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tissue growth
An_245728 posted:
I have this tissue growth on my upper left side of my mouth. It looks like a hemriod. I can move it with my tongue. It doesnt really hurt unless i move it with my tongue or touch it.. Its the same color of my gum maybe a little redder? What could this be? Please help
Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, FAAOMP responded:
Hi An_245728,

Unfortunately I cannot diagnose you on line however the most likely reasons for an intra-oral growth to develop is either an overactive response (growth) to "tarter" build up around a tooth, periodontal disease (gum disease with bone loss around the tooth) or an abscess forming around a dead or dying tooth.

I suggest that you see a dentist to determine why it is present and the next step in treatment. Even though it is not painful at the moment it should still be looked at by a professional.

If you do not have a dentist you can look on the American Dental Educators Association website for information on Dental schools, Dental hygiene schools and hospitals with a dental residency program.

I hope this helps!

Dr. Gwen Cohen Brown