U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
TX
A 30-year-old female 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?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 15, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.