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On my front tooth and the one next to it, there are bumps on the gums.  They're no bigger than the head of a pin.  It hurts when I excessively move my lower lip.  Only one hurts when pressure is applied.  They're sort of a whiteish-pink color, barely noticeable unless I get very close to a mirror.  I brush my teeth every day, but I am guilty of skipping the floss. :-| 

Could this be a serious infection?  Would it involve my dentist poking me with needles and such to remove it?  Because I have a tendacy to sort of... ahem... break down in tears when a medical authority approaches me with a needle. :-|

I have an appointment with my dentist in several days.  Should I still mention it if the pain goes away?  What are the chances of this being something harmless that'll go away soon with proper dental care?

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Hi!
Most people will probably say you have abscess. Here is more about it here: https://www.steadyhealth.com/Strange_Lump_On_Gums___Concerned__t57304.html
But honestly, from my experience, I would kinda say it was a cavity.
A few years ago, I noticed these weird small bumps (two of them) in my gums, one either side of my mouth, both on the top of my mouth. They were pale pink - pink, kinda the same colour as my gum, except a little lighter.
I went to the dentist and it turned out I had two bad cavities, so bad that I had to have the teeth taken out (my new ones were going to grow anyways, the ones the dentist took out were milk teeth, i was a teenager).

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