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Soft Lump On Gums
I am having a problem with my Gums, I am having red soft lump in my gum and it took more than 7 months.
Gum problem: Needs to be seen by a dentist to determine cause and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Dental appointment: The tooth needs to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and the appropriate treatment for it. ...Read more
See your dentist: A chronic dental abscess may produce no pain with intermittent swelling, but can develop into an acute abscess at any point. The goal of any treatment is to remove the infection, save the tooth, and prevent further complications. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more
Dentist Most Often: Some physicians--especially ENTs--can diagnose and treat some oral conditions. But, usually not gum problems. Probably 99% of dentists can diagnose and treat conditions of your gums. So, your chances are much better with a dentist. If you have something uncommon or complicated, you may be referred to a specialist: periodontist or oral surgeon. But, usually a dentist can handle it. Get some help. ...Read more
Had a really bad toothache this morning. I brushed my teeth (not hard). When went to floss I had a lump on gums and it bleeding what's wrong?
Possibly an abscess.: There are a number of different conditions that could cause your symptoms, but it is important you get in to see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If it is from a bacterial infection it needs to be addressed quickly. ...Read more
Most likely it is a "traumatic fibroma" which is basically scar tissue built up from chronic trauma from the biting. You should still have it checked/biopsied to confirm. You can have it removed via a laser. It does have a reoccurrence possibility if the trauma persists and may need the same treatment years down the road, but it is important to have it checked.
Jeffrey briney, d.D.S. ...Read more
Call: Call your Dentist immediately for an appointment. Most common cause of gum lumps is infection, but there are literally scores of other possibilities. Time is not your friend...if an infection will only worsen with time. Please call Dentist now. ...Read more
Lump on gum: What could a lump on your gum be? Infection, exostosis, benign grown, cancerous grown, foreign body granuloma among many other things. Just guesses. See a local dentist to tell you exactly what it is and what the appropriate treatment, if any is. If it's and infection or serious growth if warrants immediate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
More information: Hard to say with information provided. See oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
A lump grew at my gum. When I press it, blood came out and flattens. It hurts. What is that? What do I need to do?
I have a small lump on my gum that has been present since November. It hasn't gotten bigger. It changes between being pink and being white. No pain.
See DDS: See your dentist for a clinical evaluation ASAP. ...Read more
Infection: A lump in gum tissue usually means infection. Either an infected tooth or infected gums. Please have both your general dentist and your orthodontic specialist examine the area, possibly take x-rays if necessary, and advise proper course of treatment. ...Read more
I have a lump on the back left gum and I can wiggle it up and down and I don't know what it's is?
Wisdom tooth: If in that age group.......may be related to erupting wisdom tooth. See PMD ...Read more
I have a hard, white, painless and growing (over a few months) lump on my lower gum. What could it be?
I do not know: A lump as you describe would need to be examined in person and possibly even biopsied to definitively diagnose what it is. Best for you to see the dr. And have it checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more
3 small, painless, moveable lumps on my bottom gum on the inside, had them quiet a while my mum said it could just be normal, I'm only 17 will I die: (?
The only thing I know for sure as a dr is that you will die. But not soon from movable lumps on your jaw.
This does however require a visit to a dr. ...Read more
A lump on the gums is an abscess. Typically, there are 3 reasons for it. 1) endodontic - the pulp of the tooth is infected. Could be due to a cavity or trauma. 2) periodontic - the is an infection around the tooth. There is a space between the tooth and gums where bacteria can get trapped and abscess. 3) a fractured tooth.
An abscess is treated with antibiotics and removal of the infection. ...Read more
See a dentist: There are several possible reasons for the lump under your tongue. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Abscess: But that is merely a guess... Could be lots of other things. Have a local dentist examine you. ...Read more
Need clinical exam: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Swellings in the mouth could be many different situations. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Get in to see your dentist soon. These thing are best treated sooner than later. ...Read more
Exostosis: It could be a small, benign bony growth. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I just find out last night a hard lump grow on my upper gums the size of a 2 peas and it's painless...What it could be?
Uncertain...: Most hard lumps on the gums represent an extra growth of bone-- sometimes referred to as an "exostosis" or "torus". However, not all hard lumps are tori, and a conclusive diagnosis must take into account more than just texture or consistency. A formal professional assessment by your dentist will be required to settle the issue. ...Read more
I have a small lump on the bottom of my gum for the past 6 nearly 7 months I burst it afew times but keeps fillin and has never went away?
Dental Abscess: It certainly needs to be evaluated. Why don't you give your dentist a call for an appointment? It isn't going to go away on its own, and when the unbearable pain begins, the end result will be the same: a visit to your dentist. But only after a lot of suffering. Make the call and feel better soon. ...Read more