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Hard growing lump on the right side of lower gums. What could these be ?

Hi, I wonder if you can help me. I notice a hard lump on the right side of my lower gums about the size of a large pea, it has been there for about three or four years, it doesn't hurt, lately I notice another little one growing on the other side of my mouth in the same spot as the first one. What could these be? I am extremely worried. Thank you in advance for your help.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

bilateral swelling in your lower jaw could be due to exostosis,or bony prominence in that area.

an intra oral periapical x ray can help you to differentiate between a hard tissue swelling or soft tissue swelling.

please mention if you are taking any antibiotics?also mention about your general health in your history?

meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene and wait for x ray results to come.based upon that further diagnosis can be made.

hope it helps.

thanks .
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

The lump can be abscess arised due to gingivitis or aphthous ulcers which is recureent in nature.
Get your teeth cleaned and root planning done.
Pus if present has to be drained/curetted.
Take fluids and vit-b12,c ,iron and folic acid rich food.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Avoid stress,anxiety.
Steroids can be taken in severe conditions after consulting with your dentist.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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