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Ulcer or abscess

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louise123

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On the bottom of my mouth just under my bottom front teeth there is a small red swelling with a yellowish centre, it's sore when I touch it or when my lip rubs against it but not otherwise. It feels similar to when I've had an ulcer on the inside lining of my lip but I'm worried this is an abscess as it's on the gum a bit below a front tooth.

Can you get an ulcer on the gum? Would I be in more pain all the time with an abscess? There's no tooth pain or ache, just the sore feeling when something touches it. Am off n hol for my bday in couple of days and really don't want it to be an abscess, plus I know an abscess would mean a root canal was in order.... It has to be just an ulcer right? Panicing my birthday is going to be ruined and I will have to have scary dental treatment if it isn't just an ulcer.
 
On the bottom of my mouth just under my bottom front teeth there is a small red swelling with a yellowish centre, it's sore when I touch it or when my lip rubs against it but not otherwise. It feels similar to when I've had an ulcer on the inside lining of my lip but I'm worried this is an abscess as it's on the gum a bit below a front tooth.

Can you get an ulcer on the gum? Would I be in more pain all the time with an abscess? There's no tooth pain or ache, just the sore feeling when something touches it. Am off n hol for my bday in couple of days and really don't want it to be an abscess, plus I know an abscess would mean a root canal was in order.... It has to be just an ulcer right? Panicing my birthday is going to be ruined and I will have to have scary dental treatment if it isn't just an ulcer.

dont worry ..simplest way to find out is to just show a dentist
he/she will take an xray and will also test for heat/cold sensitivity, pain on tapping the tooth etc ... if the xray is clear and there is no sensitivity, pain on tapping etc .. then its probably just a gum infection which can be cured with medicines and deep cleaning of the gums.
 
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