bump on gums?
so i woke up this morning to find a bump on my gums above my cuspid. its white and all around it is kinda reddish. it looks like a zit and is white in the middle.
first of all, there's no pain and soreness only occurs if i touch it.
i've searched online and everyone says its an abscess. though, i cant be sure simply because the internet is full of trolls trying to scare people. root canals seem quite a stretch, especially with the grotesque pictures i've seen of abscesses. id like to doubt this possibility, however it still remains as one.
secondly, my thought(and hope) is that it might just be because i've eaten a lot of oily foods recently. could this be just another one of those bodily functions where the excess oils or something is being pushed out? i have definitely had this happen to me before when i ate a ton of oily foods. but back then, it was located around my wisdom teeth. so again, i can't be sure.
(by a lot of oily foods, it may even be taken as excessive. its exam month and my eating habits haven't been of the greatest. i finished a whole bag of chips the other day and several pizza pops)
in general though, i believe i'm average healthy. i exercise twice a week at least and i'm not on any medication. i haven't had any problems for a very long time.
being the huge chicken i am, i've already scheduled an appointment. but the only time my dentist had was on friday, so until then i'd like to try and figure out if this is truly serious or just a passing event.
Last edited by UBC; 12-14-2011 at 01:50 PM.