I have a bleeding bulge on my gums, and I would like to know if I should consult a dentist.

Q. How to treat the bleeding bulge on my gums that popped this morning?

Answered by
Dr. Naveen Thomas
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 28, 2022

Hello doctor,

In between my teeth, I have a bulge on my gums. What could it possibly be? It popped this morning, and blood came out. Since I am afraid to go to the dentist, I want to know whether I need to wait and see.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

It could be a gingival polyp (nodular gingival lesion that is non-neoplastic), which can develop due to food being trapped there for a few days causing infection. I suggest you do gargling with warm salt water twice a week, followed by applying Metrogyl (metronidazole) gel to the affected region twice a week. There is nothing to be concerned about, but if it does not go away within a week. Then, consult a dentist regarding surgical removal.

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