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Worried about my mom. What's going on in her mouth?!
« on: December 05, 2013, 02:06:43 AM »
Hey everyone. I hope you are all doing alright!

My mother called me today and she's a bit worried which naturally made me worry and ignited my anxiety as well. She told me that this morning while she was brushing her teeth, she felt a discomfort on the inside of her cheek by her teeth. She hit it with her toothbrush and she said that she could literally feel it filling up with blood. She looked at it in the mirror and she says that it's about the size of her thumbnail and it's dark red, pretty hard and painful.

What in the world could this be? She wants to go to the emergency room because she's kinda freaked. My mind keeps assuming the worst, of course.

Thanks guys.
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Re: Worried about my mom. What's going on in her mouth?!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 03:18:46 AM »
Perhaps its a broken blood vessel.. I'd go to the ER personally. I'm sure she will be fine though. It does not sound life threatening.
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Re: Worried about my mom. What's going on in her mouth?!
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 08:43:44 AM »
Since it is filled with blood, I think it is a minor trauma?

How did it go? Doesn't sound life threatening too!

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Re: Worried about my mom. What's going on in her mouth?!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 08:47:29 AM »
Mouths are lumpy places and it could honestly be lots of things including a lot of benign things. I would have thought it better not to go to emergency room with this though. Her PCP/ GP or dentist would be best placed to help here.
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