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Can anyone tell me what this sharp bony projection is growing from just below my gum line?

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I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with this. About a month ago I was running my finger over my lower gum line and noticed a sharp bony projection sticking out (completely covered by gum tissue) from just below my gum line between my first and second molars. It is a raised ridge about 1/3 inch in length. I have no pain from the area unless I rub it a lot with my finger. The gum tissue will then get sore over the sharp area. I had my last dental appt. just over a year ago. I remember the hygienist checking my gums very thoroughly at that time and feel certain it was not present.

I do eat a traditional foods diet with a good bit of raw pastured dairy. I've also been taking 2 tsp HVCLO per day this summer to keep up with my increased vitamin A needs due to intense detoxing. I wonder if this could be an overgrowth of bone? I also do oil pulling fairly regularly and have been detoxing/chelating for several years. I'm not worried about it and we don't have any dental or health insurance at this time. Anyone have experience with anything of this nature?

Thanks so much,
Moneca
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Have you recently had a tooth removed there? (like wisdom teeth)
I know that its pretty common to get bone shards/spurs "floating" in gum tissue with removal. My husband and I both experienced that, where all the sudden a little shard was partially exposed, dentist numbed it up and pulled it out of mine, my husband was able to just pull his out. If they are more imbedded it would depend on how much discomfort its causing whether or not you would want to have it surgically removed. My grandma told me that she had this happen for over a year after a tooth removal.
My younger brother also had an extra tooth come in sideways in his jaw line...

those are my thoughts anyway!
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Thank you for your information. I had my wisdom teeth removed in 1997, so quite a bit ago.
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