Lump under teeth on lower jaw... could it be cancerous?

Hi there! This is a wonderful forum.

i have just noticed that i have a small lump underneath my left gums on the lower jaw (under the tooth that is right behind the canine). This lump is small - i mean *small* (like 2-2.5mm in diameter), and it is "V" shaped. It is under the skin and does not move when i push on it, and it is hard like bone. It is almost as if it is part of the root of the tooth. The very bottom of the "V" is slightly whitish, but not more so than the whitish parts of the lower gums (i.e. under the canines).

Anywho, i looked at:

http://www.dentalmedsoft.com/OralPathBookdemo/OralPathText/Chapter%201.htm

to see if anything appeared to match. It looks slightly like figures 1.55 and 1.56, except it is smaller and not as whitish as those (it looks like the color of the skin around it for the most part, although my wife could see it when i pointed it out). Are these things in the picture generally hard like i describe?

i just noticed this for the first time about a week ago. Quite honestly, i never would have seen or felt it (it is *right* under the part of the gums where the bottom of the teeth end) except i was just running my toungue along that area and felt it. i figure i will wait until the end of the month to see if it has grown or changed before rushing off to my dentist or general practitioner.

Thanks for the help,
Matt (the_grip)
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