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Bony lump on gum line, feels tender. Suggested oblique bridge. Need another check up?

Hi, I have what feels like a bony lump on the inside of my lower gum line, I thought it may be an impacted wisdom tooth but my dentist said I have my wisdom teeth and it is just the oblique bridge? Sometimes it feels tender/sore , i only noticed it in the last 6months or so. I am sure at my last dental visit when having X-ray for root canal that I seen a horizontal tooth, could this be the problem, do I need to see another dentist?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Pimple on gums can be because of gingival abscess which can occur because of impaction of foreign objects such as tooth brush bristles or some hard food stuff on gums or can occur because of periodontal abscess which occurs because of spread of inflammation from gums to the periodontal tissues. Bump on gums can also occur because of infected tooth adjacent to the gums. Abscess or infection if present in the tooth can move from tooth to bone and surrounding tissues and can cause bump on gums. It might be a canker sore. If bump on gums is because of gingival abscess, then the cause of abscess is removed. Drainage can be established with warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day. If pimple on gums is because of periodontal abscess, then scaling, root planning is done. Periodontal surgery may or may not be required. If bump on gums is because of infected tooth, then root canal treatment of infected tooth is done to remove the infection. If it is a canker sore, then it will heal on its own in 7-10 days. Without clinical examination, it is difficult to give definite diagnosis. You have to visit your dentist for definite diagnosis and treatment. By the time you visit your dentist, you can do warm saline rinses and maintain good oral hygiene.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.
This is a soft, pus containing swelling.
The causes can be:
Infections in root canals, from the spread of tooth decay.
Periodontal disease.
Food wedged between the teeth and impacted into the gum.
start brushing twice daily with mild brush in a circular manner. use warm saline rinses (half cup Luke warm water + half tbs table salt). rinse with it every day twice after brushing.
visit the dentist and get the treatment plan accordingly.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Regards
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for asking query,
Tenderness and bony lump near the wisdom tooth region can be because of many reasons . It may be due to impacted tooth, osseous lesions , infections.
You can revisit your dentist and can get complete clinical evaluation done.
Get an x-ray done which will reveal the exact condition.
You mantain a good oral hygiene brush twice and use moutwashes.

Regards..
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello,

As per the details,if the wisdom teeth is impacted,you should consult your dentist.
if you have observed x-ray of impacted wisdom teeth which is horizontally placed,then it has to be extracted.

Oblique ridge is an anatomical structure,it will be present by birth,its not an anomaly.
please consult your dentist and get a thorough check-up.
get your teeth cleaned to remove the plaque deposits.
maintain good oral hygiene.
the lump over gums can arise from plaque deposition too.
brush your teeth twice daily.
take care
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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