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Soft Lump On Gums
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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