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I am a 32 female. The past year my teeth have been falling apart. Fillings falling out,4 root cancels an caps. To say the least this past year has been a NIGHTMARE. My question is after my last root canal on the bottom right I notice a bump on my jaw it doesn't hurt but when I talked to my dentist about it ( she did not do the root canal) she  told me I needed a apt with oral surgery right away. I do not have dental insurance I pay out of pocket for all this work. So I can't afford to see an oral surgeon right now. Should I be worried? Could I have cancer ?!?! I can't say for sure if this bump was here before the root canal. Last on X-ray it shows a dark mass! I am very afraid an need some help ASAP
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I'm sorry I did not see this before.  Do you have medical insurance?  If you do, though they typically don't cover something such as a TMJ splint, they typically would cover non-teeth related jaw problems such as ruling out jaw cancer via oral and maxillofacial specialists.  So, if you have medical insurance, ask for a list/look online for a list of their participating oral and maxillofacial surgeons/specialists.  
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Also, with your teeth having so many problems, please make sure with your doctor that your kidneys are functioning fine (lab testing) and your blood calcium is normal.
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