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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

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