dental care


Question by  friday (31)

Why do I have a lump on my lower gums?


Answer by  lalallalala (180)

First you should find out what the lump is, it may be an abcess. Often caused by plaque, tartar, food debris, faulty filling or crown, or brush bristle.


Answer by  Sticky (363)

It depends. If the lump is hard it may be an erupting tooth. If it is soft and painful it may be an abscess. If it looks like a blister it may be a mucosele.


Answer by  ddssmiles (5)

The most common ones are an abcess or a cyst, but in any case you should see your dentist or doctor to rule out anything serious.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

If you are experiencing a bit of a lump on your lower gums, you could have some kind of gum disease. I suggest you go check this out by your dentist.


Answer by  Whippetlover200 (150)

A bump on your gums next to a tooth can be an infection draining out. This is called a parulis. Your dentist will check the teeth nearby this lump to see if any of them are infected and will take xrays to check. A root canal will fix this.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

If it is painful then it could be a pocket of infection, or an abcess tooth. It could also be a pertruding tooth. Either way you should see your denist about it. A lump on your lower gums is not normal and needs to be checked out by a professional.

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