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I have twice woken to find an ulcer on the back of my lip, should I be worried?

hello I was looking for advise on the web but I couldn’t find what I wanted until I found this website. I wondered if you could help me, I have recently woken up twice (not in consecutive days but over about a week) and had an ulcer in the same place! the first time I got it I popped it accidently as I pulled my lip back to try and see it. so i was surprised to see it return in time at all. I am terrified of the dentist and have really tried to put it off but this case has worried me, I don’t know what it is about the dentist its like no other place I just freeze when I go in I struggle to talk properly, no joke! just trying to the receptionist seems like my vocabulary just deserts me, makes me feel lost. I was wondering if it would be easier to start with solving this problem but don’t know where to start! could you please give me some direction to go in. thank you?

this sounds like something harmless , but you won’t get peace of mind until you get it checked out .
If you can’t bring yourself to go to the dentist then your dr may be the first port of call .
Looking at soft tissue things is one of the easiest things to let the dentist do , and when they have seen it and told you what they think it might be , then you will have a big sense of relief , until then you probably won’t be able to stop thinking about it .
Perhaps you could use that as a way of making contact with a dentist .
dental receptionists are used to talking to people that are scared of the dentist . Many people become a bit tongue tied when they are trying to explain themselves even if not nervous . The dentist should allow you some space to express yourself .
Make that call tomorrow while you are in need of help .

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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