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I noticed a small white bump on the front of my 4 y/o gums. It's not painful, and her teeth are in great condition, she's healthy otherwise. ideas?

I noticed a small white bump on the front of my 4 y/o gums. It's not painful, and her teeth are in great condition, she's healthy otherwise. ideas?

Many possibilities: It could be from an infection in the tooth from trauma, small fibroma (benign), spot of irritation from fingers. best way to rule out infections is to visit your dentist and have an xray to determine if there is an intra-boney infection. if you can wipe it off it might be the start of a yeast infection ...Read more

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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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I have a white bump on my gums should I be worried it doesn't hurt at all?

I have a white bump on my gums should I be worried it doesn't hurt at all?

Needs to be seen!: We can't properly diagnose these types of situations, sight unseen, over the internet. It may or may not be normal and you should see a dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my gums. It looks like a hole and it hurts really bad. What should I do?

I have a white bump on my gums. It looks like a hole and it hurts really bad. What should I do?

Fistula: You might had a decayed tooth that got infected and turned into an abscess which later had to open to drain usually in the gum area above or under that accessed tooth. ...Read more

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I have a small white bump that almost feels like its under my gum line stayed for about a month can move slightly only hurts when pressurs applied?

I have a small white bump that almost feels like its under my gum line stayed for about a month can move slightly only hurts when pressurs applied?

Get checked: I am suspicious that you may have some sort of abscess, most commonly from an unhealthy tooth. Tooth infections can drain thru the bone to the gum, causing a small bump ...Read more

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For 2 days my gum was swollen and then today a white bump with a little red on it appeared. I'm worried. Cankersore or worse? No other symptoms

For 2 days my gum was swollen and then today a white bump with a little red on it appeared. I'm worried. Cankersore or worse? No other symptoms

Swollen Gums.: Sounds like you have a fistula due to an infection on a tooth. Need to visit a dentist, take an xray and diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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My mother had a white bump on her gums that poped and was full of blood what was it?

My mother had a white bump on her gums that poped and was full of blood what was it?

An abscess: This was probably an infection that drained when the abscess burst. She should see a dentist for treatment and to make sure that the cause of the infection is taken care of. ...Read more

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For months I've had a grainy white bump on my lower gum. The dentist referred me to an oral surgeon for MRI, etc.... Trying to avoid $$$ if it is common and not harmful. How common is this?

For months I've had a grainy white bump on my lower gum.  The dentist referred me to an oral surgeon for MRI, etc....  Trying to avoid $$$ if it is common and not harmful.  How common is this?

MRI ?: Something seems off. I personally can't see why an MRI seems warranted from what you describe as clinical symptoms alone. Consider a second opinion or restate why the OS thinks it's necessary. ...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?

Healing wisdom area: How long ago was the tooth removed? It could be an infection, an exposed piece of bone, a bone fragment working its way to the surface, a small piece of tooth or something else. See you dentist for a personal clinical exam and evaluation. If the tooth was removed recently, this is part of normal aftercare and the responsibility of the surgeon, although it's your responsibility to call and ask. ...Read more

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