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Is it a blocked minor salivary gland?

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  • Posted By: peemomma
  • June 15, 2010
  • 10:43 PM

For about 3 months now I have been getting pain inside my right cheek, and have a small lump next to my back upper molars.

I have made several trips to the dentist. He said it was a blocked minor salivary duct, and he could remove it surgically. He said there was no stone present, that it was just inflamed. I went to my doctor and he said it could be a sinus infection and gave me Penicillin which did nothing. Today I went back to the dentist, and he wants me to go to an oral surgeon for a diagnoses. I have used numerous mouthwashes and am drinking plenty of water. What could this pain be? I am so fed up with it and now am very concerned that it may be oral cancer.

My other concern, is that I don't have either medical or dental insurance. So I am asking anyone out there if they have had any of these symptoms.

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  • i need u to answer these questions frankly.. m a medico n can definitely help u .. 1. ur age , sex n location ?2. do u`ve any bleeding from mouth 3. DO U HAVE LOSS OF WEIGHT OR APETITE ?4 .do u feel difficulty in swallowing ?5. did the swelling increase in size rapidly or slowly ?
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  • i need u to answer these questions frankly.. m a medico n can definitely help u .. 1. ur age , sex n location ?2. do u`ve any bleeding from mouth 3. DO U HAVE LOSS OF WEIGHT OR APETITE ?4 .do u feel difficulty in swallowing ?5. did the swelling increase in size rapidly or slowly ? 1. 59 female 2. no bleeding3. no loss of weight or appetite4. no difficulty in swallowing5. no swelling increase in 3 months.
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