Hi, about a month ago I started having swelling behind my back two molars on the top left side (towards the roof of my mouth). It was painful, so I went to the dentist. He thought it was nothing to be concerned about and it would "rupture" on its own. Now, I have a hard bone or tooth like point coming through the gum and a second one trying to come through (much like a molar). I had my wisdom teeth removed 12 years ago. Should I be very alarmed, or can this wait until my next dental check up in Feb? Is this most likely an extra tooth coming in or could it be something very serious?
If your dentist actually told you to wait and let it rupture on its own then you should definitely get another dentist.
Any mass, swelling or lesion that persists in the mouth for more than 2 weeks needs to be completely investigated and never dismissed!
Get yourself to a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon as soon as possible. It may be nothing serious...however a clinical and possibly radiographic is a must!!
It is impossible to say what it is in this forum. Hundreds of text books have been published on oral pathology so there are many possibilities.
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