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Hi everyone, i'm new here. Yesturday I was making myself something to eat when I felt a small bump on the rh side (on the roof of my mouth). It's about 1/2" from where my gum line meets my teeth. I've had braces when I was younger. I have to admit I rarely flosh and many times will go to bed without brushing my teeth (bad habit). However, i've never had cavities.

I get the odd canker sore (maybe once or twice a year) but they're usually along my gum line. Myself and my bf have both been tested for stds, and neither one of us have herpes, so I can't see it being a cold sore (neither of us have ever had a cold sore and are paranoid of them). I tried looking at it with a mirror... But I can barely see it. If anything it looks slightly redder the the rest of my gum. It's not bleeding, not filled with liquid or anything. Just a slight red bump.

I've now had it for just over a day. Paranoid, i've been religiously brushing my teeth and flossing.

Any ideas as to what it is? Or is it possibly just irritated gums due to not brushing as often as I should.

Thanx in advance!
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First Helper NancyT
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replied June 7th, 2005
I just developed the exact same symptoms, so i'd be glad if anybody had an idea what's going on with this. When it first started, it seemed I was having a small amount of tooth pain. I was worried I might be getting a toothache, but it seemed to keep switching teeth. Then I noticed a big bump right on the roof of my mouth not near any teeth. I have had a few sinus problems this pollen season, and a few canker sores, but i've never had anything like this or even heard of it. Anyone?
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replied June 8th, 2005
I had a bump on the roof of my mouth for over a year before doing anything about it. Since there wasn't any pain and it wasn't getting any larger I didn't worry about it.

It turned out to be cancerous and I had to have the lump surgically removed. It turned out that under the skin, where I couldn't feel it, the lump was about the size of a quarter. It was a slow growing type of cancer, which was a good thing since I kept putting off having it looked at. The oral surgeon had to go all the way down to the bone on the left side of the roof of my mouth. He had a special appliance made up ahead of time and I had to use that as a false roof of my mouth until it healed enough. It still hasn't completely healed after eight months.

At this point I am going to a specialist that deals with head and neck cancer and I am having to have a head and neck mri every three months to make sure that it hasn't spread.

Coming from what I have been through in the last eight months, I would tell anyone that has a lump in their mouth that doesn't hurt to get it looked at by an oral surgeon, not by your normal dentist and don't wait over a year like I did. What they will probably do is a biopsy (they will cut a very small piece of the bump and send it to a lab to have it tested to find out exactly what it is).

I had gone to my regular dentist for check ups and when I had him look at it the first time he gave me a list of things, "it could be this, or it could be that" then at the very end he patted my arm and said "i don't want to scare you but it could be cancerous" but he said it in such a way that I didn't feel concerned at all.

Please learn from my mistake and have it looked at soon. You would be better off to go and have them tell you it's nothing than to not go for a while and then find out it is cancer like I did.
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replied October 27th, 2013
i beleieve i have the same thing its a rather small bump but it has been there for about 6 months its hard and it wont go away what should i do?its on the left side right before the middle of my mouth.
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replied July 16th, 2008
abcess tooth
if your having tooth pain it could be an abcess, an abcess is an infection at the root of the tooth, between the gum and a tooth, its caused by severe tooth decay. you should go to the dentist
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replied November 15th, 2008
NancyT ( lump on top of mouth )
I had a bump on the roof of my mouth for over a year before doing anything about it. Since there wasn't any pain and it wasn't getting any larger I didn't worry about it.



I am very scared for which I have a large bump on the roof of my mouth, I know this is a old post but please response - I dont know what to do I have state insurance and 1 1/2 year ago, I tried to get a referal to see a ear nose n throat specialist but they shot my referal down. The symthoms are getting worse I think, slowly, now it throbs like, kind of hurts, and other symthoms.

I would love to talk to you becuase you have been through what Im going through and may need to go through, everyone thinks its nothing but I know please help.

Im new to this site and would post my email so we could talk more, am I aloud to post my email so we could talk??

barton
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replied December 31st, 2008
I also had a lump on the top of my mouth. This is the second time I've had one. The first one was several years ago. It was painful and easily irritated, but after several months it "scratched" open and a small piece of bone fragment came through...at least that's what I was determined it was. My mom said that there was no way, that it had to have been something that hard that I ate that got jammed into the skin. Well it's been several years and yet again I have faced the same situation. It started as a small lump that was painful. I scratched at it and it seemed to pop, like a blood sore, or blister. After a few days I noticed that the sore no longer hurt, but I could feel bone. (I know this sound disgusting...and believe me, I do have good dental hygiene and what everyone calls "perfect teeth"). Today I scratched at the bump once again and a small chunk of bone came through. There is a hole now in the roof of my mouth, but it no longer hurts...
I know I need to see my dentist and try to figure out what is going on, but it's truly a pain when you are dealing with the VA and have to go to your primary care provider just to get a referal to see your dentist. That's a lot of time off work and I would like to see if anyone else has had this problem and might have an answer first.

Please let me know if anyone can provide some insight!

Thanks!!
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replied March 24th, 2009
LUMP ON ROOF OF MOUTH
I am amazed how many blogs i am reading that state the similar bump on roof of mouth that no doctors and dentists seem to take seriously or who have no answer for and simply blow people off. i have been dealing with this for close to year and have been to 5 people - doctor, dentist, endodotist, ent, neurologist. i have been given the runaround and am now going to an oral surgeon who will do a biopsy at my insistence!!
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replied April 4th, 2009
To Hurstla
I have had infection in the bone of my lower jaw, both sides, for (it turns out) a very many years. The infections didn't affect the first molars, directly above the infection, so the dentists never found a reason for my toothache pain. A dentist finally found the infections, due to how much damage and decay they had done to the bone, which caused it to show up on digital x-rays. He pulled both first molars, one on each side, and I have been picking bone fragments out of my gums ever since. The dead bone has to work its way out, piece by piece. I reminds me of small, misshapen bone-colored splinters.

I also had a horse who was abscessing bone pieces under her jaw, from a previously broken jaw.

I wonder if you have a small infection, somewhere in your jaw or other bony areas? It might be worth checking into. Good luck!
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replied May 21st, 2009
I have a bump on the roof of my mouth
I have a bump on the left side of the roof of my mouth. It isn't to big (i dont think). I have been to my Dr. about a year and a half ago. It doesn't hurt, doesnt seem to be getting any bigger and as far as I know and can remember, I have had it for atleast roughly 5 years. No aches or pains, nothing. If I couldnt feel it with my tonque or finger, I wouldn't even know it was there.

Do I have any reason to be worried? Should I follow up some more with my Dr. or Dentist?
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replied May 26th, 2009
I have a bump on the roof of my mouth
I also have recently noticed a bump on the roof of my mouth. Further more I have been suffering from a very dry mouth (especially in the morning) with a build up of gunk on the roof of my mouth when I wake up. When I brush my teeth and start to brush the roof of my mouth I get quite profuse bleeding.
I'm seeing my doctor on Thursday.. have to say am quite worried anout this!
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replied June 9th, 2009
I have started having pains in my mouth so i washed my hands and rubbed my finger across it. Their was a slight lump recently i checked it again it had gotton bigger. I cannot eat or talk or even SMILE or move my mouth without a horrible pain. This is a nuisance. When i rubbed my cheek across it i can feel the lump.
What should i do. Please help.
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replied June 18th, 2009
red bump on roof of mouth.
I am 18, I recently was hanging out with a few friends, and noticed that I had a small red bump (small) on the right of the top of my mouth. I started to get worried after it not going away, so i tried looking it up, but i get a different answer each time. I started picking at it with my toungue, and then a smal slit started parting from my gums and teeth. I had a hard piece of something in my mouth, I finally got it out and it was tiny, but manilla colored, I think it could have been bone. If anyone knows anything PLEASE help, Im nervous about it and would really love some help on what it is.
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replied July 16th, 2009
Bump on roof of mouth
Hi, I guess me like the rest of everyone on here has a bump on the roof of my mouth... Its very small, probably BB size, and its an 1 1/2" away from my front teeth, in the dead center of my mouth. As well my tongue is slightly discolored, and when i wake up i have severe dry mouth and tons of phlem on the roof of my mouth. I've asked some family members and they say it could be just a problem with my saliva glands, or a swollen root... But i kinda don't believe that. I need to know whether or not this is very serious, or is just a cyst or something along those lines
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replied August 10th, 2009
Bump on the roof of my mouth -- removed & keeps coming back.
I have had a bump on the right side of the roof of my mouth for some time now. Noticed it a little less than a year ago. It would come and go -- kind of like a pimple. Small, not painful, but annoying. Popped it a couple of times (thought it was an infection), and got clear, slightly sticky liquid. Dentist didn't know what it was, but referred me to an oral surgeon. Oral surgeon chastised me for popping it, then removed it with a biopsy, and said "these things almost never come back". Pathology report said it was an infected saliva gland. Four weeks later, the bump was back -- firmer and a little larger. Oral surgeon was suprised, and removed it again, taking tissue "up to the bone". Four weeks later -- guess what, it's back. Just got pathology report again. Different diagnosis this time -- a benign, fibrous tumor. Oral surgeon says progression usually isn't cancerous for this type of growth but to keep an eye on it and come back if it changes. She didn't want to remove it a third time. However, I think it may be time to see a specialist for a second opinion. I don't want to have cancer let this thing just grow. I'm amazed so many people have similar bumps, but a little frustrated there seem to be no answers.
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replied August 17th, 2009
I was at the doctor a few weeks ago and they asked me about a little bump on the roof of my mouth but i had no idea what they were talking about so they said they would record it and see if it was there next time. Days later i realized what they were talking about as I could feel it withmy tounge and realized that this bump has been there for a long time but i always thought nothing of it because it doesnt hurt and its tiny I can just feel it with my tounge. So its been a month at least, maybe 2 since that appt. and its still there and im starting to worry. Should I go back to my dentist or just go straight to a specialist?
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replied October 21st, 2009
Bump on roof of mouth
i have a bump on the roof of my mouth aswell its smack bang in the middle and quiet hard but not far away from my teeth it comes and goes it only hurts when i push it with my tounge i asked my mom what it was she said she gets it somtimes when shes been sucking on sweets or had chewing gum i dont know what to think but she refuses to take me to the dentist please try and explain this to me
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replied May 23rd, 2013
I have the exact same thing right now every time I chew or push on it with my tounge it hurts.
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replied November 11th, 2009
I have a lump in the roof of my mouth, It feels hard but once in a while it seems to be a little tender. It is on the right side and is sore to touch it with my tongue and it hurts to suck through a straw or anything like that. I am worried, If anyone has any answers like maybe if you've had this problem and went to the doctor and could tell what the doctor said that would help me out a whole lot, Thank you for reading this and I hope to get a reply ASAP
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replied November 24th, 2009
bump on the roof of my mouth
I'm seventeen, F, USA, almost eighteen and I have a very small bump on the roof of my mouth. I would definitely call it a bump, not a lump. I first noticed it a few months ago, but I haven't thought much of it. It's completely painless, and I can apply a lot of pressure to it (which is usually painlses to do) and some basically tasteless pusslike stuff comes out, then the roof of my mouth will be totally smooth (as if it were never there)until like the next day, and then it comes back. For a while I was having fun getting to pop it every day. I'm not too worried about it, and I haven't mentioned it to my dentist/doctor. I doubt if he'd even be able to see it. I haven't tried to look at it, but I can only feel it with my tongue. When I try to feel it with my fingers, I can barely tell it's there. Oh, I forgot to mention: About a month ago I finally decided to actually puncture the bump (with the lead of a mechanical pencil. Don't judge me! Btw, it was practically painless) and it went away entirely for several days, and now it's still there, but even smaller. Barely noticeable. I don't think I'd be able to pop it now if I tried. Anyone have similar experiences? Should I be worried?

oh yeah, I've smoked like a pack a cigarettes a week give or take since I was sixteen, and I smoke weed pretty regularly (a couple times a day about half the week, then not at all the other half.), usually out of a bong/hookah/vaporiser, not a joint or a pipe. I also drink a couple of times a month. I doubt this has anything to do with it, just trying to be thorough.
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replied December 13th, 2009
bump like blister on roof of mouth
i have a similar thing .. a blister like bump on the roof of my mouth.n my lypmh gland is swoollen. i first thort that i had just burnt my mouth or it was a ulcer but it has not gone away yet .. n also in the morning i have sunus problems n my front teeth were starting to ache .. iam goin to the doctor.. as it is very annoying n getting larger.. i just wondering if it cld be a abcesses ..or a infection of sum sort but i havent heard of getting them on the roof of the mouth.. can any one help w this
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replied January 17th, 2010
cristaberry, I have an identical situation to yours. I have had the bump removed 3 times, and am now going for a CT scan of my mouth. The biopsies of the times my sore was cut out showed "infected tissue". If you read this post, please give an update of your situation. Thank you. Replies from anyone who has had success with solving this problem is appreciated.
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