A member asked:

I have a red swollen hard painful bump on the roof of my mouth. it started yesterday and has gotten bigger and more tender since. what could this be?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Swollen bump: This sounds like either a tooth or gum abcess. Since it is getting bigger, you should see a dentist or an oral surgeon ASAP.

Answered 12/15/2017


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Bump: Could be literally a bump (trauma) as from hard bread crust, burn, bacterial infection of tooth, gums, sinus, blocked salivary glands, virus infection, and oh so many other possibilities. Bite the bullet. Go see your Dentist. That 's the only way a competent differential diagnosis can be done.

Answered 7/25/2017



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