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Strange Bump on the roof of my Mouth

By Anonymous April 23, 2010 - 7:25am
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Can someone help me?

For two days, I had this strange bump on the roof of my mouth (hard palate). Since it started to hurt, I started to research what it might be and when I touched it to feel if it was hard, it popped like a zit. The only thing that came out of it was pure white (not clear) just as if you popped a zit on your face.

So now that I have popped this unknown bump, I am afraid of what in the world it is. It is still very sore but less annoying as it is no longer a big as it was. I would guess it was about the size of a medium zit on your face to compare.

Can anyone help me? I looked up several dental sites but merely mention Mucoceles but these are painless and this one random bump is very painful and clearly zit-like.

Any ideas?

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Can be herpes. It shows also inside mouth and throat. Alcohol, salty or acidy foods, mcuh smoking, etc makes one appear also in the same spot in my mouth. I'll see what's the desntist's oppinion.

December 10, 2015 - 7:34am
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It could be an infection in the mouth spreading, and you may need a root canal. I got a very sore bump in the roof of my mouth along with painful teeth, so I went to my dentist. I had a root canal done but it was never quite finished. My appointment to get it finished has been delayed several times and the bump is back in the same place so I am going back to my dentist.

August 11, 2015 - 9:25pm
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My orthodontist told me it was an irratated bump. I have an overbite and when you chew really hard, the roof of your mouth gets irratated.

June 8, 2015 - 8:47am
EmpowHER Guest

Could be SSC. I would see an oral surgeon ASAP!!!

March 26, 2015 - 4:48pm
EmpowHER Guest

I have the same thing. I have no idea what to do. I also have braces.

March 22, 2015 - 11:18am
EmpowHER Guest

I have the same type of bump that you are talking about. I have scratched mine off really hard a couple times but it always come back in exactly the same spot. This time I have left it alone and it's getting bigger. Thinking it's time to ask the dr b

March 13, 2015 - 4:02am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Just got back from dentist who looked at bump for me. My scenario is identical to yours. The bump breaks, letting out some pus and a little blood, is gone for a few days to a week and then comes back in the exact same spot. The dentist said it was unrelated to a dental issue and encouraged me to see an ENT. Made appointment today. Will update this post after that visit.

April 16, 2015 - 3:22pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

May be a ranula.

March 14, 2015 - 10:31pm
EmpowHER Guest

I get them too. But I smoke and it's the gland swelling from the heat of the smoke and it get inflamed when irritated.

February 12, 2015 - 10:40am
EmpowHER Guest

My dentist applied DEBACTEROL on it.

October 13, 2014 - 8:37pm
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