strange lump on gum above tooth

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sunshinewelly

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I have noticed a small lump on my gum. Its not painful and it almost looks like a spot with a white bit to it. I have had ulcers before and they tend to be painful. This however does not hurt. I did injure the tooth below it when i was a teenager and the tooth is capped. The lump is just below the skin flap you can see.

I have not been to my dentist for a number of years as i have not had any problems with my teeth (i know thats a bit unwise).

Does anyone know what this could be . I do tend to panic about health issues and tend to think the worse when it comes too strange lumps etc.lump.jpg
 
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rob wain

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thats almost certainly a dental abscess and the tooth needs a root filling Im sorry to ay.
 
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sunshinewelly

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I have rinsed with a combination of salt water and a antiseptic mouth wash and the lump has gone leaving a tiny pimple.
 
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rob wain

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Its still an abscess though and it will recur. you should get an xray taken to confirm what has happened and discuss treatment.
 
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