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ask: Strange Bump on the roof of my Mouth

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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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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)

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
EmpowHER Guest

It could be a staph infection. I've had them on my (on and off) on my skin for the last year and just a couple of days ago i developed what sounds to be exactly what you described. I know it's possible to get them in your mouth although this is the first time its happened to me. Look up staph infection of mouth on google images.

October 6, 2014 - 7:12am
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I had the same thing when I had a sinus infection. It was a way of draining itself I guess. It was very swollen and PAINFUL. I sucked on some ice to help with the swelling (that was a relief!) so it went down to a medium size and then popped when I went to the dentist (they took xrays and the plastic hard corner pinched it) But the days before it were AWFUL I thought I had a tooth problem but it was a sinus infection. My dentist prescribed me some antibiotics (a Zpac) and it went away after about a week.

July 29, 2014 - 12:10pm

It's better to visit your dentist

May 7, 2014 - 8:48pm
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Anonymous (reply to garymoore)

Ar you for real? Ask your dentist???????????????
You call that an answer??? Why dont you watch TV rather that looking at the questions on this website??????

March 4, 2015 - 7:12pm
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