Causes And Overcoming Lumps In The Gums?
Excuse me, I have been rich in meat for 2 months / I have a small round shape lump in my upper gum, if the lump is squeezed it hurts, if I may know why?
Hello Jenniecesiaa, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
Dental and oral health is indeed an important thing to be maintained. Besides being related to mechanical functions for the process of digestion of food, dental and oral health also affects cosmetics / appearance.
There are several condition problems with the gums that can occur. Clumps or lumps in the gums can be caused by various things, for example:
Inflammation of the gums. Inflammation itself can be seen with swelling, redness, accompanied by pain. Gum inflammation can be caused by several things, such as trauma or due to the influence of perforated teeth.
Infection that causes pus in the gums / abscesses. If the infection in the teeth is not handled properly, then this can cause pus buildup in the gums. This condition can cause pain and fever in patients. Swelling that occurs can also extend to involve the cheek area.
The formation of fluid-filled sacs in the gums or called cysts. This condition usually occurs around the root of the tooth and is harmless and asymptomatic (can feel lumpy but painless if not infected).
Fibroma or abnormal tissue growth (tumors) in the gums. This condition is usually caused by repeated irritation / inflammation of the gums. The lump is benign (does not lead to malignancy) and does not require any therapy. It's just that if the size is large enough and disturbing, this excess tissue can be removed with a surgical procedure.
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The important thing to note is whether there is an enlargement in the lump you feel (the longer it gets bigger), the presence or absence of wounds, fever, bloody lumps, or pus out of the lumps. To ensure your condition, my suggestion is to check with your dentist so that the doctor can dig further about your complaints and conduct a direct examination.
Meanwhile, keep your teeth and mouth healthy by:
Brushing teeth at least twice a day (after breakfast and before going to bed)
Avoid consumption of foods or drinks that can stimulate pain or worsen inflammation (eg food that is too acidic, hot, spicy, etc.)
Avoid squeezing, scraping, or manipulating the lump in your gums (especially if your hands are dirty)
If you feel pain, you can take pain relievers like Paracetamol as prescribed.
You can also read about: Don't underestimate lumps in the gums.
That's all, hopefully it's useful and I hope you are always healthy.