- Mar 29, 2023
I’ve recently went to the dentist after neglecting my dental health since prior to COVID. It wasn’t as bad as I thought. Need 2 chipped teeth capped and 1 previously capped tooth root canaled. After my exam I started taking better care of my teeth and flossed a lot more. On my lower right side between my back molars and cheek a felt a hard, painless dome shaped bump under my gum. The bump is about the diameter of a small pinky end of the finger. It seems to be pointed toward the front of my mouth and not to the side. In this general area I had a wisdom tooth yanked several years ago. I’m a 49 white male. There is no pain, no headaches, no fever, no problems chewing, no discoloration on the gum, not noticeable from the outside and no sinus issues. (Although I did in the last year have sinus issues caused by cpap that were exaggerated by afrin addiction. I have in the last 3 months detoxed, changed my cpap habits and gave no sinus congestion at all for 3 months). Fast forward to today and I went in and had 1 cap put in. The dentist did a pano X-ray and is referring me to oral surgery pathologist for further scans. I’m freaking out because I have high anxiety which I am on meds for. I am a tooth grinder. I get routine bloodwork done every 3-6 months at my PCM and they have all come back normal for years. Any advice, support or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.