Finding a blister on gums is an issue we all encounter at some point in our lives – but if you don’t know what it is it can cause panic. We put together this guide to help you understand blister on gums treatments and how to get rid of a blister on your own gums. Read on to find out more…
Why do I have a blister on my gums?
First of all, let us rule out the less serious issues. Have you just had new braces fitted? New braces can cause gum inflammation and irritation. Additionally, some people develop bony growths known as fibromas that don’t usually need treated… see your dentist if you are unsure.
Do you have wisdom teeth coming through? If so, you may be experiencing Pericoronitis – a condition where the teeth are ‘erupting’ from the gums causing soreness which can then be infected with trapped food particles. This is painful and causing intense swelling.
A Canker sore can cause a blister in the mouth on the gums, but these are often harmless. Lastly on the relatively harmless scale we have a dental cyst (Cambridge University). These are little air bubbles that tend to form around dead teeth or those that are trapped under the surface. A cyst is generally nothing to be concerned about unless it becomes painful or inflamed. If this happens seek a dentist and they may remove it for you.
If none of these sound like your symptoms, then continue reading – there are several things which can cause blisters to appear on your gums.
I have a Blood-filled Blister on my gums, what is it?
A blood blister on your gums might be an oral pyogenic granuloma. It feels like a little bump, looks red and swollen and bleeds if you touch it. These are common during pregnancy or as a result of other small injuries. They can be surgically removed if need be.
An Abscess or fistula on the gums might also be the result of this symptom. It may not be blood that is coming from your blister; but puss. In this case it will taste strange and seem to leak. Abscesses are often caused by bacterial infection and are painful. A blister on your gums after tooth extraction might also be an abscess. If left untreated they might result in tooth extraction or even blood poisoning. See a dentist immediately.
In the worst case scenario, a blister may be a cancerous lump. This is why you should always seek immediate blister on your gum’s treatment.
If you have a blister on gums, then don’t wait. Contact your dentist and return to Carlson Biological Dentistry whenever you need more information on your oral health!