So I noticed a sore spot on my gum and upon inspection I found a small, round, white, fluid filled protrusion- like a pimple. I think it's an abscess, but after looking them up on the internet it seems that they occur when there is infection in the tooth/root. I've been to the dentist in the last 9 months and everything was great. I had another appointment planned last week that I had to cancel b/c of morning sickness- someone poking around in my mouth wasn't going to work out so well. Now I'm kicking myself b/c I don't know what's going on with my gums.
Any ideas what it could be if it's not from an infected tooth? One site did mention minor oral trauma as a cause and I do recall accidentally jamming my gum near that area with my toothbrush a couple weeks ago. But that seems too long ago to be related. Any suggestions on how to treat it? It seems like gum abscess usually rupture or need to be drained to clear up, but there are all these dire warnings that the infection is caused by a much more severe problem that needs immediate attention, which includes getting an X-ray.... not really doable right now!