There Is A Lump Between The Nose And Upper Lip Inside?

I’m still in my 20s. Actually I was afraid to go to the dentist, because whether it was because of illness, because of childhood experience. Because I’m afraid to see a doctor, so I usually take NSAID medicine, mefenamic acid to reduce pain, so I can move back, and so on. I know NSAIDs only reduce pain but don’t make my teeth problems complete. Because I have never seen a dentist, so my front teeth are all broken, aka toothless, but there are still root teeth. So yesterday I had a toothache, like I said when I have a toothache I consume mefenamic acid a few days later the pain is reduced but there is an oddity, which is a lump between the nose and upper lip but on the inside. After I find out at Google, my features are like oral cancer. Now, please give me input so I dare to go to the dentist and extract the roots of my teeth, and what are the possible bumps. I have felt this lump about 3 days ago. Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Norlaila,


You are right that NSAIDs only reduce pain and inflammation but do not address the cause of toothache itself. Mefenamic acid medicine should also be taken under the supervision of a doctor.


Toothache can be caused by many factors, it is possible there are cavities accompanied by infection and eventually become broken teeth. But this needs to be confirmed again by direct examination. Remaining root teeth / broken teeth that are still left behind can also cause pain and become infected. These conditions require treatment from a dentist, can be with root canal treatment, crown installation, until the removal of teeth if it can not be repaired again.


Related to the lump that you mentioned, it is not necessarily cancer. Lumps can be caused by infection, mouth sores, or a mass (tumors and cancer). Oral cancer can cause symptoms in the form of sprue that often recur or does not heal, thrush accompanied by bleeding, red / white patches in the mouth, bumps on the wall in the mouth, teeth shake for no apparent reason, pain in the mouth, difficulty chewing, jaw stiffness, sore throat, and difficulty when talking.


To make sure the cancer requires a physical examination, interview / history, and investigations with a biopsy, CT scan, and MRI. The treatment of oral cancer is surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and targeted therapy.


For the time being, you should remain calm and not panic. The best step you can do is to consult directly with the dentist. You don't need to worry or be afraid to go to the dentist. Indeed, fear because unpleasant experiences as a child are quite difficult to overcome but that does not mean they can not be overcome. You can ask your family or friends to accompany you to check and you can find a dentist who you think is fun (both attitude and practice). Today there are many dentists who are ready to help you overcome the problems or diseases surrounding your teeth and mouth.


Later the dentist will conduct an history / interview with you, conduct a physical examination, and then carry out supporting examinations if needed. If the condition of your teeth has been confirmed (including the cause of the lump earlier), then the dentist can give you more appropriate treatment, yes.


For a while while waiting to see the dentist, you should keep your teeth and mouth healthy by rinsing after eating, brush your teeth in the morning and evening before going to bed, avoid biting into too hard food, reducing sweet food, and multiply water.


Hope it helps you,


Thank you

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