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Really small bumps on my small palate?

Really small bumps on my small palate?

Minor salivary gland: These small bumps are most likely minor salivary glands that may have become a bit inflamed. As long as they are not painful, don't grow larger, and go away then you should be fine. If they persist have the area looked at by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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I have this bump on hard palate near back..What could this be?

I have this bump on hard palate near back..What could this be?

Hard bump palate: Without looking at your mouth it could be a lot of things. If in the middle of the roof of your mouth, it could be a palatal torus--a boney protuberace on the suture line of the palatine shelves. Best to check with your local dentist and have a complete exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2 small bumps on my soft palate, what is it?

See a Dentist: I would advise you to have the bumps examined by any dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 22 male. I recently felt a very small bump on my hard palate, that is the same color as my palate. There are three brown holes by it.

Hello, I am a 22 male. I recently felt a very small bump on my hard palate, that is the same color as my palate. There are three brown holes by it.

Bump on palate?: The bump may be normal anatomy, a variation of normal anatomy or some problem. Three brown holes? I have no idea. It's hard for you to accurately see these types of things in your own mouth. Regardless, you need to be seen by a dentist for an accurate diagnosis. Make an appointment. Don't take a chance by delaying that appointment in case something requires attention right away. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my palate. It started 3m ago as a small bump and started growing. Color is the same as the palate. Shape cilinder. Doesnt hurt.

Lot of possibilities: If it is hard it could be a slow growing boney growth called a torus. If is it soft it could be swelling from a tooth abcess. There are a number of other possibilities so you really want to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Bump on hard palate near back..Could it be cancer?

Bump on hard palate near back..Could it be cancer?

It can be..or not..: Please make sure you see the dentist for a thorough history taking and evaluation. While many of those bumps are natural variation of bone growth ( called palatial tori) , there are still some pathologic lesions and growths in these areas that can be dangerous and cancerous. Please have it checked. ...Read more

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What causes burning sensation on the soft palate along with tiny bumps?

What causes burning sensation on the soft palate along with tiny bumps?

Irritation: You can have irritation form smoking or eating spicy food. Without seeing them and discussing your history it is difficult to diagnose with such limited info. Se a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What can cause a painful what pimple like bump on the soft palate in a 6year old?

Salivary gland issue: Occasional there can be a stone formation, or a small infection on a gland. Depending on the location- aphthous ulcers can create a painful situation for a couple of days too. Warm rinses should help expedite the recovery time. ...Read more

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When I shine a light at my soft palate I see a bunch of tiny tinyyy bumps and one of them hurts after I ate and turned into pimple. What is that?

Salivary glands: You probably bumped or scraped one of them and it became inflamed and swollen. It should go away on its own. Do not go poking at it. Can happen when eating things like chips , crusty bread, and crackers. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Hello , I am 16. Since past 3 days , I have noticed tiny painless bumps on my soft palate. I don't smoke, drink. Wondering if it's related to puberty?

Doubt it: Wow! I'm impressed by how aware of your body you are to notice tiny bumps on your soft palate! My guess is they are minor salivary glands that are temporarily blocked forming tiny cysts, probably will go away by themselves. Also, kudos to not smoking and drinking!
Very proud of you young man! ...Read more

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Every time I eat certain foods, there's a pimple-like bump that appears on my soft palate. It's annoying bcuz it feels like food is stuck. What is it?

Every time I eat certain foods, there's a pimple-like bump that appears on my soft palate. It's annoying bcuz it feels like food is stuck. What is it?

Salivary Gland clog: It is a clogged salivary gland. Usually is a benign condition and no treatment is needed. If concerned, see ENT for consultation. ...Read more

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Hard bump on anterior hard palate for 5 weeks. Goes down at night. Doc says tori but it's not along midline. About 1/4 CM away to right. Painless. :(?

Hard bump on anterior hard palate for 5 weeks. Goes down at night. Doc says tori but it's not along midline. About 1/4 CM away to right. Painless. :(?

Unusual: Maxillary torus is usually found centered between the molars, in the midline, and does not fluctuate in size. Please ask your dentist for the name of the best oral surgeon in your area, and go now for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hard painless bump on hard palate. Shrinks during night. Pushing on with tongue gets bigger. Same color as palate. Had 4 month. Scared. Not torus. :(?

Oral surgeon: Are you sure that it's not torus palatinus which is harmless? An oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist are best qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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What are the little white bumps on the soft palate in my baby's mouth?

Epstein's pearls: Small white or yellow cystic vesicles occurring in 65-85% of newborns. Caused during development of the palate. Not dangerous. No treatment needed. Resolve spontaneously over weeks. No painful or causing any discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump slightly off center on my hard upper palate in my mouth, it showed up two days ago and I'm scared of what it could be. I'm 18 ?

I have a hard bump slightly off center on my hard upper palate in my mouth, it showed up two days ago and I'm scared of what it could be. I'm 18 ?

Don't be scared: But do have it evaluated. Ask your Dentist for the name of a good Oral Surgeon. Chances are high that this is innocuous, but it should be visualized, palpated, and possibly x-rayed to determine the appropriate path of action. ...Read more

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Painless hard bump on hard palate along the midline to the left. Hardly seen in a mirror, but can be felt with tongue and finger. What could it be?

Could be exostosis: How long has it been there? Is it growing rapidly or slowly? It could be a palatal torus, but without visualization, it is hard to say for sure. Have your dentist take a look.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/torus_palatinus. ...Read more

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My husband has a painless small white circular spot on his hard palate that bleeds when he sleeps or forms a suction with his tongue. It was a bump?

My husband has a painless small white circular spot on his hard palate that bleeds when he sleeps or forms a suction with his tongue. It was a bump?

Get to your dentist: While this can be many things, you should get him into his dentist soon. They will evaluate this lesion and may either provide treatment or refer this as necessary; but get to your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Diagnosed today with a mucocele. I have a hard bump that fluctuates in size for some time now. Jabbed hard palate with toothbrush prior to swelling. ?

May be due to trauma: It appears that the location of said mucocele is on your palate. Jabbing the toothbrush may have caused this. If this is new, it may resolve on it's own. If this does not resolve then you may need to have it removed. Many mucoceles are located in the floor of the mouth or inside of the lip and the vast majority of those need to be excised. If this doesn't heal then see an oral surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Very painful bump on soft palate of my mouth what is it and how do I get it to go away?

Very painful bump on soft palate of my mouth what is it and how do I get it to go away?

Examination: So many possibilities from a simple cut/scrape or burn, to more serious infection, to a neoplasm. Literally hundreds ion possibilities. Cannot make a diagnosis based on "painful bump." Need more information and a thorough examination. Please call your Dentist, an Oral Surgeon, your Physician, or an ENT to start the diagnostic process. ...Read more

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My mother has a hard bump on her hard palate that appeared today. Theres two small holes behind it. Could this be cancerous?

My mother has a hard bump on her hard palate that appeared today. Theres two small holes behind it. Could this be cancerous?

Probably not: Canceroul lesions don't just suddenly appear. Please call your dentist for an appointment. Dentist will be able to see, feel, examine, x-ray, probe, etc the bump and guide you. Need exam. ...Read more

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Why I usually get ulcer/bump on exactly same point ( right soft palate ) Is this related to tonsillectomy done 4 months back?

Why I usually get ulcer/bump on exactly same point ( right soft palate )
Is this related to tonsillectomy done 4 months back?

Bump on same spot: How long does it last? Is it painful? In either case i would see the MD who did the surgery when the bump is present so they can see it and evaluate the area. It may or may not be related however getting a bump in the same exact spot is uncommon. See your MD/surgeion. ...Read more

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A bump found at the top palate. Was eating something and suddenly it was gone but a small bit of skin hanged. Can i drink alcohol or not?

A bump found at the top palate. Was eating something and suddenly it was gone but a small bit of skin hanged. Can i drink alcohol or not?

Mucocele: May have been a mucocele they ruptured, a clogged minor salivary gland. Responsible ingestion of alcohol in moderation (not in excess) should not be a problem. Please make an appointment with your dentist to determine the cause of the hanging skin, could be from one of many other sources. ...Read more

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Just noticed red bumps on my soft palate and they seem to have a slightly burning itchy sensation. Noticed it about two hours ago. Any ideas?

Just noticed red bumps on my soft palate and they seem to have a slightly burning itchy sensation. Noticed it about two hours ago. Any ideas?

"Pizza Palate": Pizza and other hot foods or liquids (coffee) also can burn the roof of your mouth. If the burning itchy sensation persist beyond one week, call your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tiny flesh colored bumps on soft palate and around the arch near the uvula I can feel them with my tongue no pain no discomfort are these normal?

See your physician: There are many potential causes for colored bumps on soft palate. It can be sign of harmless or serious conditions, depending on its nature. See your physician for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Teeth cleaning last week was ok but now noticed bump on left side, near center ridge of hard palate w my tongue. Concerned? no lesions or patches.

Teeth cleaning last week was ok but now noticed bump on left side, near center ridge of hard palate w my tongue.  Concerned? no lesions or patches.

Exam: If this is new, if it has just become noticeable since your check-up, you must return to your Dentist for an examination. Please call now to make an appointment. ...Read more

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What type of benign lesions are there for a hard painless bump on palate? What percentage is there that it's salivary gland cancer or palatial cancer?

What type of benign lesions are there for a hard painless bump on palate? What percentage is there that it's salivary gland cancer or palatial cancer?

Probably torus: 1 out of every 4 people have a hard painless midline benign boneyard growth called a torus palatinus. Any lump or growth should be evaluated asap by your dentist to rule out other causes. Unless you drink excessively, smoke, have ill-fitting dentures, or have hiv, chances of oral cancer are very rare. For peace of mind, and to rule out any other lesions, call your dentist...Now. ...Read more

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Hard bump on palate. Started size of pea has shrunk to half that size in a month. I scraped my mouth top with the end of toothbrush before bump. Help!

Hard bump on palate. Started size of pea has shrunk to half that size in a month. I scraped my mouth top with the end of toothbrush before bump. Help!

Blockage: Could be blocked salivary gland, among many possibilities. Make an appointment w an oral surgeon for examination, possible biopsy, and treatment if any is indicated. ...Read more

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28 male smoker raised bumps on hard palate tiny red dots in rough texture appearance red and white pigments any ideas. Not sore or painfull?

Nicotine Stomatitis: All tissues will respond to repeated attacks by mounting a defense. Smoking exposes the mouth to heat, the chemicals and the vapors of burning tobacco & can cause changes in the appearance. These changes can indicate the beginnings of oral cancer or be completely benign. Only a dentist can tell for sure and may reccommend a biopsy of the area to be certain so you need to have it checked right away. ...Read more