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What this this bump that I have on my gum near the back teeth?

What this this bump that I have on my gum near the back teeth?

Could be abcess...: Since i don't know how old you are, it is hard to say..If you are in your twenties then it could be your wisdom teeth erupting if you still have them. If you don't still have your wisdom teeth, or you are older, then it could be a gum infection, with a small abcess. People can also get tumors on their gums, especially if you smoke. You should see a dentist. ...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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I had a tooth pull (back top molar) I feel a bump on my gum right above where the tooth was pulled, and it feels like there is something sharp there?

I had a tooth pull (back top molar)  I feel a bump on my  gum right above where the tooth was pulled, and it feels like there is something sharp there?

Spicule: Probably a little spicule of bone working itself out. No matter how hard I tried, however, I couldn't see, fool, examine the area through the computer screen. To make sure there's nothing to be concerned about you should call the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who did the extraction and ask them to take a look. Probably nothing to worry about, but have it examined. ...Read more

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I ate salami on roll with spicy mustard as eating a bump appeared on my gum line in back of mouth What can this be from?

I ate salami on roll with spicy mustard as eating a bump appeared on my gum line in back of mouth What can this be from?

Bump: Could be from trauma, could be from irritation. How long is it there for? Give it a day and see how it goes, otherwise visit your dentist to see if something is trapped or if the bump is being caused by a problem from your tooth. ...Read more

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I have invisalign and on my last 7 trays. I noticed a bump on my gum in between my gap of my top front two teeth. Wanted to know what might it be?

I have invisalign and on my last 7 trays. I noticed a bump on my gum in between my gap of my top front two teeth. Wanted to know what might it be?

Needs to be seen: Unknown "bumps" need to be visualized to be accurately diagnosed. Why don't you ask your treating dentist or orthodontist to take a look? That's where you'll get the most accurate answer to your question. ...Read more

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I have red soft bump on my gum where your wisdom teeth would grow. Mine haven't grown in yet. It doesn't hurt unless I bite down. Help? (Female, 16)

I have red soft bump on my gum where your wisdom teeth would grow. Mine haven't grown in yet. It doesn't hurt unless I bite down. Help? (Female, 16)

See your dentist: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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I have a small bump pea sized on my gum below my lower front teeth tongue side. It has been there for well over a month now and im scared any ideas?

I have a small bump pea sized on my gum below my lower front teeth tongue side. It has been there for well over a month now and im scared any ideas?

Blocked duct: It might be a blocked salivary duct, if it is under the tongue. If it is on the gums, it might be an abscess. In either case, 1 month is a long time, and you must get in to see your dentist for evaluation and treatment. Do not wait any longer. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on my gum area where my wisdom tooth used to be. The bump is right next to my last molar.I had my teeth pulled about 3 yr ago?

I have a small hard bump on my gum area where my wisdom tooth used to be. The bump is right next to my last molar.I had my teeth pulled about 3 yr ago?

Gum tissue: The hard gum tissue may be the healed extraction site. As long as there is no pain, swelling or bleeding, then monitor the situation. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my gum near my tooth. Tooth feels fine but bump hurts. What is this. It white ish?

I have a bump on my gum near my tooth. Tooth feels fine but bump hurts. What is this. It white ish?

Bump on gum: This may be either a gum abcess or a tooth abcess. This can be diagnosed by your dentist with an examination and an x-ray. Another possibility is an aphthous ulcer (canker sore). Again, see your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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White bump appear on my gum near my fang tooth. No cavity. When i rinsed with salt water the white bump wen away and it's just a red bump. Cankersore?

White bump appear on my gum near my fang tooth. No cavity. When i rinsed with salt water the white bump wen away and it's just a red bump. Cankersore?

likely :canker sore: If you also feel some pain and discomfort in the lesion/pimple like area, and it stays less than, or around 14 days, then most likely it. Is canker sore, or aphtus, there are simple ways to remedy that. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a sensitive to touch and chew bump on my gum where my wisdom tooth should come in at.?

Need help. I've got a sensitive to touch and chew bump on my gum where my wisdom tooth should come in at.?

Bump: It is hard to answer without knowing whether you do or do not have a wisdom tooth coming in, and without knowing the condition of the gum in the area. Please have a dentist check, as the area you are describing is common to start gum disease called periodontitis. This is #1 cause of tooth loss in adult (not from having a cavity!) x-rays will show if a wisdom tooth is now pushing out, if so. ...Read more

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I recently had a tooth extracted,4 days later I have a white bump on my gum above a nearby tooth what could it be?

I recently had a tooth extracted,4 days later I have a white bump on my gum above a nearby tooth what could it be?

So many things: The presence of a white lesion in your mouth can be from literally hundreds of different causes. If it is a white "bump," most probable cause is an infected tooth. What you need to do is go back to see your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my gum underneath my tooth. It looks like a blister but has been there for over a month now. It does not hurt or changed size.

I have a small bump on my gum underneath my tooth. It looks like a blister but has been there for over a month now. It does not hurt or changed size.

Fistula?: What you are describing sounds like a fistula or drainage track from an infected tooth. Your dentist can confirm this with an X-ray and a Gutta percha placed in the "gum pimple". It wouldn't hurt because the pressure is vented thru the pimple, but if an infection it is dangerous to your overall health. Have your dentist help you treat your problem.font wait for a crisis! ...Read more

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Small bump on my gum about 2 weeks after wisdom tooth removal. Is this an infection?

Small bump on my gum about 2 weeks after wisdom tooth removal. Is this an infection?

Generally Not: It is generally part of the healing tissue that will take several weeks to heal. It heals from the inside out and not from the outside in. ...Read more

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I have a small white bump on my gum where my widom tooth used to be. The gum there is also swollen and my jaw and ear hurt. What could it be?

I have a small white bump on my gum where my widom tooth used to be. The gum there is also swollen and my jaw and ear hurt. What could it be?

See oral surgeon: Could be infected area, bone fragment. Might be unrelated TMJ problem. Best advice is to see oral surgeon who did extraction for exam/treatment. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a strange bump on my lower right side of my mouth on my gum?

Need help. I've got a strange bump on my lower right side of my mouth on my gum?

See doctor/dentist: to figure this one out. It could be an infection that requires treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more