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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Lump on soft palate in mouth, is this an infection?

Lump on soft palate in mouth, is this an infection?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Can't tell without an exam. See a dentist as soon as you can and have this lump checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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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


Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Does lump in the upper palate of mouth needs to be removed? Its painful at times.

Does lump in the upper palate of mouth needs to be removed? Its painful at times.

Torus Palantini: Hello, the lump you are describing sounds like a torus palantini these are benign bony growths that commonly occur on the hard palate. See your dentist or doctor for confirmation but most torus are best left alone. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Calendine
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I have a lump on the hard palate of mouth, close to teeth. I went to hospital doctor, been told that it has fluid in it but it's been there for about 4 months now.

Probable Abcess: Usually a tooth abscess presents either with a fluid filled (pus) bump in the gum on the outside or inside, palate on the top, of a tooth where the root tips are. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Grellner
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I had all 4 of my erupted wisdom teeth out in nov. 2011. I now have a small tender lump in the soft palate of my mouth. Could this be a fragment?

I had all 4 of my erupted wisdom teeth out in nov. 2011. I now have a small tender lump in the soft palate of my mouth. Could this be a fragment?

Not likely.: A lump in the soft palate a year and a half after your extractions is not likely to have any association with that previous surgery. You should have that evaluated by either an oral surgeon or ENT (otolaryngologist). They will probably ask you if the area might have been traumatized (burned, etc) just before it's appearance and how it is behaving (getting better or worse). Don't ignore it. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Debi Williams
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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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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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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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Dr. Gary Alder
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Hard, painless bony bump on top of mouth. A little to the right of midline. Same color as palate. I'm scared and can't see a dentist for week. ?

Hard, painless bony bump on top of mouth. A little to the right of midline. Same color as palate. I'm scared and can't see a dentist for week. ?

Don't panic: Most likely this is a palatal torus as suggested by the other doctors here and is harmless. Regardless of what it is, you have your appointment with a dentist in a week, nothing will happen with this type of area in that short period of time. ...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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