When I woke up today the back of my throat was a bit sore. Its appearance did not look out of the ordinary, maybe a bit irritated. There is a small cyst on the inside of my mouth that I believe formed after my recent accident biting, with what I think are my premolars (to help with location), of the inside of my mouth there. Today, I noticed that the outside of the cyst looked a little worn, presumably due to abrasion with my teeth. I would have thought nothing of it, but the gums around the distal side of my mandibular 2nd molar also appear worn (I had my wisdom teeth removed). This part of my gums is about the same height, or a bit taller, as the distal side of the tooth. Is this something to worry about?
The mouth is swarming with bacteria but most times the body’s defensives are able to fight off infection. A cyst may be a sign of an infection or irritation. If it still persists, is painful, or you notice any changes the best option is to have a health care provider assess the cyst and worn gums. If you would like to make an appointment with a health care provider at Student Health, please call 319-335-8394. Another option is the dental school at the University of Iowa; to schedule an appointment call 319-335-7499.
Source: Mayo Clinic