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Bony lump in mouth - osteosarcoma?

Two weeks ago from right now there was nothing wrong with my mouth except that my teeth are crooked.  My teeth are very healthy - just shaped funny.  I am 41 years old, was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in January (my cancer was microscopic so I had no iodine treatment, they think the tyroidectomy cured it.)

So - two weeks from tomorrow, after lunch, I felt a bump in my mouth.  It is on my gums, about a 1/4 to 1/2 an inch below my gum line.  It is on my lower jaw behind the tooth next to the bicuspid (closer to the middle of my mouth than the bicuspid).  At first it didn't hurt.  It just felt like a little rock hard pin sticking out of the back of my gums.  I had a dentist appointment coming up so I figured I would talk to my dentist.

I saw him last Friday (6 days ago and one week to the day that the lump showed up).  He did my x-rays and saw nothing abnormal on them.  He saw the lump - he called it a bony overgrowth.  He said about 10% of his patients have them.  

So I came home and researched bony overgrowths in the jaw.  Everything I found was on Tori, but my lump doesn't look like those.  Plus, tori happen on both sides, mine only happened on one side.  Tori are slow growing - mine wasn't there one day and is the next.  Plus, now it is uncomfortable and it is bigger (OK - it could be uncomfortable because my tongue won't leave it alone, but it is larger now).  Everything I have read has me scared that this isn't a Tori but an osteosarcoma in the jaw.  I am terrified that is what I have because this isn't slow growing like it says Tori are.  I see the mouth surgeon next week (he wanted me to see him because of my molars but when I asked if that guy could look at this too he added that to the referral).  The day of the x-ray he had the mouth surgeon look at the x-ray as well and he said it looked fine.  

Osteosarcomas of the jaw are so rare I worry that I will be written off as it just being a Tori.  I really want it biopsied because I want to make sure I don't have Osteosarcoma of the jaw.  Anyone out there with an experience similiar to mine?  
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It could be a dental cyst due to an earlier infection, causing inflammation, which led to the build up of scar tissue, in response to the infection.
If painful on its own, it might be infected and if not painful it would be sterile.
At any rate, if it's still infected or if it's causing you discomfort and pain, it needs to be addressed. It deserves further investigation, regardless.

A had periodontal issues galore and thank goodness a have a relative who is a dental surgeon and periodontist, who did major work around my gums.

I now do "Oil pulling" every single morning before breakfast, using virgin coconut oil and this helps eliminate most toxins and harmful bacteria from
my teeth and oral cavity in general.
It's better than have them sit around and accumulate in an ideal environment for them and gradually make their way elsewhere, causing havoc in my body,lol!

One thing about your recent thyroidectomy, make sure your thyroid function is properly regulated! (See Dr. Barnes Basal Temperature Test online, for self-testing-the golden standard in the past and much more accurate than modern standard tests)
If you have low thyroid function (this can happen even when you take
thyroid meds like synthroid and levothyroixine-which are synthetic thyroid hormones -T4-  BTW)
where repair and healing at the cellular level becomes sluggish!
Many imbalances and conditions start from low thyroid function, which does not sound like a big deal at first, but IT IS!

If you have any questions, please post again.

Best wishes,
Niko


  
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