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bump puts pressure on my front teeth and nose

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I have a bump on my upper gum that puts pressure on my front teeth and also affect my nose. There was a little bump about one month ago but now it is bigger. should I go to the er since i do not have a dentist? and what could it be?


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replied February 8th, 2013
Dental Health Answer A42062
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Bump on the gum which has increased in size can be suggestive of an abscess,gingivitis(inflammation of the gums),injury , canker sore etc. It requires a clinical examination of the oral cavity and the concerned bump to rule out the exact cause of the described bump.

You should consider visiting a Physician for evaluation once if dentist is not available. A careful examination is an integral part of diagnosis.
Till the time you meet your dentist avoid smoking, use iodine mouth wash and listerine mouth wash to keep the area clean. Oral antibiotics might be needed for treatment.

Take care!


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