This has been happening for a year, and it has been causing me a lot of trouble.
I have this ooze, or this feeling like goop is coming from my upper gums/lip. There are also little bumps in my gums at the very top where the gums meet the lip. I don't know if these are related.
Anyway the chief thing that bothers me is this ooze. I've tried brushing, flossing, and mouthwash every day more than once a day. In fact I try cleaning all the time but it never goes away. I feel like I keep having to wipe away this ooze that is coming from my upper gums. My dentist and doctor both said it looked kind of normal.
I want to get tested for gum cancer, but nobody is taking me seriously. And I feel like if I go to the E.R. they will put me in a mental hospital. I've been to the E.R. several times for all kinds of problems that are totally unrelated to mental health, but they all just plain accused me of being crazy and I wound up going to a mental hospital every time for a least a week!
So my real question is, "Who should I go to so I can deal with this problem?"
And, "Who should I see to get tested for oral cancer."
I don't want to deal with the bull crap of having people look down on me calling me crazy. I even look crazy because I'm constantly wiping at, sucking on, and licking at my upper lip cleaning off the goopy slime that keeps on coming out of it. So I feel like if I go to just some E.R. or clinic people aren't going to help me out, but just give me a lot of trouble.
I want to test my gums and mouth for cancer, pure and simple. I've been cleaning my teeth like crazy and my gums have been leaking this ooze for about a year and I'm pretty fed up with it.
So should I see an oral surgeon? A mouth doctor? Who can I go to who can perform serious tests that will give an indication of whether or not this is cancer. I want to catch things early if it's cancer so that there is a chance I could survive.
Thanks very much,