Growth on gums
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Growth on gums

  1. #1
    wskline is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Clearfield, Pa
    Posts
    42

    DefaultGrowth on gums

    My 6 year old Lexy has been on and off drooling and we had no idea why. Well, she started again this evening and I decided to check her mouth. There is a large growth on her gum. There may be tooth there but I can't tell for sure. I will be calling vet first thing tomorrow but wondering if anyone else has dealt with anything similar. I'm worried sick and thinking the worst.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Sophiesmama's Avatar
    Sophiesmama is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    4,318

    Default

    It could be a broken tooth, decayed tooth or and injury. Any kind of growth needs to be checked. Let us know what the vet says. Fingers crossed here, that it is nothing serious.
    ~Pam



    Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo


    8.5 mo.

    Sophie 15 months, with Skye

  4. #3
    wskline is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Clearfield, Pa
    Posts
    42

    Defaultsurgery

    Lexy goes into surgery tomorrow to have growth removed and sent away to be biopsied. Good chance it's cancer but wont know for sure till it's checked. This is devastating news but I'm trying to keep calm and just take it a day at a time. Need prayers that it comes out non cancer.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    TBGSAM is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    837

    Default

    Sorry to hear about Lexy will keep her in our thoughts and prayers that it isn't cancer.

    Our Coleman had to have an epulis removed and it came back ok, Bailey has them grown then fall off thankfully he hasn't had any problems.
    Coleman - CGC blk lab 6/02/97-2/25/08 adopted
    Tootsie - choc lab 10/19/99-8/03/13 adopted
    Bailey - CGC newf/fc 7/12/00-07/15/14 rescued
    Ginger - BT 11/16/05 rescued
    Sarah - blk lab 6/22/06 rescued
    rescued felines - AJ - 8/00 - 1/11, Merlin - 5/20/05, Tucker - 8/3/10, Penny - 7/7/13

  7. #5
    wskline is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Clearfield, Pa
    Posts
    42

    Default

    Lexy's surgery went great. Vet had to remove a tooth to get clean margin and to stitch back up. Growth had not gone into bone and he did not see any other growths in mouth or throat. He doesnt feel this growth is cancer and just excessive gum growth. We will know for sure when results come back. Thanks for the prayers, they must have worked.

  8. #6
    georgie's Avatar
    georgie is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    22,832

    Default

    That sounds like good news. Sending good thoughts for a benign biopsy.

  9. #7
    amazongold's Avatar
    amazongold is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    SE MI
    Posts
    23,457

    Default

    Prayers and good thoughts for a good report for Lexy. I had this with Buddy a few weeks ago, and it was just an overgrowth of the gum tissue.
    Jackie, Champ, and Buddy

  10. #8
    Sophiesmama's Avatar
    Sophiesmama is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    4,318

    Default

    It is sounding good! Please let us know when the results come back... fingers and paws crossed!
    ~Pam



    Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo


    8.5 mo.

    Sophie 15 months, with Skye

  11. #9
    LuvBrown is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    830

    Default

    Most likely an epulis which is not cancer. Good luck.

  12. #10
    wskline is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Clearfield, Pa
    Posts
    42

    Default

    Amazongold, that's what vet said he thought it was, excessive gum growth. We still haven't gotten results back but I'm betting they will be good. And Lexy hasnt had drooling episode since surgery. Still early but I'm guessing that growth was causing the drooling. Vet didnt think so but I think he may be wrong on this one. lol

Similar Threads

  1. Cyst on the Gums?
    By JasminesDad in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-04-2013, 08:54 AM
  2. Buddy has a bump on his gums
    By amazongold in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-14-2012, 03:31 PM
  3. gums bleeding?
    By imported_LuckyGirl in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-25-2008, 09:36 PM
  4. Bleeding gums
    By Kimba in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-12-2006, 10:19 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25