Common "Epulis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


It is an overgrowth of tissues present on the gingiva and oral mucosa. It is basically hyperplastic tissue grown in the alveolar vestibule adjacent to the dental flange. The size of this overgrowth varies from small growths less than 1 cm too large masses. The treatment includes surgical excision.

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I have a bump on gums after tooth extraction. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 weeks pregnant. I had my lower right molar extracted almost two weeks ago and I have noticed a small hard bump on my gum where the tooth was removed. It is causing irritation and it is causing my gum to become sore again. My gum was swollen up until four or five days ago. The t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and from your description, I think the gingival enlargement is what is known as epulis commonly called as pregnancy epulis. There is no need to worry. Pregnancy epulis is an enlargement of the facial surface of the gingiva and is mainly...  Read Full »

I have a small bump inside my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male who had my wisdom teeth removed nearly two weeks ago. The pain has reduced, but I cannot help but notice how moist the left side of my mouth is, and it is bothering me. It is so wet that I can feel a painless squish as I bite down. An X-ray was taken, but there wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Upon review (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), I noticed a bump on the left cheek and left gums. The provisional diagnosis is epulis. Differential diagnoses can be an aphthous ulcer, linea alba, and lichen planus....  Read Full »

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