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About 8/9 years ago I got a blister on my gum, just like a small clear bubble that lasted about a month and then went away, it felt slightly sore, but nothing really bad, it has come back the past 2 winters though and lasts again about a month before going flat where you can't tell it was there at all (if you look, you can kind of see the shape where it was), is this an abscess or does it sound like a cold sore/ fever blister, I have had regular dental check ups but never mentioned it.
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replied October 21st, 2008
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Mouth ulcers are caused by many disorders. These include canker sores, leukoplakia, gingivostomatitis, oral cancer, oral lichen planus, oral thrush, and similar disorders.

Are you trying to diagnose the problem to prevent it from happening again? Or just out of curiosity?
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replied February 13th, 2012
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I agree, rooted. I had one twice that came back like you mentioned, and had pain. I tried salt water, a medicated mouth wash, etc. Here to find out, I need my wisdom teeth pulled, and my dental surgeon said that can cause that to happen. Well, right after having them pulled, the sore went away, and has been gone. Talk to your dentist about it.
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replied October 21st, 2008
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Because I am terrifed it will be an abscess or something, and I am PETRIFIED of the dentist, even though I have never had anything done there!
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replied October 22nd, 2008
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I see. Are the symptoms present now? Plus, you don't need to see a dentist, you can go to an ENT specialist (ear, nose, throat) who can also help you. Why do you think that you might have an abscess?
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replied October 22nd, 2008
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Just because every time I google 'recurring spot on gum' and things like that, it always says its an abscess, I have no tooth pain and have had regular check ups and everythings been fine, the spot isn't up at the moment and hasn't been since the very start of the year but if you pull my mouth up you can see the shape of where it was.

Thanks for the replies by the way!
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replied October 22nd, 2008
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Sure thing. It's good to check up on your health and I can tell that you're concerned.

And are you finding a gum abscess or a tooth abscess?

The main symptom of a tooth is a severe toothache. The pain is continuous and may be described as gnawing, sharp, shooting, or throbbing.

Other symptoms may include:

* Bitter taste in the mouth
* Breath odor
* General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling
* Fever
* Pain when chewing
* Sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold
* Swollen glands of the neck
* Swollen area of the upper or lower jaw -- a very serious symptom


I'm not sure if a gum blister is an indication of a tooth abscess, but might be associated with gum disease. On second thought, do you have a friend or family member who can go with you to the dentist's office when the blister occurs for a diagnosis?
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replied March 6th, 2012
i have all of these symptoms what should i do coz i am working away and no where near a dentist and im due back in 4 weeks
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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I have none of those other symptoms, yes I am worried, but thats probably because I actually suffer from health anxiety and have even had counselling over it for obsessing over my health.

The only symptom I am experiencing is the actual blister itself which has only ever appeared in the winter, so it must be related to the cold weather.

When I go to the dentist, I literally want to get out of the chair as quick as possible, I have regular check ups and have had bitewing x-rays and I have never had a problem with my teeth, the blister never oozes anything, it just looks pretty clear and feels a bit sore, then it goes flat.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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I see. That makes more sense. Fear and anxiety can alter our perception. When's your next dental check up?
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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3 weeks today, I usually tend to get full on worry mode over this issue before every appointment but of course I wouldn't dare mention it when I am there, I have never had a tooth out and honestly would be TERRIFIED if I had to.
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replied October 24th, 2008
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They can also put you under general anesthesia for larger extractions. I'd suggest that you take a friend of family member who can sympathise with your worries with you to your next appointment. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
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replied December 25th, 2009
I m having same type of blister near gum.. .. popprincess whats the diagnosis of ur prob?
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replied December 30th, 2009
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Abcessed tooth pulled/still hurts and an ear ache
Hello friends luvcomp , I too was diagnosed with a sever abscessed glance doctor rear right molar, it NEVER presented as a tooth ache Confused shrug , just a sore neck, ear ache, scared Evil or Very Mad and feeling crappy Confused and nauseated. I finally got into see the dentist, only after the abscess got so big it could be felt on the exterior of eek my lower jaw and i had a little bump in side also, only sign was 8 weeks prior i bit on something and wow flags it hurt, then i got antibiotics and that was for 5 day. Its was back in 3 weeks, so i went in and had an xray on the offending tooth and sure enough it was loose and abscessed megafon very deep, well i had the tooth out with out going under applause and i immediately noticed and ear ache glance Question , as the nurse nurse said to the doctor oh one root is still in there, they said they got it Idea doctor ?? But now i am feeling crappy glance Mad , and have headache drama , nausea, fever slight ear ache. I am going to stay on antibiotics thinking thru the holidays to make sure. I am rinsing with salt shrug water and eating soft food thumbsdwn , brushing everyday? Why would an abscesses doctor Idea lifepreserver stay or can it once its pulled 4you ?? and why the ear ache Question lifepreserver ? any information would be appreciate lifepreserver thanks ww
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replied September 26th, 2010
Gum blisters
I started with these gum blisters early spring 2009, they come and go. The pain sometimes is mild but the one I am experiencing now is immense. I had three, one on top left, bottom left and upper right. Only the upper right remains, and I just can't take the pain. I am miserable.
I had an abscess before and the pain didn't go away until I had a root canal. This come and goes?????
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replied September 26th, 2010
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My abscessed developed over night, twice now after taking prednisone, i am 46 and i take care of my teeth, how ever the tooth was so abscessed it went to the root and i had to have them pulled. very nervous about taking prednisone again as we can not afford another one. once i took antibiotics it cut the pain in half other then that i took the 400mg liquid advil. i always say this, be sure the tooth is salvageable first before the root canal, find a surgeon and get a second opinion here in canada, dentist's are rich over doing root canals on teeth that are not viable, its worth 60.00 to get the 2nd opinion. my husband was told he needed 3 root canals and we couldn't afford it so we went to surgeon and he pulled them, and said "u would of been ripped off, as they would of fallen out and you would have wasted all that money" they were not savable teeth..take into consideration your age and teeth history, before you spend 1000.00 on root canals! get a 2nd opinion take your xrays. I was told i had no infection last time, when i went to the oral surgeon he has one of those fancy machines that xray seated, however it missed a HUGE cavity, and he was shocked, as i went to my family dentist and had one xray done, and he was clear it had to come out. so go with your instinct, my first abscess was coming and going and i had a lump as well..
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replied December 12th, 2010
Blister on gum by molar 5
Currently I have why appears to be a blister on the top right on the inside. Last year I had two root canals on 3 & 5 and honestly, I think the dentist did a
Piss poor job because I still feel pain in 5(I think thats the one further back) and that is where the blister is. I am terrified and it's a huge infection. I also experience slight ear aches and now headaches. This just started when the whether got colder and its only getting worse. It doesn't help that I am a smoker as well. I do have a rather low immune system and those antibiotics prescribed before made me feel horrible.

I read a reply about going to an ENT physician. I really don't want to go to another dentist. I brush my teeth regularly and take very good care of my teeth. No cavities. I do still
Have bothy bottom wisdom teeth, the tops were taken out in 2006 & 2008. What should
I do??

I work in the medical field and am terrified of MD's and their false diagnosis.

Please help....
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replied December 12th, 2010
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iamwonderphil,
i am not a fan of doctors either, but i have developed abscesses literally over night, went to a surgeon oral and he said there was nothing wrong. I felt that was bs and went back to my dentist and he took another xray and said, it gotta go. they made me wait 6 weeks to see the surgeon again, i took advil 400mg for the pain that helped and got on antibiotics, you need to stop the infection. When i saw the surgeon again, he said well i still see no abscess. i said did you look at my NEW xray taken the day after, "He is talking and says, " I really don;t think, OMG he says you have a huge abscess under that tooth, i can;t believe we missed it. It happens to be Friday 13 at 3:30 (they made me wait 45 min to see him). He said "when do you want this out"? I said NOW. He apologized profusely and had one hell of a time getting it out and freezing me, i think he was hurrying me to freeze how ever that doesn;t work, it takes time. finally he got the tooth out apologized again.
I told you this story, so that you believe in what you feel, doctors are human they make mistakes. Try not to worry about what you can;t control. Over 45 i don;t believe in root canals i think its a scam, for dentists to make money, thats why i always see a oral surgeon as they are the only ones really that will say yes this is a viable solution and the tooth is worth saving.. I would have blood work done as my liver is elevated and when i take prednisone i get an abscess, with in days, due to chronic illness. The ear ache is related to the tooth, i had the same thing, once its pulled, keep it clean, no smoking is key because it inhibits the healing process, gargle with salt to kill the infection. there may be more issues, but i know ent and i am not sure its worth it, until you rule out the abscess first, and your over all health. But i would say u have to take the antibiotics or you could die. ok i will say a prayer for you ww
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replied December 12th, 2010
Thank you very much for your insight wickedwanda. It is truly appreciated. It's completely well received...
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replied March 15th, 2011
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Good advice WickedWanda.

Tonight a blister formed where my (left lower) wisdom tooth was. It was pulled out over ten years ago, so no connection. I have no other symtoms and I only noticed it when I was flossing. I gargled with hydrogen peroxide in case of infection. Any suggestions?
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replied March 15th, 2011
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Hi friends, we are so waiting for spring here in canada.
Angelamalika, welcome.
I actually had a plugged saliva gland that caused a blister as well. So if its still there and comes and goes it might be a good idea to see a doctor to make sure your saliva glands a secreting. you will have dry mouth allot. If its painful and the jaw aches, definatley see a oral surgeon, or go to your regular dentist if you trust them, get an xray to make sure its not a piece to tooth left behind. gargle with salt and i would recommend seeing family doctor and check out your organs with blood work. I have found when i am very ill with my liver that my gums ache, abscesses form. so i believe teeth health can be an indicator that you should check your over all health. Good luck.. and keep in touch if you find something, its important to let us know on the thread to help others ok.. happy spring ww
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replied July 10th, 2011
i know how you feel
The EXACT same thing has been happening to me as well. little blister in the back my mouth on my gums lasts about a month then goes a way for a few months then comes back again in the exact same spot and lasts another month. ive had it for about 3 years now and when the blister isnt present like you, you still see where it is. i have not yet seen a dentist about it because i always thought it was nothing and know it where im scared of what it might be.
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