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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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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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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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Do I call dentist when lump on gums or doctor?

Do I call dentist when lump on gums or doctor?

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

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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.
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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 what could it be?

What to do if I have a lump on my gum what could it be?

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

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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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What is the cure for lump in my gum?

What is the cure for lump in my gum?

Depends: Without seeing it and running a few tests, difficult to say.
Some possibilities, abcess, either tooth or gum, fibroma, (pof, papilloma, peripheral giant cell granuloma). Lots of possibilities.
See you dentist. ...Read more

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Why is there a lump in my gums by my braces? Explanations please?

Why is there a lump in my gums by my braces? Explanations please?

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

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I have a hard, white, painless and growing (over a few months) lump on my lower gum. What could it be?

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

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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: (?

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: (?

Yes: 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

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Child with large non painful lump on gum?

Child with large non painful lump on gum?

Rule out tumor: This needs to be checked to rule out pathology or could be normal anatomic variant. ...Read more

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What is a lump on my gum with white puss in it?

What is a lump on my gum with white puss in it?

An abscess: 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

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Dental concern, lump underneath the gum, what to do?

Dental concern, lump underneath the gum, what to do?

See a dentist: There are several possible reasons for the lump under your tongue. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Small painless lump under my gum. What's this sound like?

Small painless lump under my gum. What's this sound like?

Abscess: But that is merely a guess... Could be lots of other things. Have a local dentist examine you. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having painful lump/cut under tooth in gum?

Please help! I'm having painful lump/cut under tooth in gum?

Painful Lump: See your dentist asap as this sounds like a tooth that is abscessing; you do not want to leave an infection untreated. It can be easily treated with a root canal. If your dentist determines that it is not tooth related then referral to a specialist is in order. ...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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have a hug hard lump on the outer side of my gums on the bottom left side. I don't kno wat it is. It I do have a cavity right where it is at. .

I have a hug hard lump on the outer side of my gums on the bottom left side. I don't kno wat it is. It I do have a cavity right where it is at. .

See a dentist: The "hard lump " is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options.. ...Read more

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I got a lump on my gums from a injury I encountered that happened 5 days ago how long will it be before it goes down? How do I make it go down faster?

I got a lump on my gums from a injury I encountered that happened 5 days ago how long will it be before it goes down? How do I make it go down faster?

Seek help asap: What kind of injury did you have? Did you have an x ray taken and an exam by a dentist? It is impossible to diagnose the lump on this forum. You should be seen immediately and make sure that the teeth, bone, and other vital structures are not damaged. Www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more