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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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Does a abscess change color on the gum? Daughter had a white bump on gum that has now turned red should I be worried? She goes to dentist in the morn.

Does a abscess change color on the gum? Daughter had a white bump on gum that has now turned red should I be worried? She goes to dentist in the morn.

Yes can change: Most likely the color change is because the white pus in the abscess has drained out. The red color is because the area is still inflamed from the infection. It should be fine until she can see the dentist tomorrow morning. It is important that you keep this appointment. ...Read more

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My daughter fell about 6 months ago. Her tooth in the front turned dark gray. Said it wasn't dead it was ok. White bump on gum now red is it serious?

My daughter fell about 6 months ago. Her tooth in the front turned dark gray. Said it wasn't dead it was ok. White bump on gum now red is it serious?

Needs treatment: The blow to her tooth caused the nerve & tissues inside her tooth to become necrotic which in turn led to the discoloration. This often takes time to develop & present itself as an infection. It requires immediate treatment & she should be seen by a dentist (general dentist or endodontist) for an evaluation, which will probably require root canal therapy if the tooth is salvageable (or extraction). ...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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