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Soft Painless Lump On Gum
I have a red lump on gum. Discovered after eating hard cereal with fruit and nuts. Initially doubled in size but now getting smaller. No pain?
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Hard white lump on gum. X-ray was clear-no bone/calcium. Painless, hard as bone. Dentist couldn't give me a clear answer. Ideas of what it could be?
Bone - what else: Not say where it is located. See an oral surgeon. It is not unusual to have a spontaneous growth of bone at a site. A surgeon may want to remove it and look at it under the microscope. I would not ignore it. ...Read more
Exostosis: It could be a small, benign bony growth. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Lump: It is always wise to show anything that you are suspicious about to a professional for your own protection and peace of mind. ...Read more
Big lump on gum can't get swelling down tried salt water clove and other stuff please help very painful?
I had an abcessed upper wisdom my dentist said it would be ok to pull before antibiot, now the lump on gum line turned white. Just pulled yesterday ok?
Hard lump on gum under tongue been there over two months dentist is keeping an eye on it hasn't changed in size or appearane is this a good sign? /
Yes- Torus?: If it is a mandibular torus, which is merely some excess bone, it is completely benign and nothing to be concerned with. In fact, there is no reason to even monitor it. Without actually personally examining you and seeing x-rays of the area, there is no way to know for sure that's what you have. Ask your dentist if that is what it is or does he\she suspect anything else. ...Read more
Above front top teeth is a lump on gum like a tiny little lump, it is sore when I touch it with toungue or with finger, it feels hard but maybe that'?
An Abscess?: You appear to be describing an abscess that is related to one or more of your front teeth. Best course of action is to see a dentist and have a comprehensive exam. If an abscess is not treated, it could lead to tooth loss, pain, blood poisoning, even death on rare occasions! Don't delay... Knowledge is power! ...Read more
Sore red front and white back of tongue red pimple at back and hard lump on gum below teeth under tongue. Dentist says not suspisious? Is he correct?
2nd opinion: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hard lump on gum under tongue can move tip of it so can't be torus dentist says keep an eye on it is waiting a good idea could it be cancer? Scared!
White coating on tounge red sore on tongue near tonsil neck pain and hard lump on gum under and jaw pain any ideas?
See dentist: The white coating on the tongue could be a sign of an underlying illness that had been ongoing. The red sore and the bump on the gum are of concern. Consultation with the dentist is very important. Together with your physician the overall reasons for this occurrence can be determined treated and improved by them. Please get seen as soon as you can. ...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
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
Abscess: But that is merely a guess... Could be lots of other things. Have a local dentist examine you. ...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
Where in your mouth is it located? How long has it been there? Is it soft or hard? Has it changed in size or color?
There are numerous possibilities. It is impossible to diagnose without an examination.
Please see your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Smaller than a bb sized firm lump under gums. Movable. No pain. Been there for months, with no change. Any ideas?
Absolutely: See a dentist asap to find out what it is. If it's an infection which is quite possible, leaving it untreated may have caused more bone destruction than immediate treatment, and certainly exposes you to the risk of spread and very serious complications! ...Read more
Have got small painless lumps on my upper gums top of the canines on both sides. What may be the cause? Have got yellow urine too
Painless bumps: The painless bumps may be normal bone contours or exostosis which are a benign and a variant of normal bone anatomy. Urine is normally yellow but varies in color depending upon what you eat. See your dentist for dental questions and speak to your own physician regarding medical ones. Always best to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
LUMPS INSIDE MOUTH:
WHAT IS THE QUESTION?
DO SEE YOUR PCP.
IT COULD BE ANYTHING, BUT I DO NOT THINK IT IS SOMETHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more
Small painless movable and hard lump near submental lymphnode and bloody gums. Is it cancer? Haven't been to the dentist in over 2 years
Firm lump upper gum near molars. Can't see it but can feel. No pain or swelling anywhere else. Been there for 2 wks. Would abscess have head by now?
See a dentist: No, an abscess may not have surfaced if it was due to a minimally invasive organism (s). You should get this looked at asap since you do not want whatever is causing this to extend beyond the area in which it is now located. That could be extremely severe and in some cases even life-threatening. ...Read more
I have noticed a hard painless lump on my inside gum after a tooth had a cavity and broke off... I'm going to the dentist today but I'm so terrified?
Abscess? Tori?: My guess would be an abscess although it could be a number of other things. It could also be a torus which is merely some extra bone and a variant of normal anatomy. Whatever it is, even an infection it can be treated painlessly so there is no reason to be worried, let alone terrified. When was your last dental check-up and do you go regularly? ...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
I'm 19, have a small painless lump on inner bottom gum on the right side. (floor of mouth side of gum) it looks mouth flesh-coloured. What could it be?
Small soft reddish lump, roof of mouth alongside gum, at the back of mouth came out of nowhere, no pain been there about a week, really worried?
Lump: You need to see oral surgeon it may be a cyst. ...Read more
Had a root canal over a year ago and I noticed my gums and cheek is swollen with a lump in my cheek but no pain what so ever. What could this be?
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