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A 22-year-old female asked:

oral surgeon says i have something similar to a fibroma on the roof of my mouth. ive read that they are usually on the cheek.. is he correct? its extremely small and in the middle of roof of mouth. size of a nerd

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Palatal lesion: Your oral surgeon has used years of schooling and experience to evaluate your lesion and has concluded that it is most likely a fibroma. If you want a 100% definitive answer, the lesion can be removed and sent to a pathology lab for testing. The surgeons are trained to biopsy or remove suspicious lesions, so there's a good bet that he's correct.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
2nd guess: You are asking for a 2nd guess, not a 2nd opinion. Impossible to answer your question without an examination. BTW your 10 minute Google search gave you erroneous information, fibroma's can appear anywhere in the oral cavity. Trust in your Oral Surgeon's 10,000 hrs (600,000 minutes) of dental school, 10,000 hrs of specialty training, and years of experience in treating oral pathology.

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