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Why do I have a hard lump on the roof of my mouth?

Why do I have a hard lump on the roof of my mouth?

Can be many things: See an oral surgeon. It can be a tori (extra bone), salivary gland lesion, fibroma, bony mass etc. Your oral surgeon will take xrays and maybe a ct scan. A biopsy procedure may also be recommended. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have a hard lump on the roof of my mouth what should I do about it?

I have a hard lump on the roof of my mouth what should I do about it?

Anatomy: Nothing. It is most likely nothing. The roof of our mouths is tissue that lines the inside of your skull. Almost all touching of the roof of your mouth should be hard with some ridges. ...Read more

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Hard lump on the roof of my mouth, doesn't hurt but it has been here for a week and it is starting to worry me now, is this common?

Hard lump on the roof of my mouth, doesn't hurt but it has been here for a week and it is starting to worry me now, is this common?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a hard, painless lump on the roof of my mouth. I noticed it yesterday because it hurt to eat. Could this be oral cancer?

Hard to say...: Diagnosis for lesions need every bit of information... how long has it been there? How big? is it getting bigger? Condition of your adjacent teeth? Location on the roof of your mouth? Social habits including drinking and/or smoking? See a local oral surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a tiny, hard, white, painful lump on the roof of my mouth near my throat. I've never smoked but have bad acid reflux. Could it be from that?

I have a tiny, hard, white, painful lump on the roof of my mouth near my throat. I've never smoked but have bad acid reflux. Could it be from that?

Painful lump: It is impossible to diagnose without a visual examination. Any lesion or lump that lasts longer than 10 days should be examined. If it is painful, it should be examined ASAP. See your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

Palatal tori: It may be palatal tori, which is a normal overgrowth of bone on the roof of your mouth. Sometimes food or your toothbrush can scrap the tender tissue stretching over the tori causing pain. Rinse with warm salt water. You need to see a dentist to make sure you do not have a palatal abcess due to an infected tooth or less likely oral cancer. ...Read more

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I have a strep type virus and bronchitis and I now have a small lump beside the hard palate in roof of my mouth toward the back, its mildly painful.

I have a strep type virus and bronchitis and I now have a small lump beside the hard palate in roof of my mouth toward the back, its mildly painful.

Strep type virus?: I am not sure who made the diagnosis. I am not sure of that be a real disease. Suggest you get examined by a licensed provider ...Read more

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I have large lump on roof of my mouth. It does not hurt and came on suddenly. Any ideas what the cause may be. It is fairly hard, red, and bruised?

I have large lump on roof of my mouth. It does not hurt and came on suddenly. Any ideas what the cause may be. It is fairly hard, red, and bruised?

Evaluation: Without seeing the lesion it is hard to know exactly but a few things come to mind. A lump in the roof of the mouth could be a torus palitinus, median palatine cyst, palatal abscess or a tumor. See an ENT or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is this hard painful lump at the back of the roof of my mouth?

What is this hard painful lump at the back of the roof of my mouth?

Lots of things: Therefore, you need to be seen by your own dentist who can determine the cause of that hard painful lump and then suggest appropriate treatment if necessary. Merely giving you a list of possibilities is not helpful in any way. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat torus palatinus at home if that's what i have? It's a lump on the roof of my mouth, it's hard and smooth, not painful.

No Home Treatment: A torus palatinus is a dense benign growth of bone, usually in the midline of the hard palate. The growith can appear in various shapes and sizes. They are indicated for removal in individuals who are going to have an upper partial or complete denture made where the bone may interfere with the appliance or in individuals where the bone may cause speech or hygiene problems. ...Read more

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I have 2 hard lumps in my gum I pop them & they are very hard and always come back and I have dark little speckles on the roof of my mouth, caner?

I have 2 hard lumps in my gum I pop them & they are very hard and always come back and I have dark little speckles on the roof of my mouth, caner?

Hard bumps: it is unlikely that these hard lumps are cancer. It is more likely that you have an infection. The only way to k ow for certain and to get the proper treatment is to see a dentist. Don't wait any longer. Schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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I scraped the roof of my mouth a little while back with the end of toothbrush. I have a hard lump there now. It can't be seen with light. What is it?

I scraped the roof of my mouth a little while back with the end of toothbrush. I have a hard lump there now. It can't be seen with light. What is it?

Have it checked: How long ago did you scrape your mouth? Did you get an open sore from the scrape? Best thing to do is to have it evaluated by a dentist or an ear nose and throat doctor to see what it may be. It may just be coincidence that the bump is there, perhaps a clogged salivary duct, depending on where it is on the palate? ...Read more

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What would a lump be on the roof of my mouth. It's hard and only hurts when i press on it. It's been about a week now. What's the chances it's cancer?

What would a lump be on the roof of my mouth. It's hard and only hurts when i press on it. It's been about a week now. What's the chances it's cancer?

Watch it: This could be something of inflammatory nature in which case it will settle down in 2 to 3 weeks. If it is still present or growing over the next 3-4 weeks, then you need to go see your doctor for a medical examination as it can be cancerous(if it is getting clearly bigger, yet it does not hurt). ...Read more

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I have a purple, and red hard lump that looks like a bruise on the roof of my mouth, what causes this ?

I have a purple, and red hard lump that looks like a bruise on the roof of my mouth, what causes this ?

More information ...: There are many causes of a lump in the mouth, how long has it been present, is it painful, was there injury? The most common cause of a lump in the mouth is an ulcer, however there are other causes, some of which are serious and mandate Dr review. www.fauquierent.net/mouthmass.htm is a webpage with a sensible summary of causes for further information ...Read more