kat has a rare form of jaw cancer. it ate her teeth out from root to crown. there are only 4 other people in the US who have this cancer. they dug it out, removed what was left of the teeth, and said they got it all. they said it was benign. but, now theres a bit of bone coming out of her gums, like... a bit of new tooth. only, there are no other teeth there; all her teeth were removed, but for the one you can see in the picture. its red and swollen around the bone bit. dont look if you're overly squeamish. more troubles for poor kat.
the little bit at 11 oclock from the tooth is the bit of bone showing through. you can kind of see the swelling as well.