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What should I do? I've got a lump on gums below tooth?

What should I do? I've got a lump on gums below tooth?

Dental appointment: The tooth needs to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and the appropriate treatment for it. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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I have painless lump on gums and a slightly loose tooth, no pain though, any ideas?

I have painless lump on gums and a slightly loose tooth, no pain though, any ideas?

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

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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 ?

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

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Lump caused from biting gum what is this?

Lump caused from biting gum what is this?

Lump: 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

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Need help. I've got a painless lump in my gum?

Have it examined: Can't make a determination without an examination. See a dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What could this sensitive lump on my gum be from?

What could this sensitive lump on my gum be from?

Many things: For symptoms lasting this long, you need to discuss this with your doctor, who will to an examination in person. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lump on my gum that comes and goes?

What to do if I have a lump on my gum that comes and goes?

See your dentist: The fistula is a sign that there is an infection and your body is draining it out through the pimple. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is this lump under my gums, please help?

I'm wondering what is this lump under my gums, please help?

Fistula draining: A fistula is a draining tract from an enclosed abscess from a tooth or a periodontal pocket to the gum surface. It looked like a boil or pimple. Depression of the lump may exudate blood or pus. Check with your dentist/periodontist. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

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