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Bump on hard palate. What should I do?

Hi I believe I am a hypochondriac who constantly checks for things especially in my mouth. And Im writing this because I believe I saw a tiny bump on my hard palate but when I would feel it with my finger it felt like nothing so for the past few days I ve been continuing to check it and I scratched it so now I believe I made it worse. What should I do
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Don't let any lesions go unnoticed. I suggest you to visit the dentist and get a biopsy done. There are chances that you traumatized the midline of the palate. There is bone in the midline to hard palate called torus and due to trauma it becomes enlarge and is painful. So to get the exact diagnosis kinldy visit the dentist and get an x-ray and biopsy done....and don't poke the area..
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would suggest you to ask you is that bump painful??
the bony feeling you are mentioning can be bony over-growth known as palatine torus....its nothing to worry can be left there as it is or you can get it surgically excised.

you didn't mentioned about the pain....well if you are not experiencing any pain then it can be due trauma.

whats your dentition status...i mean to ask are all your teeth erupted....if not then it may be any cyst related to impacted tooth.

Get biopsy done if still problem persists.Consult your dentist for further query.

Take Care
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there

thanx for the query

firstly never poke any lesion with unclean hands or any unsterilized instrument or pin that it gets infected and lead to further complications.

visit a dentist to ensure its exact diagnosis. some time we have normal boney outgrowth in some people in palate region called as torous which could be surgically excised.

or it could be site of any of your impacted tooth (if any) on your palate region.


Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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