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Red bump on gums between molars that bled on pricking. What could it be?

I have a red bump on my gums between two molars. At first I thought it was corn chips stuck between my teeth because I had just finished eating some, so I tried to clean it out. When it wouldn t come out with the toothpick, I looked at my mouth and noticed a small, bleeding red bump which didn t look like it was on the other side of my mouth. What could it be?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello & welcome
According to symptoms you are presenting here this may be gingival abscess.
sometime some foreign objects cause trauma to gingiva causing gingival abscess.
for this you have to visit your dentist as soon as possible for curettage.
along with that maintain proper oral hygiene, betadine rinses & do one antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500 mg, metrogyl 400mg & ibuprofen 400 mg.
thanks & take care
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

red bump is due to periodontal abscess.

this is developed as a result of accumulation of plaque and food debris in the interdental area of these teeth.
there is bone loss resulting in periodontal pocket.

visit a dentist ,get scaling and root planning done.
abscess has to be drained by curetting with gracey curettes.
use soft-interdental toothbrush to prevent plaque accumulation in this area.

clean your mouth after every meals.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there,
You seem to have some gingival inflammation due to trauma, red bump indicates cystic blister or gum can apply gum astringent or antiseptic gum paint like mucopain that helps in healing. mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or chlorexidine gives soothing effect. visit a dentist and get your gums cleaned and flushed nicely to remove remnants if any and get the abscess drained. a course of metronidazole along with NSAIDs for 5 days will give relief. i hope this helps you , take care.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
It could be because of the prick of any part of the corn chips or any other food material . Any foreign body can cause this kind of swelling in the gums leading to formation of gingival abscess which may bleed . Removal of the foreign body along with deep cleaning of the the area should be done. A course of antibiotics along with analgesics should be taken.
Hope this would help you.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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