Hard lumps on gum.

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My upper left jaw has long been missing its wisdom tooth, its neighbouring molar and the next two teeth. I had problems with a denture so have been chewing on the gum for years. The lower is just missing one tooth next to the molar. Every now and the upper gums have felt a bit lumpy but recovered. At present the outer gum has a couple of hard lumpy swellings and the chewing area a smaller quite hard plump that one would almost think is a new tooth about to come through. The swellings I'm aware of but they are not really painful nor look inflamed though possibly not connected there is a tiny pinprick like red mark slightly away from there on the roof of my mouth. Over the past ten days two round possibly ulcer like things have appeared on the back of my throat. I've been gargling there and rinsing my mouth with salt water but they are not getting any better. The swelling on the gum goes down for a time but soon come back. I've also been using Bonjello.

I suffer from atrial fibrillation and also rather erratic hypertension and am reluctant to see the dentist as it will probably make it flare up.

Lumpy gums get a lot of hits on Google with various causes and as it has been a long term thing but never so bad I wonder if their could be an old piece of root coming to the surface as I had once on the other side of my jaw. I'm also having very disturbed sleep due to a hip problem. Another reason for not wanting to submit to dental investigations.

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