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McDonough, GA
A 18-year-old female asked:

what is the small lump on the very back of the roof of your mouth it kinda feels like a bone is this normal?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
Seek a professional: Without an actual clinical examination by a dental professional (dentist) it is possible to determine whether the nature of something is normal or not! sometimes a clinical examination will need to be followed up with a biopsy or culture in order to make an appropriate diagnosis. My suggestion is you have this "boney" lump examined by a dentist and let a professional make the determination.
Dr. David Chrisman
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Palatial tori: Most likely they are palatial tori and are not cancerous but relatively common bony processes. They will usuall occur in the midline of the palate and can vary in size and shape. See your dentist for a diagnosis to be sure though.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Torus pallatinus: Most likely you refer to torus pallatinus, benign medical condition, not requiring any treatment. You can find pictures of it by googling the name of it.

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Kelso, WA
A 18-year-old male asked:

I feel a bony area in the inner back right of my mouth im wondering what this can be my left side doesn't have it could this just be bone growth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Mandibular torus?: This could be what we call a mandibular torus, which is merely some excess bone and benign. This can be asymmetric and why you only have it on one side. However, without actually seeing you, we can't be sure, so please have your dentist take a look at it just to be on the safe side.
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What can happen if the bone on the roof of my mouth got pushed back?

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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Many things: Impossiblc to diagnose from your description. See an Oral Surgeon for evaluation.

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Last updated Jun 28, 2014

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