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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 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 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.

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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