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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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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


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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. Can YOU tell if the dark spot on my skin is an age spot, freckle, blood clot, mole or melanoma? ...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 ulcer on gum. Ulcer is 90% healed. I can still feel little soft white bump where the ulcer is. What it can be?

I have ulcer on gum. Ulcer is 90% healed. I can still feel little soft white bump where the ulcer is. What it can be?

Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue forms as part of the healing process.
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Hi. I am a bit worried. My upper gums are a bit swollen and red and on my upper gum on the left side is a very tiny tiny white bump. Is this bad?

Hi. I am a bit worried. My upper gums are a bit swollen and red and on my upper gum on the left side is a very tiny tiny white bump. Is this bad?

Gingivitis?: If you noticed a swelling, infected gums or frequent bleeding gums, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay, call a dentist ASAP. ...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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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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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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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 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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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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I have a slight swelling at the base of a 2 year old crown and root canal...no discharge or pain. Not red or white bump just larger than other gums.

I have a slight swelling at the base of a 2 year old crown and root canal...no discharge or pain. Not red or white bump just larger than other gums.

Many possibilities: Possibilities include, but not limited to, failed root canal, fractured tooth, recurrent decay, food impaction, gum abscess, traumatic incident, burn, etc. Please see your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Don't try to self-diagnose and self-treat. Get professional help. ...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 had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

Wrong people: You're talking to the wrong people. You should be calling your Dentist about this. You may have a dental or periodontal infection, present before the cleaning, but exacerbated by the tissue manipulation. Call your Dentist. ...Read more

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I have a small white bump on my gums, on the inside right below my bottom middle teeth (seemingly touching). It feels as if it is pushing my tooth a bit; a mild dull ache... Any ideas? It has been a consistent ache for a few days so far.

I have a small white bump on my gums, on the inside right below my bottom middle teeth (seemingly touching). It feels as if it is pushing my tooth a bit; a mild dull ache... Any ideas? It has been a consistent ache for a few days so far.

Fistula, See DDS: Fistula is a sign that there is an infection and your body is draining it out. Unlike some other types of infection, a dental chronic abscess will not get better on its own. See your dentist for diagnosis, x-ray and treatment. ...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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Do your gums feel sore and with a white bump when wisdom teeth? Are? Growing?

Do your gums feel sore and with a white bump when wisdom teeth? Are? Growing?

YES: Pericoronitis is what you are experiencing around erupting or partially impacted third third molars. Pain and discomfort are present with inflammation and sometimes infection. See a dentist for treatment. ...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