i've had a strange dental history, but this thing takes the biscuit, i've had two tooth abcesses in my life, the first one i foolishly disregarded and took anti-biotics, which seemed to cure the problem.. the second one i had extracted as anti-biotics didn't work.
the first tooth however is now very black, and a year ago the pain came back, after two years of nothing, it hit me like a train...
i took strong paracetamol and eventually the pain faded away, however i was left with a long bump along the roof of my mouth, i actually felt it form, i pushed my tongue up to try and ease the pain, and the bump pushed through, days went by and the bump decreased so i assumed it would go away naturally, but a very small part of it is still there.. you can see that it is alligned with the bad tooth, and i'm sure it's just a small part of the abcess which hasn't dissapeared or something, (obviously i plan to have it extracted soon)
but with all the scres of oral cancer, i can't help wondering...
does anyone have any ideas??
(p.s, i don't feel any pain from it anymore at all, i used to push it with my tongue and i could feel a light pain in my tooth. but this has since gone away too)
There is no need to worry for symptoms of oral cancer.
This looks like relapse of dental abscess.
When left untreated, chronic abscess often forms a sinus tract (canal), allowing the pus to drain to the surface. A small growth of inflammatory tissue forms on the surface and is called a parulis. When drainage is established, the tooth and associated swelling are no longer painful because the pressure of the abscess is lessened.
Since the pain has relieved, it means that the abscess has found the way to drain by itself.
You should visit your dentist for full examination.
You might be suggested X-rays of the teeth to check for eventual small abscesses that are at the deepest part of the tooth.
Practice warm water rinses. They will help cleanse the mouth and encourage drainage.