Noticed this on gum

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I've been getting some pain in surrounding teeth , and noticed this on my gum, is it an abscess..
 

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Hi Angie xo
I am not sure which bit of the image you mean, but looking a the whole image, I cannot see anything resembling an abscess.

Hope this helps

Lincoln
 
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Sorry I meant this white bit, on the gum next to the tooth, any idea what it could be? I thought a mouth ulcer but would that be that so near the tooth?
 

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Ah OK,
It looks like a small area of thickened skin, which would be harmelss but it is difficult to be sure as the image is not sharp. Another harmelss possibility could be a small wart.
Either way, if you see it change in size or appearance you should get it checked like you would if it were a mole.
But it really does not look like an abscess.
 
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This is perhaps a sharper image, the reason I'm asking is because I am getting tooth gum pain around there but maybe this is a confidence just
 

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