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Mouth abscess

#1
i have a funny lump on my gum and altho it's not painful i know it's there and it feels quite big - is this how an abscess starts??? I've had swollen gums before and it's definitely different and a definite lump. I'm hoping its just a gum boil but how can you tell the difference?!?!

I'm scared cos i know how painful mouth abscesses can be from people that have had them before.

Help!

I shoulda been a man the way i react to pain haha!! :p
 
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#2
Oh hun - sorry to hear that!! As someone who's just had a root canal for an abscess under a tooth, it sounds to me like you've got a gumboil. Abscesses are excruitiatingly painful, especially when they're hitting a nerve - ouch!!!!

I guess the only way forward is to go see your dentist and let him/her have a poke about! hehehe

Hope you feel better soon!
 

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#3
Hi Karen,

Poor you, I got one the other week and I did not notice it until it was big and on the inside of my check and it was very painful as it burst when I accidentally bit it... I was in traffic at the time.

I got aloclair in the chemist and it cleared it up within completely within a couple of days.

It says on the box, easy to use liquid forms a non stinging protective barrier. It works by creating a shield around the ulcer thus providing relief of pain associated with mouth ulcers.

I felt it worked as it says on the box.

Love Mini xxx
 
#4
So if it was an abscess and seeing as it is already quite a large lump should it be really really painful already??? Or is it a slow build up to the pain?!?!

It's getting bigger by the hour - and it only appeared this monring - no real pain though, it just feels big!

Mins - i know it's not an ulcer, but i haven't had a gumboil since i was a little girl so can't remember how they feel!!

V annoying!!
 

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#5
#6
Thanks Mini honey, but it ain't no ulcer! it's a big lump whereas ulcers are more of a depressed form with a white edge - i've had loads of ulcers before!!

I'm praying it's a gumboil cos i don't think i could deal with an abscess!!

Plus i gotta be on top form for blackpool this weekend!
 
#7
Poor you have you tried rinsing with anticeptic mouthwash, i know it souns a poor cure but it might help:rolleyes:
 
#8
That's a good point Dawn, i do have some tcp in the cupboard - but yuk?!?!? I also have some cordosyl (sp) which i haven't opened yet cos i had gum disease a while ago.. may try that!!
 
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#12
Karen, this is really spooky but we must be separated at birth, my welshie-binge-twin!! I have a funny lump inside my cheek which is large enough to see but not huge, but it's not painful but it's hard to the touch. I wondered whether it was an absess but as it doesn't hurt I don't think so. It's definately not an ulcer so I am stumped. I meant to ask the nurse when I went for my blood test results but forgot!

I have to see the nurse for my smear when I go back up to Edinburgh, do you think it's appropriate to ask her about it then?
 
#13
OMG Sarah that is sooooo weird!!! Pleased to say the lump has gone down considerably!!

Yes defo ask her about it when you next see her.......

I'm way overdue for a smear too - v naughty but i hate them!
 
#14
i have a funny lump on my gum and altho it's not painful i know it's there and it feels quite big - is this how an abscess starts??? I've had swollen gums before and it's definitely different and a definite lump. I'm hoping its just a gum boil but how can you tell the difference?!?!

I'm scared cos i know how painful mouth abscesses can be from people that have had them before.

Help!

I shoulda been a man the way i react to pain haha!! :p
Omg! I have something that sounds exactly the same!
Can anybody help me??? please x
It was really big, but then it popped so I rinsed my mouth out, and it didn't exactly taste bad, but it stunk!
And now it has reformed, slightly, it had a yellow top and red around and underneath it. It seems really delicate to touch now, I forgot to ask the dentist and my next appointment isn't until 2 weeks away!
I had a lot of pain, but that was because I needed a filling, so I now have a filling and no pain at all! not from the lump, I have had an abscess before, and I was never free from pain!
What is it???? x
 


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