There is something in my mouth and I can’t spit it out! It’s hard, sharp, and firmly stuck right in the middle of my lower gum. I’m not sure where it came from and I have no idea how it got in my mouth. I don’t know what it is but I’m sure it wasn’t always in there.
It all started back in September when I began to have a strange itchy feeling in my gums. The feeling gradually became more uncomfortable. Then one day, a small bump appeared right where the funny feeling was. Within a couple of days, the bump developed a sharp point. A few days later a second bump appeared right next to the first one.
By October I had two sharp bumps in there. At first I didn’t pay much attention to them. They were small and somehow they made the uncomfortable feeling in my gums feel better. However since then, the sharp bumps have been getting bigger.
I can feel them in my mouth every time I move my tongue forward. I do the sensible thing and I try to push them out, but the sharp bumps are really stuck in there. I have even resorted to getting my hands in there, but the sharp bumps don’t budge even when I use my trusty pincer on them. I’m running out of ideas and the two sharp bumps remain firmly wedged in my mouth and are growing bigger every day.
Lately mommy has gotten involved and she is trying to help me out. Mommy’s idea is to dislodge the sharp bumps with a bristly stick. Every night before bedtime mommy patiently works away at the two sharp bumps by rubbing the bristly stick all over them. I sit patiently with my mouth open while mommy does her best, but so far there has been no success.
When mommy gets tired, she lets me try the bristly stick for a bit. I swish it around left and right and then I try biting down on it. Next I swish up and down, and then side to side again. No change! The two sharp bumps are still in there and just as stuck as ever.
Now I’m getting that funny itchy feeling in my top gum. I’m afraid to even explore that area of my gums because I’m worried that I’ll find another invader in my mouth. Are more sharp bumps about to adhere themselves there? What’s going on in my mouth? Where are these sharp bumps coming from and more importantly, how do I get them to go away?