Bump On Roof Of Mouth

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BUMP ON ROOF OF MOUTH

Small bumps can develop on the roof of your lips throughout your life. Most bumps will heal in a few days. What happens if it doesn’t heal? Most bumps will go away by themselves or can be easily treated. There are cases when these bumps may be a sign of an underlying condition and need immediate treatment.

WHY DO BUMPS POINT?

Although they may all look like a small bump on your roof, many causes can vary in appearance. We often receive questions about bumps in our mouths. This list provides a quick description of some of the possible causes and a brief description of their types. Most cases will heal themselves in days, although some bumps may require medication. Sometimes, additional treatment may be necessary to address the underlying problem.

PHYSICAL INJURY

Red spots and sores on the roof of the mouth are most commonly caused by injuries such as cuts and burns. These injuries can be caused by drinking too hot liquids, poor-fitting dentures, irritating the soft tissue, a broken tooth, an uneven filling or brushing your teeth, and you may also have red spots or sores on the roof of the mouth. These injuries and any subsequent red spots or sores will disappear within a week. If the red spot continues to bleed or worsen, consult your dentist or doctor.

CANKER SORES

Canker sores, also known as aphthous or aphthous, are small, shallow lesions that develop in the mouth’s soft tissue. These lesions are typically yellow or white with a red border. They can be found at the base of your gum line or in the cheeks. They can also develop on your upper palate and roof of the mouth. They aren’t contagious and can be caused by minor injuries to the mouth, such as food sensitivities, stress, or hormonal shifts (e.g. during menstruation).

Canker sores can also be caused by certain conditions such as Crohn’s disease, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, or HIV. The typical canker sore will heal within one to two weeks. Canker sores that persist or become more frequent should be discussed with your dentist or doctor to rule out other conditions.

THROAT INFECTION

Strep throat is caused by Streptococcus bacteria and affects the throat, tonsils and tonsils. Strep can cause spots on the tonsils and roof of the mouth. You will experience symptoms such as a sore throat and pain when swallowing. You should see your doctor immediately if you suspect you have strep throat. The spots will disappear once you have treated the infection.

COLD SORES

Cold sores (or fever blisters) are caused by the herpes virus type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). These can be found on the lips but can also occur in the mouth. These cold sores can be contagious. Although there is no cure, medication can be used to control the symptoms. The sores are fluid-filled blisters which can burst and then ooze before eventually scabbing. These herpes lesions can last from a week to ten days.

HYPERDONTIA

Hyperdontia is a condition that causes a bump to appear on the roof of the mouth. Hyperdontia refers to excessive tooth development. They can grow in any curved area connecting the teeth to the jaw. These other teeth can be seen on dental x-rays and removed by tooth extraction.

TORUS PALATINUS

The bump on the roof of the mouth could indicate excess bone growth. It can occur at any age, and it can grow throughout your entire life. Treatment is unnecessary if it affects your ability to eat, drink, and talk.

MUCOCELES

A mucous cyst, also known as mucoceles or a mucous, is a clear, bluish, limp that may appear on your roof, lips, tongue or inside your cheeks. These cysts are caused by mucus buildup in the salivary gland openings and ducts. They can persist for several years but usually, dissolve within weeks. If they don’t dissolve or get larger, a dentist can remove them with cryotherapy, laser therapy, or surgery.

CANDIDIASIS

Candidiasis or oral thrush is a yeast infection caused primarily by Candida. The fungus is usually found in the digestive system and helps with digestion and gut health. The fungus can spread to the mouth through antibiotic use or infections. This can lead to red or white patches on your roof and mouth. It is possible to experience loss of taste, cottonmouth, or pain while eating and swallowing. Antifungal medication and treating any underlying causes of candidiasis are the best options.

SQUAMOUS PAPILLOMA

You may notice smooth, painless bumps that look like cauliflower. These lumps are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). These bumps are not cancerous, but HPV has been associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. Although squamous papilloma is usually harmless and heals quickly, it can still be a risk factor for cancer. Talk to your dentist or physician about the possibility of increased cancer risks.

ORAL CANCER

Oral cancer can manifest as lumps or oddly shaped tissue patches on the roof of your mouth. These lumps can appear suddenly and are usually white, grey or bright red. They can also bleed or open. These sores may not heal. See your dentist or doctor if you notice a bump not healing within two weeks. It is unlikely that the bump is cancerous. However, it is important to get it checked out and treated promptly. Soundview Family Dental also offers oral screenings as part of our routine dental examinations to detect oral cancer early.

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