Bump on lower gum..., what is it?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by singh_ding_ring@boltblue.com, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Hi, about two weeks ago I had a pain on my lower at the back (double)
    tooth on the left hand side - sorry not sure what tooth is called.
    There is also a filling on this tooth. Anyway, pain went away, but
    today when brushing teeth noticed a bump on the lower gum, at the base
    of the tooth..., it is roundish, raised and slightly white (not at all
    red or inflamed) and doesn't hurt.

    Does anyone know what this might be?

    Good luck!
    , Jun 8, 2005
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  2. Dr Steve Guest

    It is a sign that you should visit your dentist this week and have it

    Stephen [What's a Temporary?], D.D.S.
    Michigan, USA

    This posting is intended for informational or conversational purposes only.
    Always seek the opinion of a licensed dental professional before acting on
    the advice or opinion expressed here. Only a dentist who has examined you
    in person can diagnose your problems and make decisions which will affect
    your health.
    Dr Steve, Jun 8, 2005
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  3. Guest

    yes, ta...., but have I got a couple of days as I'm away on business at
    the mo?

    Any idea what it might be?
    , Jun 8, 2005
  4. StovePipe Guest

    It may be related to the pain you had in that tooth or it might not. Is
    there any discharge coming out of it; either constantly or
    intermittantly? The thing is, lumps like that are usually either
    inflammatory or they are neoplasic. It is not really possible to say at
    this point what it is. All that can be said is that it should be
    examined and xray-ed soon. If you have no pain, let's hope it stays that
    way during your stay and when you take the plane (change of pressure).
    From where I sit the three things I would look for are periodontal
    abcess (gums), periapical abcess (with draining, indicating need for a
    root canal), or neoplasia (cancer). I don't think it is possible to be
    more specific than that.
    Hope this helps
    StovePipe, Jun 8, 2005
  5. W_B Guest

    On 7 Jun 2005 16:20:35 -0700, wrote:

    Sounds like an abcessed tooth with fistula formation.

    Get thee to a dentist !
    W_B, Jun 8, 2005
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