Red lump on roof of mouth


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I have a small, hard, red bump on the roof of my mouth towards the back which seems to sometimes be more noticeable than others. What could cause this? Anyone know what it is? I've had it for approx. 6 weeks now.

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Dr M

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Good day

It might be a swollen minor salivary gland. It is strange that it has been present for 6 weeks. Has it been similar in size or enlarging at all?
In rare cases it can form a minor salivary gland tumour. I think it would be best to see an oral surgeon, especially if it has been present for about 6 weeks, to evaluate any possibility of underlying pathology.
 
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Good day

It might be a swollen minor salivary gland. It is strange that it has been present for 6 weeks. Has it been similar in size or enlarging at all?
In rare cases it can form a minor salivary gland tumour. I think it would be best to see an oral surgeon, especially if it has been present for about 6 weeks, to evaluate any possibility of underlying pathology.
It's been the same size, haven't noticed any changes in size or appearance. I've noticed my mouth is more dry than usual lately but not sure if that's related or not. Unfortunately I breathe through my mouth a lot without realising so I just assumed that was why.

I'm booked in to see someone about it in a few days. Thanks for your response!
 
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It's been the same size, haven't noticed any changes in size or appearance. I've noticed my mouth is more dry than usual lately but not sure if that's related or not. Unfortunately I breathe through my mouth a lot without realising so I just assumed that was why.

I'm booked in to see someone about it in a few days. Thanks for your response!


I have something similar..... have you figured out what it is!? Thank you..
 
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Any normal ulcer in the mouth caused by trauma, should heal within 2 weeks. Rinse with a chlorhexidine mouthrinse, or luke-warm salt water. If it doesn't disappear, book an appointment with your dentist.
 

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