A 20-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on May 21, 2018
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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.
Answered on Apr 17, 2020

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