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gum pain

Doc, I dipped tobacco for several years.  On several occasions during two of those years, I put tobacco in my upper gums.  I've stopped since last November.  Now, I'm feeling pain above one of my upper gums.  It's a constant throbbing pain (7-8 on  a scale of 1-10).  That area started to have a little sensitivity several weeks ago, but then racheted up into a painful situation three days ago.  There is a light-colored, tiny bump there--it feels mushy and painful to the touch.  I'm concerned about the prognosis (in fact, I'm scared to death).  I'm going to see a periodontist on Monday, but wanted to hear your thoughts on what's going on...plus treatment and recovery status.  Thanks!


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If the lesion is malignant, thr prognosis is generally good as long as the treatment is interviened early.
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