Can anyone tell me what this is?

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    I went to the dentist yesterday and when the anestetic wore off i noticed this lump near the injection site. Does anyone know what it is?
     

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    You would've probably had a palatal injection about there. The injection doesn't normally cause anything except a bit of bruising. If your teeth were abscessed, then perhaps it's part of the abscess surfacing? Really hard to be sure. I'd give it a couple of days. Mother Nature often cures things if given some time. And you seem to have a lot of erosion of your teeth - do you have lots of acidic drinks or juices? (soft drinks, fruit juices).
     
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    They didnt say anything about absess.Yes I drink alot of soda. Most of my teeth are bad. But My mother always had the same issue with most or all of her teeth being gone from erosion. But i figured i would give it a few days to see if it went down at all.
     
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    So, ... Mum lost most of her teeth from erosion, and you're going down the same path? Maybe try and give up the soda unless you want to end up like Mum.
     
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