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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.

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: See dentist

as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Abscessed tooth infections can spread and cause more serious health issues.

In brief: See dentist

as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Abscessed tooth infections can spread and cause more serious health issues.
Dr. Elton Behner
Dr. Elton Behner
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Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
Sounds like an abscess to me as well. It needs the expertise of a dentist for diagnosis and treatment options. Don't wait.
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible infection

If the bump is above the loose tooth it is possible you are getting an abcess or infection either from the tooth or the gums around the tooth.
Have your dentist evaluate the tooth

In brief: Possible infection

If the bump is above the loose tooth it is possible you are getting an abcess or infection either from the tooth or the gums around the tooth.
Have your dentist evaluate the tooth
Dr. Dale Rottman
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Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible abscess

Sounds like a possible abscess, if so - would need a root canal.
Especially if there is a history of deep decay, multiple fillings in that tooth, or a history of trauma.

In brief: Possible abscess

Sounds like a possible abscess, if so - would need a root canal.
Especially if there is a history of deep decay, multiple fillings in that tooth, or a history of trauma.
Dr. Stephen Pyle
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infection

You have symptoms of an infection.
See a d noisy ASAP for an exam and find out what is going on and the best treatment.

In brief: Infection

You have symptoms of an infection.
See a d noisy ASAP for an exam and find out what is going on and the best treatment.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many things...

... but it needs to be seen, and soon, by a local dentist.
Failure to treat promptly can result in the loss of the tooth. Please call for an appointment.

In brief: Many things...

... but it needs to be seen, and soon, by a local dentist.
Failure to treat promptly can result in the loss of the tooth. Please call for an appointment.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infection

You probably have an abscessed tooth or infected gum tissue.
The lump is probably the pus trying to find an exit. The looseness probably means some bone loss. Please get to your Dentist immediately while the tooth can still be saved.

In brief: Infection

You probably have an abscessed tooth or infected gum tissue.
The lump is probably the pus trying to find an exit. The looseness probably means some bone loss. Please get to your Dentist immediately while the tooth can still be saved.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Dental infection

Dental infection will not resolve on its own with home care.
The most common type of the dental infection is a tooth or combination of both tooth-gum infection. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.

In brief: Dental infection

Dental infection will not resolve on its own with home care.
The most common type of the dental infection is a tooth or combination of both tooth-gum infection. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry

In brief: Infection

Your tooth is loose because you have bacteria going under the gums and eating the bone away, the bump is where all the bugs are collecting.

In brief: Infection

Your tooth is loose because you have bacteria going under the gums and eating the bone away, the bump is where all the bugs are collecting.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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