Bump on Your Gums

//Bump on Your Gums

Have you noticed a bubble or bump on your gums when looking in the mirror or brushing your teeth? You may be wondering what it is and what caused this problem. Often, these bumps are abscesses caused by bacteria such as tooth decay, food particles, or plaque. Typically, pain is the first thing people notice, but there are various symptoms that indicate you have a bump on your gums.

Common Symptoms of a Bubble or Bump On Your Gums

  • Oral pain
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
  • Fever
  • Pus discharge
  • Earache
  • Dental bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen gums

While many of these symptoms do not indicate a dental abscess, if you have these symptoms and notice a bump on your gums, we highly recommend visiting your dentist. Typically the cause is due to poor oral hygiene and can be resolved with better brushing and flossing habits. Your dentist may also include antibiotics, denture adjustment, root canal, or deep cleaning, depending on the situation.

Visit Dental Arts San Diego

While finding a bubble or bump on your gums may be shocking, know that we can help alleviate and remedy the problem. To avoid a dental abscess, we advise our patients to regularly floss, brush, and have professional cleanings twice a year. You can schedule an appointment over the phone at (619) 444-1001 or get in touch through our website contact form.