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Small cluster of white painless bumps in gums. Is it bacterial infection, How to treat it?

I recently discovered a small cluster of white painless bumps near my back molars in the gums. They ve been there for a few weeks and it s not going away. When I brush my teeth and use mouthwash I feel it with my tongue and it goes down vaguely. But just gets back to the same size after a few hours. Ive been looking at images of oral warts and it doesn t look like that. They are very small...needle point size. I don t floss very much and my tonsils have been swollen for a lot of my life. I m thinking that it s some kind of bacterial infection It s not a canker sore because I get those and it doesn t look anything like that not doesn t have any pain. I do feel a little pain in the joint of my jaw on that side
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hi,this can be a case of gingival polyp.This occurs due to the accumulation of food particles in that tooth.the tooth has decayed.its crown portion has destoyed grossly.this allowed the growth of gum through the gap.first you should take treatment for that decayed tooth.after this,the gum shrinks gradully.there is a chance of decay spread into the root portion of tooth.after radiological examination we can decide the root canal therapy if needed.thank you.
Answered: Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
i read your seems that there is gum polyp because of infection in the concerned tooth. so i will suggest you please go to an endodontics and go for the complete examination done including x-rays.because endodontic is concerned with the infection in root the infection will subside by the treatment,this polyp will also subside.nothing to get worried,and please follow all the given instructions properly.take care
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Answered: Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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