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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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What are the chances of a lump on the hard palate of my mouth cancerous? It feels hard and is painless.

What are the chances of a lump on the hard palate of my mouth cancerous? It feels hard and is painless.

Torus Palatinus: Very unlikely hard lump on palate is cancer. Most likely Torus Palatinus which is very common. Have it checked by your own dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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Does anyone else get lumps on the hard palate of the mouth?

Does anyone else get lumps on the hard palate of the mouth?

Yes: It is a common variation of have a platal torus. Most are a normal variation and do not require any intervention. If a patient needs a full upper denture then the torus may need to me removed. If it intefers with speech or swallowing then it may need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of hard palate of my mouth, close to the teeth from the last year. Is it dangerous?

I have a lump on the left side of hard palate of my mouth, close to the teeth from the last year. Is it dangerous?

It could be: It could be a number of things ranging from normal bone anatomy to underlying infection to heavy calculus deposits if it is really close to teeth to prominent root if gum recession to a neoplasm to many other things. Some of these things can be serious, while others not. You need to have your own dentist take a look at it in order to know exactly what it is and what treatment, if any is indicated. ...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 read that there are no salivary glands in the anterior hard palate or the gingiva. Is this true? I have a lump that formed after an injury. Thx

I have read that there are no salivary glands in the anterior hard palate or the gingiva. Is this true? I have a lump that formed after an injury. Thx

Lump?: Rather, that try to arrive at a diagnosis over the internet, see a dentist to determine the cause of you lump. The lump may or may not be related to the accidental injury. Don't make the assumption the two are related. Regardless you will find out what it is and what, if anything, is required to resolve your issue. ...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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Hard lump between #13 and 14 teeth on hard palate. 14 is half gray. No pain lump or tooth. Just finished abx 2000 mg amox. Bump still there. Bone feel?

Hard lump between #13 and 14 teeth on hard palate. 14 is half gray. No pain lump or tooth. Just finished abx 2000 mg amox. Bump still there. Bone feel?

See dentist: An antibiotic may make you feel better in the short term but it will not cure the problem. See a dentist for an evaluation ns proper treatment of this lump. ...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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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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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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Half of molar #14 is gray. Hard painless bump on hard palate above tooth. No pain in tooth. Not red or ulcerated. Bump hurts if you press hard. :(?

Abcess?: The gray discoloration could certainly be a large cavity. The lump on your palate could certainly be an abcess asthma result of the cavity. You can easily have an abscessed tooth that died without sensitivity. You need to have an examination and a xray of that tooth from your dentist. ...Read more

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Hard palate in mouth scaring me! Please help?

Hard Palate: It would depend on what circumstance caused this "hard palate scaring". I recommend visiting your dentist as soon as possible to help determine what caused this event and then in turn what could be done to help this area heal as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes the hard palate in the mouth to be so painful?

What causes the hard palate in the mouth to be so painful?

Nerve proximity: The hard palate is covered with thin mucosa over hard tissue and many nerve endings. This combination leads to a very sensitive and painful area when traumatized. ...Read more

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How long is a herpes lesion on the hard palate of the mouth contagious?

2wk: As long as the lesion is present it may be actively sheding virus. It is usually self limiting but trauma can keep it going. Once the lesion has completely healed a no other lesions evident the host is relatively low risk for passing along the virus. ...Read more

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I am concerned about bleeding gums and lump on hard palate. What should I do?

See a dentist: Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. If you notice a lump on the hard palate, consult your dentist to find out the source of the growth and determine what treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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For how long is a herpetic lesion on the hard palate of the mouth contagious?

Until it's gone: Herpetic lesions are contagious as long as you can see any sign of the actual sore. There is no specific time frame, though commonly they resolve in about 10-14 days. Be very careful until completely resolved. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned with two lumps on my hard palate? I am currently getting over a sinus infection

Bumps on palate: Depends on how long they have been there, and whether they are hard, soft or painful.
A hard bony bump in the midline of the palate is called a torus, which is normal and which many people are not aware of until it becomes sore or injured.
It is best to have any bumps or lumps in the mouth checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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I vomited last Tuesday morning and have a sore lump on the left side of my hard palate any suggestions on potential diognosis?

Sure: Lots of potential causes. May or may not be related to your gastric distress. The only way to be properly diagnosed to be properly examined. Please see your Dentist ASAP. The space provided here is not long enough to list all the possible causes. Important, however, that you be seen for evaluation. ...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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Could creamy or milky white top hard palate in mouth mean cancer or something serious? Very worried.

Could creamy or milky white top hard palate in mouth mean cancer or something serious? Very worried.

Examination: If you're worried see a Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. Can't see you over the computer, can't evaluate tissue health. Unless you smoker drink, your risk of oral cancer is fairly low. For peace of mind, call your Dentist for an appointment to determine what's wrong, if anything, and how it should be treated. ...Read more

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My hard palate intensely hurts and is swollen on both sides. It slightly relaxes when i don't move my mouth but when I eat or drink anything it KILLS!!

Swollen Palate: More information is needed to give a reasonable opinion. I would suggest a visit to your dentist to make a more complete and through 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?

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

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


Hard Palate (Definition)

The bony part of the top of the ...Read more