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Small hole in the gum. Like stretched, torn. Painful. Suggestions?

I am sitting at work right now questioning what the heck is going on with my gums. 3 Days ago I was eating a large carrot, that I thought might have cut the bottom side of my gums under the front left side of the lip (Inside the mouth) If I grab my lip on the left side and pull it back, I can notice a small hole. It is almost as if the area was damaged or punctured, but more likely stretched and torn. I am feeling pain around my Jaw and in the surrounding area on the outside of the mouth. I am extremely concerned that this might be more serious as it hasn t improved, yet almost before it tore open there was a pain leading upto the tear. Please any help?? David Chicago, IL
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

As you suspect the hole in gums arise due to ulcerous condition.
LOcalised periodontal infection also can cause this.
I suggest you to get scaling done.
Bone loss and periodontal pocket formation can be checked through x-ray and clinical examination.
Depending on the condition,treatment can be planned.
Vitamin supplements and plenty of nutritious rich food has to be taken.
Hope this helps.

Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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