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sore bump

A few weeks ago, I noticed a sore bump on the upper gum. It causes no pain unless I press on it, then it is painful. It is all the way up on the highest part of the gum and it is above a tooth that has a cavity. This tooth is sore once in awhile. Are the two related? Is it some kind of infection? Thanks.
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My intial guess would be that its an abscess of some sort.  It may be a fistula which is a small pimple/track that allows the pus from an infected tooth to leak out.  It would be best to see a dentist to take an x-ray and evaluate the problem.
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