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#1 of 4 Old 12-30-2013, 03:10 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello all! I have a cyst on my lower gum that doesn't go away for a year now! I've been to a dentist who said it might be an infection, wanted to remove it surgically, but I got afraid that he is not very professional one. After that I saw my naturopathic doctor, who insured me 100 times that it is not cancer and gave me bunch of natural remedies, non of which helped. I have an intuition that it is because of my drained immune system after 8 years of three kids (2 years of breastfeeding for each). Anyone has this problem???


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Not sure if this is helpful, but I had a bump on the roof of my mouth for years.  It appeared shortly after orthodontia and I just assumed it was from trauma from a retainer.  Years later I saw a periodontist who felt that the lump should be biopsied because she was worried about it being HPV which could cause cancer.  For other reasons I went to a different periodontist who wasn't the least bit concerned about it being HPV and concurred that it was probably trauma from orthodontia. 

 

I am pretty laid back about these things, however, if there was no known cause or trauma I would probably consider a biopsy.  Does the spot bleed, cause pain, or change in size?  Could you get a second opinion from a specialist?  I personally feel it is irresponsible of your naturopathic doctor to assure you "100%" that it's not cancer.  I would think only a biopsy could give a 100% guarantee.  Hope that helps :)

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thank you for your reply! well it bleeds if I brush my teeth and touch it etc....it didn't change in size for some months now...I dont know...I still didn;t find any specialist, but I googled it and found out that cysts on gums are pretty common and really rarely are cancers.....I dont know....


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