Thanks to both of you for your responses. I am glad to know where to go with this. I was really afraid to go to the dentist about the knot thing...although it definitely feels like a bone, I was worried it was something horrible. To Tiffany, yes, mine is the same thing...no discoloration, no pain at all, unless I run my finger across it...then I really wouldn't even call that pain, it just feels uncomfortable, like the skin will tear and a bone will pop through almost...does that make sense? I wonder if it is permanent or if it will go away with time? Well, regardless, I feel much better about it now and will make an appointment with my dentist to see what he thinks. Thanks again to both of you for your help.