What you are describing could be anything from an abscess, infection, trauma, or some kind of pathology. You should seek the services of a specialist for an exam and x-rays of the area to make a diagnosis.
I have a sore on my gum and it bleeds when I press. What is it?
Category: Gum Disease
Depending on the clinical picture, gums can “peel” or slough off due to gum disease, trauma, viral, bacteria or other miscellaneous causes. You would need to see a Laser Periodontist for a complete evaluation. The ND/YAG laser can sometimes help in a big way in these situations.
Q: I’ve just been told I have gum disease. Should I be concerned? A: If you have been told you have gum disease, then you should seek a LANAP (Laser) trained Periodontist for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan. If you need treatment and you qualify, then this would be the least invasive way to
Q: What are the symptoms of gum disease in otherwise healthy nonsmokers? A: The symptoms can include bleeding, recession, sensitivity, loose teeth, drifting of teeth, bite changes, grinding habits, bad taste, and bad breathe. It is also possible to be asymptomatic, that is no symptoms at all. Gum disease can be silent like blood pressure.
Q: How should I decide which expert to see for gum disease? A: Go right to the expert in treating gum disease – a Periodontist (preferably a periodontist trained in LANAP – an innovative and less invasive treatment utilizing the laser). You will then be referred to a restorative dentist as needed.