Do I have an abscess? Lump above front tooth

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    WorriedIncisor

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    i have a lump above my front tooth, it feels weird, it doesn’t hurt and isn’t at all painful. It feels like a bubble could this be an abscess or would it hurt if it was an abscess? Thanks
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Could be. Any photos?
     
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    Hi thanks for your reply, it doesn’t really show up in photos, the bubble did pop and now it’s just red, if it was an abscess would I be in a lot of pain? Thanks
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    If it popped, it is likely to be a draining abscess. They don't always cause pain; it's like bursting a pimple. But the cause is still present (dead tooth), and you need to get it checked properly and treated. Antibiotics won't cure it, and should only be used for facial swelling - don't let it get that far.
     
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    Hi thanks for your reply, is there any possibility it could have just been an ulcer, there is no lump there now my gum is just a bit red, I’m so scared
     
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    You should see a dentist. Nobody here can diagnose you without x rays. But if it's an abscess then it will come back. Ulcers do not pop.
     
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