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What could cause a lump on your palate?

What could cause a lump on your palate?

Bony protrusion: also called palatal tori that is a completely benign bone growth, which is very common. If concerned, see your dentist for evaluation. . ...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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I have a lump in my palate. It started 3m ago as a small bump and started growing. Color is the same as the palate. Shape cilinder. Doesnt hurt.

I have a lump in my palate. It started 3m ago as a small bump and started growing. Color is the same as the palate. Shape cilinder. Doesnt hurt.

Lot of possibilities: If it is hard it could be a slow growing boney growth called a torus. If is it soft it could be swelling from a tooth abcess. There are a number of other possibilities so you really want to get it checked out. ...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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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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Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?

Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?

Now is the time!: Don't let the anxiety bug you! fortunately, there has been much technological advancement in diagnosis of strange bumps in mouth. Most likely you will not need invasive procedure to find out. Scan technology also makes it easier to see the "lump" under the gum, in 3-d. A special light may be employed to ensure the lump is not cancerous. So visit your dentist/oral surgeon and get peace of mind! ...Read more

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Hard lump in the upper palate needs operation. What do you suggest?

Hard Palate Lump: More info is needed. It the lump new? Has it grown? Have x-rays been taken? Is it painful to touch? An oral surgeon is the specialist to see for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on left side of hard palate in back. Sometimes sensitive but usually painless. Noticed it 1 year ago, hasn't done much, but grew 1-2mm.?

Abnormal: This bony mass needs to be evaluated by an ent. Anything that has increased in size needs to be checked and anything that is asymmetric, or only on one side, needs to be checked. ...Read more

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