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    I have a gum protrusion, and I can't get a dentist appointment for three weeks. the dentist didn't seem to want the symptoms, so rather than save time and get a scan or whatever, I will probably only have an initial consultation in three weeks.This costs money and then I will be referred and maybe have to wait.

    I think it's epulis, a lump on my lower gum in front of the teeth, which apparently can often be benign, cancers rarely start this way, but other things online say it can be a tumour and a cancer- I am worried, can I try and see the doc before, and will she deal with the problem and refer me?

    I just want to double check this is not something only Dentists will address.


    Btw I need to see the dentist anyway, so will keep that.

    I want to get it referred and checked ASAP.

    It's like this, in the pic below only smaller just now. But similar.

    I'd really appreciate any medical opinion and advice.

    Oh as for causes- two things I did lately-

    Put egg in a bowl raw with cooked pasta, to 'cook' the egg in the bowl with the warm pasta- but there may have been raw egg on the sides of the bowl left.

    Had rainwater for plants that had been in a dirty container in a mineral water bottle- and accidently took a sip.

    These maybe suggest it could be infection but am not sure. I don't want to muck about and want ti checked quickly. Concerned.
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    I have a gum protrusion, and I can't get a dentist appointment for three weeks. the dentist didn't seem to want the symptoms, so rather than save time and get a scan or whatever, I will probably only have an initial consultation in three weeks.This costs money and then I will be referred and maybe have to wait.

    I think it's epulis, a lump on my lower gum in front of the teeth, which apparently can often be benign, cancers rarely start this way, but other things online say it can be a tumour and a cancer- I am worried, can I try and see the doc before, and will she deal with the problem and refer me?

    I just want to double check this is not something only Dentists will address.


    Btw I need to see the dentist anyway, so will keep that.

    I want to get it referred and checked ASAP.

    It's like this, in the pic below only smaller just now. But similar.

    I'd really appreciate any medical opinion and advice.

    Oh as for causes- two things I did lately-

    Put egg in a bowl raw with cooked pasta, to 'cook' the egg in the bowl with the warm pasta- but there may have been raw egg on the sides of the bowl left.

    Had rainwater for plants that had been in a dirty container in a mineral water bottle- and accidently took a sip.

    These maybe suggest it could be infection but am not sure. I don't want to muck about and want ti checked quickly. Concerned.
    you could call up your doctors and get a telephone appointment where a doctor should call you back the same or next day and then they will be able to tell you if it is something they can treat rather than your dentist.

    also if you think it is a infection you could have a look at some herbal remedies in the meantime and see if any help.

    also another option could be going to a pharmacist they could also help.

    let us know how you get on and hope it is not to sore and sorted out quickly xxx
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    Thats very tricky. I say ask your Doctor/Dentist and hear what they have to say in situations like this
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    I have a gum protrusion, and I can't get a dentist appointment for three weeks. the dentist didn't seem to want the symptoms, so rather than save time and get a scan or whatever, I will probably only have an initial consultation in three weeks.This costs money and then I will be referred and maybe have to wait.

    I think it's epulis, a lump on my lower gum in front of the teeth, which apparently can often be benign, cancers rarely start this way, but other things online say it can be a tumour and a cancer- I am worried, can I try and see the doc before, and will she deal with the problem and refer me?

    I just want to double check this is not something only Dentists will address.


    Btw I need to see the dentist anyway, so will keep that.

    I want to get it referred and checked ASAP.

    It's like this, in the pic below only smaller just now. But similar.

    I'd really appreciate any medical opinion and advice.

    Oh as for causes- two things I did lately-

    Put egg in a bowl raw with cooked pasta, to 'cook' the egg in the bowl with the warm pasta- but there may have been raw egg on the sides of the bowl left.

    Had rainwater for plants that had been in a dirty container in a mineral water bottle- and accidently took a sip.

    These maybe suggest it could be infection but am not sure. I don't want to muck about and want ti checked quickly. Concerned.
    It's best to go and see a dentist as they are the specialists. The dentist can then refer you usually if it's severe (which it looks like).
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    You could try and get an emergency appointment with the dentist. Going by the pic, you shouldn't wait 3 weeks, so call and get seen asap
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    (Original post by Scorpio.)
    You could try and get an emergency appointment with the dentist. Going by the pic, you shouldn't wait 3 weeks, so call and get seen asap
    Couldn't see a dentist until 12th march. Couldn't see a Doc until this Saturday, and that's by calling up early morning and getting the only available slots- this not with my GP I have chosen.

    State of the NHS is deeply concerning.

    Oh and have to pay £20 at least for the dentist, and she didn't seem to want t take any re-information, so they won't even be prepared for what it is, which means I'm now worried they'll have to make s second appointment for specified treatment, after charging me £20+!

    Oh and it's not me, the pic, but an example. It's a bit like that though, not quite as big yet.
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    Is this the sort of thing a walk in centre can deal with?

    Also, I have a vague idea we used to have some sort of emergency dentist in our area. Do you know if you have such a thing?
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    I have a gum protrusion, and I can't get a dentist appointment for three weeks. the dentist didn't seem to want the symptoms, so rather than save time and get a scan or whatever, I will probably only have an initial consultation in three weeks.This costs money and then I will be referred and maybe have to wait.

    I think it's epulis, a lump on my lower gum in front of the teeth, which apparently can often be benign, cancers rarely start this way, but other things online say it can be a tumour and a cancer- I am worried, can I try and see the doc before, and will she deal with the problem and refer me?

    I just want to double check this is not something only Dentists will address.


    Btw I need to see the dentist anyway, so will keep that.

    I want to get it referred and checked ASAP.

    It's like this, in the pic below only smaller just now. But similar.

    I'd really appreciate any medical opinion and advice.

    Oh as for causes- two things I did lately-

    Put egg in a bowl raw with cooked pasta, to 'cook' the egg in the bowl with the warm pasta- but there may have been raw egg on the sides of the bowl left.

    Had rainwater for plants that had been in a dirty container in a mineral water bottle- and accidently took a sip.

    These maybe suggest it could be infection but am not sure. I don't want to muck about and want ti checked quickly. Concerned.

    I suspect your GP would probably send you to see a dentist with that, tbh
 
 
 
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