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ask: Strange Bump on the roof of my Mouth

By Anonymous

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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Anonymous

Use peroxide to clean out... When I get them, they go away... Make sure not to swallow any of the peroxide.... I use peroxide as mouthwash 1x week and the remaining days with regular mouthwash....

February 22, 2013 - 11:10am
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Anonymous

Yes I usually get these when I eat popcorn or certain chips and lemony stuff but its always the same spot in the roof of my mouth.

October 16, 2012 - 12:44am
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Anonymous

get an electric toothbrush and press it against the bump. It will tear it open and then you can clean it out with lots of water.
It will hurt for days then it will heal slow.

February 29, 2012 - 6:41pm
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Anonymous

You can get these bumps from certain foods that have a lot of ascid in them. As always, if you are worried about it . . . see a doctor.

January 5, 2012 - 3:06pm
misvives HERWriter Guide

Hi Anonymous,
Have you tried washing your mouth out with salt water or mouthwash? That seems to fix the issue most of the time as these occur if we cut open the top of our mouths from eating etc. As mentioned by Pat right above your post, please seek physician assistance if it bleeds, hurts, or lasts longer than one or two weeks.

Hope this helps. Keep us posted.
Missie

March 13, 2011 - 9:53am
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Anonymous

i have this now, i dont smoke and i dont drink alcohol, it randomly appeared and now im worried because i have had this for the last 3/4 days.

March 12, 2011 - 3:31pm
Pat Elliott

Anon - Here's when you need to worry about mouth bumps:
* if they get bigger
* if they bleed
* if they last longer than one or two weeks
* if they are painful
Hopefully yours will go away soon, but if not, please seek care. Pat

May 9, 2010 - 5:07pm
misvives HERWriter Guide

Hi Anonymous,

I had one of those before and it probably is nothing to worry about. I actually cut the roof of my mouth eating something hard and next thing I knew, there was a zit looking thing there. Wash your mouth out with mouthwash and/or salt water at least six times a day and it should be gone in a couple days. If not, they go make an appointment with your Dentist.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

April 24, 2010 - 8:26am
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Anonymous (reply to misvives)

Thank you for that suggestion because I have an odd bump
and I've been looking into it and a lot of people keep throwing around the word cancer, a little mouthwash/salt-water sounds a tad bit better seeing how I'm not a smoker, I just hope it goes away soon!

May 9, 2010 - 4:47pm
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Anonymous

Thanks for the information. I am a smoker but I looked at the pictures from this website that was pretty unhelpful since there are no zit like pictures as I have but might be helpful to others http://www.doctorspiller.com/sores_lumps_bumps.htm.

I could never be a Dentist looking at some of these things. Anyhow, thanks for trying. I will keep you updated. Maybe it was just something that I ate that caused the zit. Who knows!

April 23, 2010 - 8:19am
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