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Cedar Key, FL
A 20-year-old female asked:

The two symmetrical bumps on my mouth's roof behind front teeth, sometimes one of mine feels sore after chewing gum, eating or smoking. why?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Irritation: The "bumps" are sore because they are irritated. The question is, what are those "bumps"? Lesions like that can be as benign as a torus palatinus, or they could be more serious, especially since you are a smoker. Have them evaluated by your dentist... It may save your life.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Bumps: What are the bumps? Have they ever been seen by a Dentist. Do you bite into the areas because of malocclusion? Are teeth healthy or abscessed? Smoking will irritate oral tissues and there is always concern about oral cancer, have your been evaluated? Any lesion of over 2 weeks duration MUST be immediately evaluated by your Dentist. Don't expect self healing, see a Pro.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2020


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