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Old 02-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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Sinus Lump in Mouth, Very Scared

I have a lump in my mouth near my maxillary sinus above a molar on the right side of my mouth. I went to the dentist a week and a half ago thinking it may ave been a gum or tooth infection. He said that it was likely sinus related and to see an ENT. I am very scared about this. I googled it and the first thing that popped up, and by far the most common is maxillary sinus cancer. Now this truly scares me more than anything else in the world. The lump is strange in that it is the same color as my gum, and changes size and texture. When fully enlarged it feels almost like a pimple, and it appeared to have a bit of a head. The thing that suprises me is that increased dental hygene seems to reduce its size. Furthermore it is painless. I am seeing my doctor on Saturday to get a referral to an ENT. I am at a loss and truly scared, although the dentist did not seem to think it was cancer, my mind keeps coming back to it. I just do not know what to do to calm myself down.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: Sinus Lump in Mouth, Very Scared

This sounds like a "gum boil", which is like a pimple on the gum. It can occur when there is some infection under the tooth, or a cavity. The head on it is likely a bit of pus, just like a skin pimple. This doesn't sound like sinus cancer. I hope your dentist did xrays of the teeth in that area to check for a small tooth abcess or decay. I would request that be done, especially if you have no sinus related symptoms.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Re: Sinus Lump in Mouth, Very Scared

He did X-rays, and stated that there was no dental explanation for it, and that I should see an ENT as it was probably sinus related. The only thing with it is that I sometimes feel pressure, but that's it.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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Re: Sinus Lump in Mouth, Very Scared

Where exactly is the lump? Is it on the roof of your mouth or above the tooth on the gum on the outer side...or further up? I know a lot about this stuff but would need more of a location.

 
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Re: Sinus Lump in Mouth, Very Scared

It is not on the roof of my mouth. It is literally above my molar on the right side. It is on the gum.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:23 AM   #6
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Re: Sinus Lump in Mouth, Very Scared

Wow, you got me. I googled cancer and it does NOT sound like that. If it is painless, it doesn't sound like an abscess either. Have you put your finger all the way up on the gum? That's where the dentist probes to check the periapical area (top of root) to see if it's inflamed. I guess he tapped the tooth also? Maybe see an oral surgeon, that's your best bet. They would know in a wink if it looks like cancer or some other pathology. Googling can scare us to death...relieve your mind and see an oral surgeon, he may do another x-ray and try to get a copy of the first one, if you haven't already. Please let us know what happens.

 
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