Hopefully you can provide some insight into my problem. Please bear with my question.
3 months ago, I noticed I had a small semi-firm non-painful lump on the bottom of my inside gum under my tongue. You cannot see this lump, except for what looks like something pushing from the inside causing a whitening of the otherwise pink gum. I say it is semi-firm, because part of the lump feels hardish, and the rest is spongy, (imagine stretching a bit of cloth with your finger... The hard bit is your finger, and the rest of the bulge is the spongy part). It has not increased in size, but if I try to press it flat, (which I have done constantly... Stupid, I know) it seems to irritate it and swells slightly, before reverting to original size. The tooth above this lump is my 2nd premolar. This tooth had a crown/filling which fell out roughly 5 years ago and is now partially decayed. In the years gone by, I have packed this tooth out with temporary filling stuff. I have tried to consult an emergency dentist, but will not be seen, as I am not bleeding, nor in pain. I am worried this could be something sinister. I am 37, and a smoker