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I have a bump underneath on my gum. Its sore when I put my tongue to is could it be an ulcer or absess?

I have a bump underneath on my gum. Its sore when I put my tongue to is could it be an ulcer or absess?

Yes: Could be.... Have it looked at. At any rate it shouldn't be there longer than 7-10 days if it is an ulcer. Abscess will not go away without treatment. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Sore gums& I mean swollen and puffy. Never had anything like this before. Wiped off my teeth what looked like mucus, and now I have bumps on my tongue.

Sore gums& I mean swollen and puffy. Never had anything like this before. Wiped off my teeth what looked like mucus, and now I have bumps on my tongue.

Thrush: Hello,
at your age I have seen numerous cases of thrush, or oral candida infection, (yeast). Another condition, could be anug, or acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. Both of these disorders are reversable, and easily treated by your dentist. They most often occour when your imune system is down, your overstressed, or not eating or sleeping well. See a dds very soon, very easy to cure. ...Read more

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Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Cinnamon sensitivity: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon. Stop chewing cinnamon gum and using other cinnamon flavored foods and see if your soreness goes away in a few days. If it does not then see a dentist about your sore tongue. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps on the roof of my mouth & gums are sore. What is going on?

Tiny red bumps on the roof of my mouth & gums are sore. What is going on?

See Dentist now: You may have primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, or trenchmouth. This can be very painful, destructive, and smelly. You usually will feel run down and often feverish. Happens frequently around exam time for students, or other greatly stressful times. See your dentist for evaluation. Hopefully something less, but go now an find out. You can be feeling better with treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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On the gums inside my mouth there is this huge bump and it's not really painful but just sore under my jaw. What could it be and how do I treat it?

On the gums inside my mouth there is this huge bump and it's not really painful but just sore under my jaw. What could it be and how do I treat it?

See dentist soon: Some swellings due to infection are not always painful. Have the swelling evaluated to see if it is associated with a problem tooth. Don't let the lack of pain lull you into believing that it will simply go away. You don't want an infection to suddenly become aggressive and cause more serious complications. ...Read more

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The two symmetrical bumps on my mouth's roof behind front teeth, sometimes one of mine feels sore after chewing gum, eating or smoking. Why?

The two symmetrical bumps on my mouth's roof behind front teeth, sometimes one of mine feels sore after chewing gum, eating or smoking. Why?

Irritation: The "bumps" are sore because they are irritated. The question is, what are those "bumps"? Lesions like that can be as benign as a torus palatinus, or they could be more serious, especially since you are a smoker. Have them evaluated by your dentist... It may save your life. ...Read more

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I started with a cold sore and now have many more all over my mouth. I also have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. My gums are inflamed and bleed when I brush my teeth, and seem to be cut up. Is that a side effect of herpes too?

I started with a cold sore and now have many more all over my mouth. I also have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. My gums are inflamed and bleed when I brush my teeth, and seem to be cut up. Is that a side effect of herpes too?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause. One's FIRST case of oral herpes can cause mouth sores from front to back. Later recurrences should cause cold sores on or near the lips. To lessen mouth pain, one can see her doctor and ask about mouth rinses (some contain anesthetic, Maalox, Benadryl, etc.). ...Read more

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What is a bump under tongue on gums?

What is a bump under tongue on gums?

Bump gums: This can be due to a virus. Sometimes it goes away after 10days to 2 weeks, but see your physician or dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can white sore bumps on tongue indicate low B12 level?

B12: Generally no. Please see your ENT or your dentist to have the sore white bumps evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Hi, just an hour ago after I finished eating, this black bump appeared under my tongue and it's a little sore. I have no idea what it is?

See your dentist: To rule out salivary gland stone. Your doctor will do exams and tests to find out what is the cause of the problem and will present current treatment options. Take care. ...Read more

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Multiple issues with my tongue : red and white bumps all over, a few whitish bumps on tip and underside, soreness on tip. Came on suddenly. Any ideas?

Multiple issues with my tongue : red and white bumps all over, a few whitish bumps on tip and underside, soreness on tip. Came on suddenly. Any ideas?

R/O THRUSH/GLOSSITIS: Thrush an oral yeast infection can be caused by both steroids and antibiotics. You need to be examined and cultured. Normally empiric antifungal therapy is started ie mycelex troche Or diflucan (fluconazole). Make sure to see your doctor for follow up exam labs and stool testing for Hpylori and potential endoscopy ...Read more

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I have a bump on my tongue that makes that area feel sore and it burns. It almost looks like a thorn if I push it up it's located on the top of my ton?

I have a bump on my tongue that makes that area feel sore and it burns. It almost looks like a thorn if I push it up it's located on the top of my ton?

Tongue lesion: Difficult to diagnose without seeing the tongue directly. Simple cause : aphthous ulcer or stomatitis. However many things can cause painful bumps. Please get a physician evaluation ASAP. ...Read more

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Sore throat and bumps on my tongue, what is this?

Sore throat and bumps on my tongue, what is this?

Sore throat, bumps: Impossible to say without an examination and medical history. They may be related or two different problems.
See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What are the little sore bumps on your gums?

What are the little sore bumps on your gums?

Could be: I could be a number of things from normal to some sort of infection. Have a dentist take a look to give you an accurate opinion. ...Read more

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What are the little sore bumps on your gums?

What are the little sore bumps on your gums?

See a dentist.: Bumps in the gum that are sore can be infection of the gum or a tooth nerve or it can be one of a whole list of other possibilities. Only a visit to the dentist for examination and diagnosis can help you, so make an appointment! ...Read more

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Little bumps on tongue lie bumps on tongue are sore?

Little bumps on tongue lie bumps on tongue are sore?

Bumps on tongue: We can't diagnose this without a visual examination.
If the bumps and/or the soreness does not resolve itself in 7-10 days, call your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Injury?: Most likely an injury however I would see my dentist and have it checked if it is not better in a few days. Is there a sharp or jagged filling on that side of your mouth? ...Read more

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Please help there's bump under tongue on the left side, it's not a cold sore I don't think. How to tell?

Please help there's bump under tongue on the left side, it's not a cold sore I don't think. How to tell?

Your dentist: Can often diagnose lesions in the mouth. There isn't a way to diagnose it with the info available. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen and sore taste bud or bump on tongue?

You should be: If swelling is transitory, watch for return. If it has been there for a while, it would be prudent to see a dentist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my tongue that came from a bite while chewing gum. It refuses to heal. What should I do?

I have a sore on my tongue that came from a bite while chewing gum. It refuses to heal. What should I do?

It: It sounds like you have a traumatic ulcer. The problem with them is that you probably keep biting it. Without the repeat trauma, they take 10-14 days to heal.
Keep it clean by brushing it with peroxide-the one that is indicated as an oral antiseptic.
You can also buy oragel to soothe it. If you can find it, get the one for "denture sore mouth".
If it is not gone after 2 weeks, get to a dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I developed a very small red bump on the tip of my tongue that is painful / sore. I burned my tongue earlier today, could it be related?

I developed a very small red bump on the tip of my tongue that is painful / sore. I burned my tongue earlier today, could it be related?

Yes: When you burn your tongue with hot temperature food, it will leave an irritated area sometimes in a red shade that would be sore temporarily. ...Read more

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I was pretty sick last week and my gums started to swell and now I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well and my tonsils are still swollen?

I was pretty sick last week and my gums started to swell and now I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well and my tonsils are still swollen?

Tongue and tonsils: There Re normally bumps on the back of your tongue. They are part of the immune system to help fight infections. If you have been sick and your nutrition and brushing and flossing habits have been a bit lax then you can see redness in your gums. So brush, floss to keep your mouth healthy and follow up with your primary care if you are still sick or donor recover quickly. ...Read more

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I have some bumps on both sides of my tongue more towards the back. They are somewhat sore. Just noticed today because I feel them hurting. Ideas?

I have some bumps on both sides of my tongue more towards the back. They are somewhat sore. Just noticed today because I feel them hurting. Ideas?

See a dentist/MD: When one or more of your taste buds becomes inflamed or irritated, it can swell and form a painful bump. Though most sore tongues are nothing to worry about, you should consult a doctor if you have a lump or sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within a week or two. Many oral cancers don't hurt in the early stages. ...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