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Old 07-04-2008, 03:18 AM   #1
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what else could a lump on the upper gum be other than cancer

what else could a lump on the upper gum be other than cancer

 
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: what else could a lump on the upper gum be other than cancer

Perhaps a cyst or canker sore??? I wouldn't automatically think it's cancer. Try not to "what if" think. Get it checked out. I am sure you are ok.

 
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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Re: what else could a lump on the upper gum be other than cancer

Is in close to a tooth? It could be an abscess!

 
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Re: what else could a lump on the upper gum be other than cancer

Hi there,
I recently found a lump on the top part of my gum as well. I've been having trouble with a tooth for a few months.....the lump is an abscess in my tooth.
If you've been having trouble with your teeth, I would suggest you go to your dentist asap. I waited too long and woke up on Friday morning on my birthday no less, with half my face all swollen up. I had then to go to an Emergency visit to the dentist and I'm now on antibiotics and waiting to get a root canal.

Good luck, there's lots of things it could be, try not to worry, but get it checked out to get some peace of mind.

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Re: what else could a lump on the upper gum be other than cancer

I had a large lump of bone that grew on my outer jaws. They were called tori (torus). If that is what you have, they are benign.

 
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Re: what else could a lump on the upper gum be other than cancer

Abscess? Mouth ulcer? Sore ? Graze ?

Get to the dentist and get it checked. You'll be fine.

 
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