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Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 in Dental Health
Question: I had 2 white bumps. One on my bottom gum under my teeth and the other on my bottom lip on the inside of my mouth. Now my bottom gum is red, sore and a little painful. I also have a little headache now. I had some anxiety earlier this week and it's like this came after. What is this? What does it mean?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
abscess, tooth/gum infection, antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
As far The bums on the gums and below the teeth is concerned, I have two possibilities.
The first cause can be a tooth infection causing bump on the gums because of abscess formation.
The second possibility is the gum infection causing the lump secondary to pus formation. The redness and bleeding is because of the gum infection.
Consult a oral physician and get a radiograph done to rule out the tooth and gum infection.
If i am your treating doctor, I would have suggested you to take a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin 500mg and metronidazole 400mg tid for 5 days (if you are not allergic). Do saline gargling. After completing the course I would have advised to get the tooth treated or gums cleaned.
Consult a oral physician and take a radiograph and upload the images of both your teeth and gum region and radiograph. After seeing both I can give you the exact diagnosis and treatment plan.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
If any queries are there, reply me back.

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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 10 minutes later
Should I go to the ER?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Consult physician/ER, medication

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your reply.
Yeah, its better to go and consult and diagnose the condition.
Once it is diagnosed you can take a prescription of the drugs and start the medication. Later get the gum or tooth treated accordingly.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.

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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 6 minutes later
Did you see the picture?
I'm sorry it's just I have anxiety real bad so I worry and freak a lot and I want to know what's going on.
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
gum infection, scaling, medication

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for uploading the images Yes, I have seen the pictures.
According to the images, it looks like a gum infection.
Nothing to be panic, do not take tension or anxiety. Tension and anxiety worsens the infection(symptoms). Consult a oral physician and get your teeth cleaned (scaling and root planing) along with the previously said medications.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
If you need any assistance reply me back.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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