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What could the white lump on roof of my mouth be?

What could the white lump on roof of my mouth be?

Lump on mouth: Lumps on top of mouth. Most common would be fungal infection, polyp, apthous ulcer. Can be lichen planus or cancerous lesion. Smoke or chewy tobacco? ...Read more

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 tiny, hard, white, painful lump on the roof of my mouth near my throat. I've never smoked but have bad acid reflux. Could it be from that?

I have a tiny, hard, white, painful lump on the roof of my mouth near my throat. I've never smoked but have bad acid reflux. Could it be from that?

Painful lump: It is impossible to diagnose without a visual examination. Any lesion or lump that lasts longer than 10 days should be examined. If it is painful, it should be examined ASAP. See your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump at centre of roof of mouth-- what it could be?

I have a painless lump at centre of roof of mouth-- what it could be?

Bony overgrowth: If this lump is hard and has been very slowly growing, it most likely is a palatal tori. This is an overgrowth of bone and is quite common. It usually does not require any treatment but can become irritated or scratched at times. However, if the lump has developed very rapidly or is soft and spongy, you should see your dentist asap for evaluation to rule out an abscess, cyst, or other pathology. ...Read more

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Two hard lumps on roof of mouth. One left of the centre and one right of the centre. Not visible from eye but can feel it. What could it be???

Two hard lumps on roof of mouth. One left of the centre and one right of the centre. Not visible from eye but can feel it. What could it be???

Dental appointment: Could be a benign boney prominences called tori, but it would be best to see your dentist and have them looked at to be sure. Usually, a torus is in the middle at the edge of the hard palate, not on either side. ...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 had a tooth absess drained by my dentist 4 days ago. I still have a lump on the roof of mouth which is extremely painful. How long till it goes away?

I had a tooth absess drained by my dentist 4 days ago. I still have a lump on the roof of mouth which is extremely painful. How long till it goes away?

Hard to say: Are you on antibiotics? Was root canal therapy started on that tooth, or will it be extracted? The incision and drainage removes much of the infection, but the source of the infection will need to be addressed. Speak to your dentist regarding what treatment is proposed. ...Read more

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Have a lump that comes and goes on roof of mouth and a sinus headache could sinuses cause this lump ?

Lump on palate: It is impossible to diagnose this without a clinical examination and additional information. This could be a tooth or gum infection, or something worse. Any swelling in your mouth should be examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon, especially one that re-occurs. ...Read more

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25 Male with soft lump on the roof of mouth- diameter 4mm, has dark spot on it(like blood clot). earlier had repeated salivary cysts on same place.

25 Male with soft lump on the roof of mouth- diameter 4mm, has dark spot on it(like blood clot). earlier had repeated salivary cysts on same place.

Soft lump: Evaluation and treatment by an ENT has been suggested. Good choice. I think a better choice, however would be an oral cavity pathology specialist, an Oral Surgeon. Whatever path you choose, important to be seen now...don't put it off. ...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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What is a hard painless lump in roof of mouth and sore throat?

What is a hard painless lump in roof of mouth and sore throat?

Are they related?: Is the hard painless lump related to a sore throat? You could have a hard painless lump on the roof of your mouth which is completely normal. It might be there for many years and you did not notice it. It is called tori. Check with a dentist about the lump and check with a physician for sore throat. If these two conditions are related, your physician should tell. ...Read more

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Lump in throat sensation for about 2 weeks. don't smoke. sometimes lumps on roof of mouth. Had tonsils and adenoids removed years ago. ?

Lump in throat sensation for about 2 weeks. don't smoke. sometimes lumps on roof of mouth. Had tonsils and adenoids removed years ago. ?

Globus sensation: Lump or globus sensation in the throat may be due to multiple etiologies. Allergies with post nasal drainage, reflux, cysts, infections, anxiety all may cause lump sensation. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Ive got a lump/swallon gland on back of roof of mouth unsure what it can be? Ive had sore throat from sinus drainage, now a dry cough\ itcy throat ?

Ive got a lump/swallon gland on back of roof of mouth unsure what it can be? Ive had sore throat from sinus drainage, now a dry cough\ itcy throat ?

Lymph node: This may well be an enlarged lymph node responding to the infection, but without seeing it this would only be a guess. The best thing for you to do is to let a doctor take a look at this and make sure it is not an abscess, a tumor, or something else severe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard bump with softer bump in front of it on roof of mouth. What could it be?

Hard bump with softer bump in front of it on roof of mouth. What could it be?

Anatomical structure: incisive papilla (soft) and torus palatinus (hard bony protrusion on the palate). If concerned, see a dentist to rule out pathology. ...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