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I keep getting a white bump on my gums ...

I keep getting this white bump on my upper gums in the same spot every time, just above my left front tooth. Sometimes it hurts and is uncomfortable so I will pop it like a pimple and a white fluid comes out but it relieves the pressure and pain, then i rinse with listerine. I think it may have something to do with a past injury to my teeth. When i was 15 I was hit by a car (I'm now 25) and my 2 front teeth got knocked back and the doctor at the hospital pulled them back forward with her finger. Since then it seems like my left front tooth has very slowly turned a bit of a gray-ish color, people tell me they dont notice it but I can definatly tell the color is a little different from the rest of my teeth. So its above that tooth that i get the same white bump. I've always taken good care of my teeth, never had a cavity or any other problems with my teeth. Unfourtunatly i havent been to the dentist for a long time. I dont have insurance and Im afraid it will cost a fourtune to go. I have been wondering if this could be something serious ??
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Your descriptions suggest periapical abscess associated with pulpal necrosis.Seeing an endodontist is advised.
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Hi,
PLEASE do what Scottma has advised.  Not to scare you, but I had exactly what you describe.  Even the exact same tooth!
It turned out the the repeat infections had dissolved the bone holding in the tooth and the bacteria had spread to the adjoining teeth via the periodontal ligament.

I lost my top FOUR front teeth.  I now have implants and crowns and am very happy with them but sure wish I had done something back when I had a chance.   What you are doing (popping the abscess) is very dangerous and I do hope won't lead to what happened to me, but in order for that not to happen you need to get to a dentist and have the infection addressed PROPERLY.  Not with repeatedly popping it.  The pressure may be relieved, but the infection is still there and doing its nasty work to the bone holding in your teeth.  

PLEASE make an appt ASAP.  You could be saving your other teeth!
The consequences are quite traumatic, painful, and costly not to do so.
This happens very quickly, too.

GOOD LUCK!
My very best to you,
Gellia
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thank you for your responses i will definatly take your advice and make an app.
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GOOD LUCK!  I hope all will be well.

Gellia
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i have same problem .. How did u treat the infection? Antibiotics ?
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i have same problem .. How did u treat the infection? Antibiotics ?
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By the time I did anything it was too late to treat.  The ONLY treatment option was extraction with either a bridge, implants, or a removable partial.
The bone loss in the tooth was too severe to hold the tooth in and the infection had spread to the other teeth.  This happened in a very short period of time, too, and I have always taken good care of my teeth.

If the infection is found early enough, antibiotics and a deep root scaling and planing can help, but only if done soon enough.

Hope this helps.  You really can't do anything yourself and need a dentist's professional help with cleaning out the area properly.

GOOD LUCK.  Wish I had done something sooner.

Gellia
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i have this infection for over 15 years now ,...
So, if u take out the tooth and do an implant the infection will clear away without any antibiotics after extraction?
I head gum surgery in top of the problem tooth to remove the infection and after 3 days bump is back ,same place ... My tooth is still hanging on strong .. but is dark as hell and i head to wear a crown on top of it just to look wither .. Few years ago i head like 3 root canal on that same tooth and infected white bump still stayed there , same place right in my upper gum beside the tooth problem .. they also did injection into my gum with peniciline in europe ... the white popped and came back next week after that ...
Going crazy with this tooth !!!!
The dentist say that is still strong and hanging on on my gum despite the infection and darkness ...
I don';t know what to do ... depressed ...
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Hi,
I did take antibiotics.  They gave me 10 days worth and I took them one week before extraction and the implants being placed.  Then for a few days after.  

I have had no infection problems since.

Implants are expensive and by the time I had the work done I needed four to control the infection that spread along the periodontal ligament.  

My infection in the one tooth was also long term like yours.

If you're willing to have the tooth extracted and an implant placed with new crown, you may be finished with the whole thing.  The important thing is the amount of bone loss that comes with infection.  

Infection can drag your heath down in so many ways.  Why not just ask your dentist what needs to be done to get rid of the infection once and for all.

GOOD LUCK.  Let us know how you are doing.

Best to you,
Gellia

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