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Hard bony lump on inside gum line?

Hard bony lump on inside gum line?

Torus Mandibularis ?: This may be the exostosis you are referring to. No treatment is usually necessary, but they may interfere with the fit of a mandibular denture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torus_mandibularis ...Read more

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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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Can the epiglottis be a hard palate or a soft palate?

Can the epiglottis be a hard palate or a soft palate?

Neither: The epiglottis is in your throat and closes off the trachea when you eat and drink. ...Read more

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Dark gray #14 tooth. Bump between hard palate and maxilla bone. No tooth pain. Hurts to press hard on bump. No discoloration of palate. Bump is spongy?

Abcesses: It sounds like you may have an abcess. The fact that your tooth is discolored is consistent with this finding. The tooth may be non-vital ("dead"), and the pain and sponginess may be due to the abcess enlarging and the pus attempting to exit from under the tissues that cover the hard palate. Contact your dds as soon as possible and keep the area clean. Warm salt water rinses should help today. ...Read more

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White hard palate yellow soft palate white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge white patches jaw to ear pain no pain swal?

White hard palate
yellow soft palate
white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge
white patches
jaw to ear pain
no pain swal?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Dental exam: You should see a dentist for evaluation. A hole in that area of the palate is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Very small blisters on soft palette normal?

Very small blisters on soft palette normal?

Cannot Sores: Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused for each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called a fever blister or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth -- usually under the nose, around the lips. ...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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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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Hard palate is yellow and purple, soft palate changes from red to yellow occasionally. One tonsil enlarges. Anything possibly wrong?

Hard/soft palate: This can't be diagnosed without a clinical and visual examination. Make an appointment to see your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Sore hard lump in mouth, why?

Sore hard lump in mouth, why?

Can't diagnose with: available info. Consider dental or medical eval for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bony lump on the midle of my hard palate .Painful when pressed. Covered with soft-palate?

I have a bony lump on the midle of my hard palate .Painful when pressed. Covered with soft-palate?

Torus Palatinus ?: This may be the exostosis you are referring to. No treatment is usually necessary, but they may interfere with the fit of a maxillary denture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/torus_palatinus. ...Read more

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Sore throat with painful bumps on soft patella?

Sore throat with painful bumps on soft patella?

Viral infections: can cause oral lesions. Try topical anesthetics for comfort. If it persists for more than a week or so, seek medical attention to make sure that it is not anything more serious such as oral cancer. ...Read more

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Does bony overgrowth of the hard palate cause pain?

Does bony overgrowth of the hard palate cause pain?

No but: What you describe suggests what we refer to as an exostosis and in this case a palatal torus which is a benign condition and usually requires no treatment. However, the overlying tissue is thin and easily bruised or irritated. If you are experiencing any pain that lasts longer than a week or is severe, see you dentist for advice. If the 'growth' is new or you are concerned, see your dentist! ...Read more

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Are oral cancer bumps hard or soft?

Are oral cancer bumps hard or soft?

Oral cancer: In the early stages an oral cancer can be soft, but as it advances, it will usually get hard, sometimes rock hard. As a cancer gets bigger, the tissues surrounding it will also become hard as the tumor starts to invade them. If an oral cancer becomes advanced, it will spread to the lymph nodes of the neck. If you think you have something that is concerning or suspicious, strongly recommend eval. ...Read more

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Hard bump inside my mouth on jaw line?

Hard bump inside my mouth on jaw line?

Lump in mouth: This needs to be evaluated. It can be evaluated by your primary physician. Your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

See your dentist: There are many causes for the symptoms you described. However for accurate diagnosis see your dentist for examination and x-rays. Otherwise is a guessing game. ...Read more

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My soft palate is red and painful. What's wrong?

My soft palate is red and painful. What's wrong?

See a dentist: There are several things that can cause your palate to be red and painful and only an oral exam can answer this. It could be viral, allergies, vitamin deficiency, infection thrush, autoimmune disease, and others. See a dentist asap to find out. What. Is going on in your mouth. ...Read more

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Will seasonal allergies or post nasal drip cause the hard & soft palate to be irritated& sensitive? No redness, just soreness and sensitive. What 2 do

Will seasonal allergies or post nasal drip cause the hard & soft palate to be irritated& sensitive? No redness, just soreness and sensitive. What 2 do

Unexpected: You need to check with your doctor re. this problem since they do not appear to be related to post-nasal drips. A drug reaction should be considered as well. ...Read more

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I have a tiny hole between my hard and soft palate I've had it all of my life I know it's not normal but is it anything to be worried about?

Probably not: If there's been no problem up to now you're probably in the clear. Would be advisable to ask your Dentist to examine and advise. Referral to an Oral Surgeon for a more n depth examination is in order. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my hard and soft palate to seem to have this orange/light pink tinge to it? Also my uvula is kind of white/fleshy colored at the end

Time for consult: It may or may not be ok, difficult to diagnose something like this with out a visual examination. I suspect some type of chronic irritation that may be related to your lupus or possibly some acid reflux related to your gastritis. You might have your physician take a look as well as your dentist. ...Read more

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Hi I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also i see red dots on the soft palate.Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

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I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also i see red dots on the soft palate.Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

If you are...: If you are a smoker then stop. These can be sensations that are a warning to stop. I say this because you have smoker at the end of your message. These can be cause also by hot liquids if you do this frequently. Stop now before you have cancer. ...Read more

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White hard palate yellow soft palate white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge white patches jaw to ear pain no pain swal?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Can the epiglottis be a hard palate or a soft palate?

Neither: The epiglottis is in your throat and closes off the trachea when you eat and drink. ...Read more

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Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Dental exam: You should see a dentist for evaluation. A hole in that area of the palate is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I have a bony lump on the midle of my hard palate .Painful when pressed. Covered with soft-palate?

Torus Palatinus ?: This may be the exostosis you are referring to. No treatment is usually necessary, but they may interfere with the fit of a maxillary denture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/torus_palatinus. ...Read more

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How much space should there be between your hard palate of your maxilla and your soft palate of your mandible?

Oropharynx: The occlusion begins in the oropharynx as the tongue comes into contact with the soft palate and posterior-pharyngeal wall. The dimensions of oropharynx in upright (antero-posterior dimensions of the oropharyngeal 5.8mm). ...Read more

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I have a hard white bump on my soft palate next to my uvula. It looks like a pimple. I poked it and it is hard. Is there cause for concern?

I have a hard white bump on my soft palate next to my uvula. It looks like a pimple. I poked it and it is hard.  Is there cause for concern?

Have it checked: The soft palate is entirely soft tissue, no bone. Probably not of major concern, but any white lesions in the mouth of more than 2 weeks duration should be immediately evaluated. Please see an Oral Surgeon or an ENT. ...Read more

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Hard palate is yellow and purple, soft palate changes from red to yellow occasionally. One tonsil enlarges. Anything possibly wrong?

Hard/soft palate: This can't be diagnosed without a clinical and visual examination. Make an appointment to see your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Hard time swolling and yellow right side of the soft palate it hurts when I swallow should be worry its been happening a lot not healing at all ?

Need exam: If several days with these symptoms, I would suggest checking for strep throat and mono but a careful history is still necessary. Go to the doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Have a kind of hard, painless bump right side of mouth, in front of uvula (basically soft palate). I see the dentist in 2 weeks but am worried.

Soft palate: How large is the bump? How long has it been present? Are you a smoker? Have you had any trauma in his area? It is impossible to make a diagnosis without seeing and examining the bump. These are some of he questions your dentist will need to know. If you are concerned try to,see your dentist sooner than two weeks. ...Read more

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Lump on left hard palate by center ridge by jct of soft palate. Teeth cleaning last week & was ok. No lesions. Shuld I worry? DT would've seen it yes?

Lump on left hard palate by center ridge by jct of soft palate. Teeth cleaning last week & was ok. No lesions. Shuld I worry? DT would've seen it yes?

It is normal: This is considered a normal anatomy. These lumps are naturally occurring and are benign protuberances of the bone covered by mucosa. No treatment is required. ...Read more

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My soft palate is yellow and i have a red bruise on the hard palate of my mouth which were red dots yesterday and look like tiny holes today ?

My soft palate is yellow and i have a red bruise on the hard palate of my mouth which were red dots yesterday and look like tiny holes today ?

See dentist: Did you burn your mouth or eat too much spicy or sour food? New toothpaste or mouthwash? Are you sick with a fever or sore throat? See your dentist or doc & get it checked. Unless you recently burnt your mouth with hot food or drink, or if you have been eating too much of a spicy or hot food, or changed mouthwash or toothpaste. Then stop doing it & give it 3 days to heal. See doc then if needed ...Read more

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I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, it hard to put an ointment on it cause its so far back. How do it treat this?

I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, it hard to put an ointment on it cause its so far back. How do it treat this?

Mouth rinse: Unfortunately there are no good remedies for canker sores and causes are often unknown. The best treatments are usually just to treat pain, not to cure the sore. My personal favorite is what most call magic mouthwash. It is 1/3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (to reduce inflammation), 1/3 viscous Lidocaine (to reduce pain), and 1/3 maalox (to make it stick). You rinse and spit or swallow. Ask your dentist about it. ...Read more

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Soft Palate (Definition)

The soft palate is the back part of the palate that has the uvula (dangling thingamajig) and has no bone underneath it. It ...Read more