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Lump on inner lower gum
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Lump on inner lower gum
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I have a boney bump/growth on the lower inner part of my bottom left (front) gum right below one of my teeth but not totally in the well of the mouth floor.  I am a FORMER long time snuff and alcohol user (quit both awhile back) and am very conscious (SCARED is a better word) of oral cancer but for some reason I haven't noticed this before.  I have yearly dental exams/oral cancer screenings and would have assumed that he would have seen last visit.  I am scheduled to go back to my dentist for a look see and was wondering if anyone has heard of any 'routine' info that may cause this so I can at least have something
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It sounds more like normal anatomy called a torus, and nothing to be worried about.  To be sure, have your dentist examine you.
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cant tell without seeing you, taking films etc. get it checked by yor dentist.
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Went to dentist today...confirmed it was torus...thankfully no other abnormalities noted but given past use of snuff and alcohol, will have to have 6 mo check ups and do monthly oral self exams for ever to stay on top of any oral cx...
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A related discussion, lumps on inside of gums was started.
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