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Hi all,

was wondering if anyone could tell me what this was.

The other day I got what looked like a little white pimple on my gum right over my right front tooth next to that little piece of skin that connects the gum to your upper lip. I pushed at it and it quickly popped although nothing really came out of it. Occasionally I get what feels like a little bump behind the gum over that tooth but it doesn't hurt. Sometimes when I get a sinus infection that tooth feels pressure but otherwise it never hurts. I was at the dentist about 6 months or so ago and he took x-rays and said everything was fine, so I am really not sure what it is.

Like I said, the tooth never hurts except feeling pressure when I get sinus infections, so I don't know. Sad

i thought it may be some sort of herpes or some such thing, but I was tested for std's after my last partner so it can't be that either.

I have obsessive compulsive disorder so frankly I have been obsessing over it for the past two days but the dang thing doesn't hurt and I don't sense anything's wrong so I am curious as to what it was.

Any help would really be appreciated. Thank you sooooo much!

-grindle
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First Helper Libby
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replied August 28th, 2003
Experienced User
You might want to go back to the dentist, sometimes this is an indication to a dying nerve root. Especially if you start to notice a little puss ousing out of it or if there is a bad taste in your mouth.
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replied August 29th, 2003
Experienced User
You have an abcessed tooth. The nerves inside the tooth are infected. The reason you haven't had any real pain is because it has been constantly draining.

You need to have a root canal. If you went to a dentist who didn't see anything, I would go to another.

Libby
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replied August 29th, 2003
Well I talked to another dentist type and he said that since nothing came out of the pimple it was more than likely a canker. He said that people get them quite often and it's only happened to me once.

He then told me that if it happened more often and started to become painful to come see him but as of now, not to worry about it.
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replied October 17th, 2004
Gum Boil
This is called a gum boil and I have one right now.I pop it and it comes back in a few hours.
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replied October 17th, 2004
Extremely eHealthy
Lou,sounds like you need a new dentist!A gum boil is an infection.And to the author of this post,please see another dentist who has looked at your mouth and taken an x-ray.I agree that it sounds like you need a root canal.Best to you!Patty
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replied October 17th, 2004
Experienced User
My first thought was a canker. I get them all the time - either on the inside of my bottom lip or back where my tonsils used to be. I scratch them with my fingernail, they pop and go away. They are harmless just a bit annoying. As long as you aren't in pain, I wouldn't worry about them.
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replied March 12th, 2009
pimple on gum
my husband had his entire bottom teeth pulled, and he now has false teeth at the bottom, he just got this done the moth of feburary. but today he noticed he had a white head on his gum, he poped it and some blood came out. is this a problem?
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replied February 24th, 2010
White little pimple on toddler gum
My three year-old son has got a "a pimple" on his upper gum up and between his right canine and front tooth. I understand he doesn't have any roots since his teeth are milk teeth. I was hoping you can give me a solution since I don't have the money now to him to the dentist. I was thinking in poping it.Thanks a lot.
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replied June 29th, 2010
PATHETIC
Not one correct answer on here just a page full of stupid guesses. Welcome to internet 2.0 where all pertinent info has been wiped away. Where the stupid lemmings just make silly assumptions and wild guesses! It's called a gum boil and unless infected it's usually harmless and NO it's not particularly a sign for any underlying cause. They occur during times of dental trauma or discomfort and can be located anywhere on the gums but are usually located close to the problem tooth area. Google is your friend but sometimes you have to dig deeper than one typed in query for your answer guys! Stop relying on sofa doctors and SEARCH AROUND!
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replied July 15th, 2010
I have had the pimple over my front tooth as well. The 1st dentist I went to said that my body is rejecting my front tooth then he sent me to another dentist to get it extracted. That 2nd dentist said my tooth needed to be pulled and also my bone is deteriorating. I went to a 3rd dentist for another opinion and stupid me told him what the other dentist said so of course he agreed and took impression. Then I went to a 4th dentist this dentist put me on antibotics and said that my teeth are good and as long as the pimple is draining (he used the example as a pimple on the face)I am fine. That front false tooth will be good for another 20 some years. But now I have an extra piece of skin (gum). (lt looks like a hanging mole thing) so I have no clue what happened but the pimple is gone. Maybe it is scar tissue. I have extra antibotic so I am taking them. I also took a needle with alcohol and popped it but just a little blood came out and scabbed over. I am out of town right now but I did called my dentist and he said I should be fine but take some antibotics just in case. So I don't know what to believe. I know that you shouldn't do what I did with the needle to my mouth but I am sick of the BS and I am sure this doesn't help. Also the 4th dentist said the other dentist are just looking to make money.
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replied July 21st, 2010
Did any of the dentists take any x-ray around the area? Sometimes the problem can be seen on the x-ray. The gum boil doesn't just happen in anyone's mouth. It is a result of chronic infection in the neighboring area.

It could be from the tooth or gum that has infection. If the gum boil originates from the tooth the end result will be a dead tooth. If the gum boil originates from your gum you may have gum problem. In some occasions, if a piece of food packs inside the gum, it can cause gun boil and it will disappear when the food dislodges from your gum. If you have gum boil many times throughout the year, you should find out what cause it.

Researchers found diseased gums released significantly higher levels of bacterial pro-inflammatory components, such as endotoxins, into the bloodstream in patients with severe periodontal disease compared to healthy patients. As a result, these harmful bacterial components in the blood could travel to other organs in the body, such as the heart, and cause harm. The study is in line with recent findings by the University of Buffalo where researchers suggest periodontal disease may cause oral bacterial components to enter the bloodstream and trigger the liver to make C-reactive proteins, which are a predictor for increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
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replied July 22nd, 2010
Yes, x-rays were taken of my mouth and the front false tooth by the dentists. I am a health person. I floss and brush regularly. I don't have diseased gums. No bleeding or red gums. Nothing is lodged in my teeth. All of the dentist stated that my body is rejecting my floss tooth.
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replied July 22nd, 2010
You said "All of the dentist stated that my body is rejecting my floss tooth. "

This doesn't make sense. Do you mean you are allergic to your own tooth?

Refer to your first post " That 2nd dentist said my tooth needed to be pulled and also my bone is deteriorating", this is the sign of periodontitist (type of gum problem that is more severe than regular gum problem) and required gum specialist (periodontist). You might want to find your own periodontist. If you really have gum problem, early treatment has better chance to save the tooth.
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replied March 4th, 2011
10 yr old GIRL concerned..........
Can anyone tell me what i have? It would be helpful. I have like a ball shaped extra piece of gum and it doesnt bother me! But I stops my to front teeth (top) from growing its sorta in the middle of the two front teeth. What can i do to take it out without harm? Btw im only 10yrs old and i wanna get braces but im scared that it will hurt.... thnx
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replied October 2nd, 2011
zit like bump above previously rotted tooth.
I have pimple like bump that quickly apeared at random above my right front tooth on my upper gum . I was wondering if this could have anything to do with a previous incendent where in the second grade i busted a tooth leaving the roots exposed and i went to the dentist and they gave me braces saying it would help , they didnt cap it they said to come back to cap it . My mother never took me back and it took her up intell the 7th grade to take me in and i had a seriously rotted tooth and all he did was dig it out and cap it temperally . I am now 16 and am rather worried about this bump because it is right above the tooth that was caped and rotted . I woke my mother to see what it was she just said it was a zit and to not worry i told her that she is taking me to the dentist this week or i will find some one who will . Does any one know what this could be and if i should be worried about it?
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replied October 11th, 2011
I just wanted to put my 2 cents in and tell everyone who might be reading this (and feels like they didn't get a straight answer from all the posts) what we found out when both of our daughters had this same kind of issue with their baby teeth:

They were abscessed teeth. They both had to have the teeth pulled (but for adult teeth, they usually opt for a root canal first to save the tooth).

My husband and daughter both get canker sores (which we found is from the SLS in toothpaste/mouthwash), and this was NOT IT. They do look similar so I can see where people get confused or they don't get checked out sooner. But when compared to canker sores, this looks different. I wish I had pictures to show you. Canker sores aren't as bright of a white, at least in what I've seen. The pimple like thing from an abscessed tooth can easily be mistaken for a tooth erupting from the gums. Canker sores simply look like sores.

Abscessed teeth get that little pimple when they are draining, and when they drain there is little to no pain. When people do not feel pain, they feel less concerned, etc. But with an abscessed tooth, you need to get it checked out right away even if it is draining/painless because the bacteria can get into the blood stream and in worst case scenario cause death.

The things to look for if you just don't know and cannot get to a dentist right away are signs of infection, including fever, nausea, and a swollen jaw or neck and/or swelling around the tooth/gums. Other symptoms include pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot/cold, sore throat, bitter taste in the mouth. Also, one of my daughters had bad breath for a while that we couldn't figure out. It was there even right after she brushed.

In a way, you are extremely lucky not to have the severe pain of an abscessed tooth (which I understand is one of the worst things to experience). But at the same time, it is rather unlucky because that tricks you into not getting checked out.
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replied December 31st, 2011
tooth inflammation, gum scarring/small pimples, and a root canal
Hey, I'm going to be getting a root canal on Tuesday because my tooth was infected and one of my nerves in the tooth was far gone. He opened it up, drained it, and its week two of having this temporary filling with a medicine he put in to stop the inflammation until the root canal. I did a lot of biting and tapping on my tooth, which I know I shouldn't have. However, my tooth is starting to create a nagging pain that isn't exactly up to how bad the inflammation felt.

I freak out with this stuff now, so do you think it would be because of my obsessiveness and irritation I caused today? I put some orajel on it just a minute ago and i think I still feel that nagging. It isn't as bad at all, but as you can tell, I'm a little freaked out. Any advice on what I should do?
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replied January 12th, 2012
Has anyone ever thought about a mucocele?? My son who is 8mknths has one and the dr told me they come from a blocked saliva gland or trauma to the area.. My sons is about the size of a peanut and has gone away and home back so he has to have surgery to remove it. His is between his cheek and his jaw bone and it flaps around..

Google mucocele and see if that's what u have
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replied January 12th, 2012
pimple on gum
Hello everyone i just had a root canal a couple months back but now the pimple everyone is talking about is over my tooth that had the root canal so i wana know what to do if i already had the canal.
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