I, 33 yo male, recently noticed a small hard growth underneath the skin on one retromolar pad. I can notice it to the touch, but it is not easily visible (although looks whitish when I agitate it). No pain, except I have been agitating. It may have been present previously, but I cannot be sure.
I quit using tobacco about 1 month ago, but have used either chewing tobacco or smoked for the past 14 years. Do not drink much now , but had my fair share throughout my 20s. No history of oral cancer in family.
I am paranoid and will bring it up at my next regularly scheduled dentist visit (2 weeks), but looking for idieas of what this could be.
I am concerned and slightly hypochondriacish. Your advice on what this may be would be helpful.