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Hello, I had a bump on the inside of my mouth on both sides near my teeth (I'll include a picture) I had it for over a year, it had no growth, AKA no cancer like systems no bleeding, no growth, it doesn't smell, and it doesn't bleed. However for some dumb reason I decided to pick at it to try to get it to go away, that was 3 nights ago and the swelling has gone down however it is still painful and I want to make sure that it is not infected. It looks like it is scabbing but I want an option and hopefully some remedies to make it better and what to do and what not to do. I believe the bump has come from biting the area one night and then i picked at it however it has never hurt until I agressively picked at it 3 nights ago. It feels like a burning sensation and uncomfortable feeling. I used to dip for 2 years however I have quit. The bump is smooth and not hard, it is soft and a redish color of the color of my cheek just a little darker.

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It looks like a cheek bite which has become like fibrous growth over time.
Generally associated with wisdom tooth causing trauma to the cheek area due to interference during biting.
It usually goes after removal of the wisdom teeth.
In your case, I think u have injured it therefore the redness and swelling.
Apply xylocaine gel if symptoms persist.
If u can get the associated wisdom tooth removed that would be better.
If that doesnt help please ask you doctor to do a biopsy of that area.

Patient replied :

Great, thank you. Also where can I buy xylocaine gel, does it have to be prescribed or is it an over the counter drug?

It depends on a country where you are living in. You have to check with the pharmacist. If you don't get it over-the-counter you might need prescription from a GP or a dentist from your country. Or you can check online pharmacy websites if they can sell it to you.

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