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What Does The Little Thin Piece That Is Attached To Your Gums And Lips Do
Frenulum: These strips of tissue are called the labial frenula. The maxillary frenulum can form an extension during infancy, which if persistent during dental eruption may lead to widely spaced central incisors. Excision of this tissue is called a frenulectomy. ...Read more
What happens when allograph tissue material is placed between my gums and teeth roots and it does not work due to the thinness of my gums?
Evaluate: If the bone plate is thin, you may need a block bone graft instead. Get another opinion. ...Read more
The little thing that attaches my bottom lip to my gum has a small bump and is sore, what should I do?
Sore Mouth rinse: Such as Orajel antiseptic sore mouth rinse can provide temporary relief. If you need more for the soreness, you can try taking a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve). The bump should resolve on its own within a few days. ...Read more
My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should I be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?
No as disc space: Narrowing is a sign of us aging in terms of the spine which has been demonstrated to begin as early as 10 years of age with males showing signs on x-rays at an earlier age than females with smoking accelerating these changes as well as trauma and genetic basis. Don't sweat over the minor pain ...Read more
I ripped the webbing that attached your tongue and mouth/gums. It's healing white. Doesn't hurt, it's a little swollen and doesn't smell. Normal?
Yes: The white part is called an eschar. It is the covering that mucous membranes make when they heal. It should go away in time. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What could be causing the roof of my mouth and inside gum-line to be like "sandpaper"? I first felt this roughness 2 days ago. It is not painful. However today I noticed a small lump of irritated skin attached just about an inch below the front inside o
The roughness and patches in your mouth can be attributed to a couple of things - and infection or a reaction to a type of food you ate.
Foods - some people experience excoriation of oral membranes if eating a food that they are sensitive to. For instance, if you eat a fruit that is highly acidic such as kiwi, it can be irritating to the mouth. Some people experience sensitivity to spicy foods or cinnamon flavored candy/food. This is resolved by avoiding foods that can cause irritation.
Infection - there are fungi that reside in our bodies that may grow out of control if our immune system is affected or decreased. One infection that can occur in the mouth is called "thrush, " caused by the fungus, candida. This infection is manifested by red or white, irritated patches in the mouth. It can be treated with otc topical solutions, but please note that healing could take a couple of weeks. It will be important to follow up with your doctor if symptoms persist, despite otc treatment. Oral cancers and other infections have similar early symtpoms, as you are currently experiencing. ...Read more
I have healthy teeth and gums. But I have a little hard bump on the floor or my mouth right below my teeth. I can't tell if it is attached to the jaw or if it moves when I touch it. Should I be worried or go see a doctor?
See dentist: Have your dentist check this out, it may be a bony exostosis, which is harmless. Go to the dentist for piece of mind. ...Read more
Nothing: It will heal without causing any future problems. ...Read more
Will a frenectomy change my lip shape or smile? If my lip isn’t attached to my gums the same as before, will that mean it has a different shape after? Will my upper lip be more droopy or not stretch the same when I smile? My dentist says it’s the best way
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
User of khaini (quid), tobacco mixed with lime put in between lips and gums, for ten years now I hv little white dots inside cheeks can it be cancer..
The little flab on my gum to my lower lib inside it hurts really bad when I move it. Its the the thing on my lower gum and to my bottom of my lower lip?
I have a small gum colored nodule on my upper frenulum (under my upper lip) is this normal? Not sure if its always been there. It is not painful
I would have this: Looked at by an Oral Surgeon and see what he thinks.. ...Read more
Have a painful small white pimple looking thing on inside of mouth between gums and inside of lips. Doesn't seem serious but really hurts.
It may be serious!: It is most likely an infection and you should see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Untreated infections can spread and cause serious complications. I wouldn't wait until it flares up and you have severe pain and swelling. ...Read more
I have a small lump on my bottom lip left side it is hard and I have been biting it it feels almost like a cyst in your gums but doesn't hurt till bit?
Lump: May be nothing. May be quite dangerous. May be hundreds of things in between. If you found a lump anywhere else on your body, wouldn't you have it examined? Any pain, bleeding, or swelling (lump) should be immediately examined. Please see your General Dentist or a Specialist Oral Surgeon immediately for an examination. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be told that it's benign? ...Read more
I've had small bumps reoccur in my mouth and they're slightly painful. They occur on my inner cheeks, inside upper/lower lip, and on gums sometimes. What do I do?
Little not visible little itchy bumps covering entire lip and corners of mouth? Also little clear bumps on gums.
Little bumps?: The bumps inside your mouth may or may not be related to the itchy bumps on your lips. The little bumps may be small salivary glands. Itching may be an allergic reaction or a host of other medical issues. If it does not resolve within a day or two, gets worse, or you want to find out what it is & whether or not it requires treatment, see you PCP, Dermatologist, Allergist or dentist. ...Read more
My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 I first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.
I have Been having many small painful red bumps on my gums and lately on my lower lip and it's very uncomfortable and don't know what to do&what it is?
I would see dermatol: For biopsy of lip to diagnose your problem ...Read more
Small area below lip on right is burning off and on for 5 months, had RC for infection. No MS. Now same on left. Gums also slightly numb. Is it NCS?
Hello my gums were sore yesterday morning and my mouth became in pain I noticed a ulcer on the upper inner part of my top lip on the thing the thin la?
Stress ulcers: Could be many things. Your dentist will be able to evaluate and treat accordingly. Could be stress ulcers (aphthous ulcers), herpes, pemphigoid, pemphigus or lichen planus. These are fancy words but will need to know what your mouth looks like before a recommendation can be made. ...Read more
I have some small white/yellowish bumps on the inside, back of my lip. In between my gums and lip line. Painful, bleed sometimes. Canker or cold sore?
Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It will burn a bit when you put it on but will go away within a few minutes. If your dentist has a soft tissue laser that can also help with the healing process. It should go away in about a week. Hope this helps!!! ...Read more
I have one small red bump in the area at the bottom of my mouth where my gums meet my lip, right in the middle. It has a white pimple-looking head on it. It is causing me pain throughout my mouth and burns whenever I eat/drink. What could it be?
Canker sore: It's a canker sore, or an aphthous ulcer. I get them too, and they are annoying. The immune system itself causes them, sometimes in times of stress, sometimes in response to certain viruses, or sometimes "just 'cuz". Aside from a pain reliever if they are bad, there isn't much you can do, and they go away without help in about 1-2 weeks. Certain foods like citrus are irritating. ...Read more
Top front teeth and gums tingle and burn. Top Lip a little numb too. Headache upon waking for two days. Headache cont all day. What could cause this?
I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?
Mouth lesions: Maybe cold sores or ulcers. Or may be connected to your teeth. Have them seen by your doctor or dentist for a a accurate diagnosis and treated. All the best. ...Read more
Why am I having lymph nodes at the back of my head, small wounds on the gum and bumps on the gum and cheeks?
Need to be examined: You may have infection in your mouth and gums which needs to be treated. And the lymph nodes as well. You can consult your GP and may also need to see your dentist asap ...Read more
I am getting small painful bumps in my mouth: on my gums and on the base and roof of my mouth. What could it be?
Need Consultation: It could be tooth or gum infection, or could be a sexually transmitted disease. Either way, get your dentist and/or physicial to look at it. ...Read more
Back of my mouth been hurting here lately when I looked in the mirror its this little round piece of gum over my tooth? What's this?
See your dentist.: Not sure if you have wisdom teeth or not and if you do have then some times either it is in the process of erupting or impacted, infected and gum tissues are responding to local demand. Good luck. ...Read more
My 20 month old son has 2 large white patches inside mouth on his gums, a little bit bigger than a pencil eraser?
Loose white patches inside the mouth could signify the presence of yeast commonly known as thrush.
The yeast infection can cause problems in other parts of the body, like diaper rash.
If you do have thrush, make sure you optimize oral hygiene, if your baby is still on bottles or paci, sterilize them or better yet, wean your baby off them. Consult your doc, as thrush needs a anti fungal medication. ...Read more
I have had a chain put in my mouth to pull a tooth down and the rope that's attached to my gum has come away so my chain is dangling down! What do I do?
Chain: You pick up the phone and immediately call your treating General Dentist or Orthodontic specialist. If attachment area closes over it will have to be reed posed. Don't wait, call now. ...Read more
I have small bump inside the mouth... Left side. Just under the gums area. On the soft tissues. It is painless...
Dental evaluation: I guess, you should get a thorough dental evaluation. Good luck! ...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?
I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?
Show it to a Dr: Any black spot that is changing in color or growing in size needs to be checked by a medical or a dental professional (in your case). There is a small but real chance that it could turn into a melanoma, a type of Cancer. So get it checked...you may need a biopsy done if it is growing in size or dimensions. ...Read more
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
Often in my mouth, around the teeth, my gum gets little bit swollen and if I touch that region it pains. And gradually that swollen area turns white.
Get Examined: There are a number of conditions of the gums that could present with those symptoms. They are benign but still need diagnosis and treatment. Have your dentist take a look and if it seems a bit more complicated you may need to see an oral surgeon or a dentist with oral medicine training. ...Read more
I have a small bump under the skin near the gum line on the floor of my mouth on the right side. You can't see it in the mirror you can only feel it.
Needs to be seen: We can't see or diagnose these types of situations over the internet. It may or may not be normal. You will have to see your dentist for an accurate answer to your question. See someone in case it does require treatment! ...Read more
I recently had my bottom molar extracted and I have got my mouth sliced open four times because my gum keeps getting infected! How can I fix this problem without getting it cut open again??? Its like a little bubble and blood comes out of it.
Oral surgeon: Sounds like the area has never healed and is infected. You need to see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
I have a bump or a lump in my upper mouth on the top of my gums, my front tooth is loose a little bit what could it be.
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