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Dentist said gum inflammation around capped Lowe molar. Same area pea size firm tender moveable lump on/above jaw line what is this ? How to treat?

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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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Get back to the Dentist or see a Root Canal Specialist for further evaluation.
You may be describing an abscess which indicates the need for root canal therapy to solve the problem. Any exudate (pus) from the lump ? Pain ? Does it change in size ? See the specialist(Endodontist) if you answered yes to any of these. You may also have a poorly fitting crown which needs replacement. Good luck.

In brief: More info

Get back to the Dentist or see a Root Canal Specialist for further evaluation.
You may be describing an abscess which indicates the need for root canal therapy to solve the problem. Any exudate (pus) from the lump ? Pain ? Does it change in size ? See the specialist(Endodontist) if you answered yes to any of these. You may also have a poorly fitting crown which needs replacement. Good luck.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gum inflammation

The crown and bacteria irritate the surrounding gum tissue creating areas of gum inflammation.
This can lead to pain, inflammation, and bleeding near the crown and also enlarged, moveable lymph nodes. See your dentist for consultation and treatment.

In brief: Gum inflammation

The crown and bacteria irritate the surrounding gum tissue creating areas of gum inflammation.
This can lead to pain, inflammation, and bleeding near the crown and also enlarged, moveable lymph nodes. See your dentist for consultation and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: This sounds like an

inflamed lymph node, possibly related to the gum inflammation.
Did the dentist say there was an infection? Put you on antibiotics? You may want to also see your primary care physician, if you did not get an antibiotic. If you did, you can also take ibuprofen and followup with the dentist or your doctor if not improving.

In brief: This sounds like an

inflamed lymph node, possibly related to the gum inflammation.
Did the dentist say there was an infection? Put you on antibiotics? You may want to also see your primary care physician, if you did not get an antibiotic. If you did, you can also take ibuprofen and followup with the dentist or your doctor if not improving.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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