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Lump in the roof of mouth. Feels like cartilage. Swollen sinus affected by phlegm?

There is a small lump on the roof of my mouth. It has been there for 3 days. it is small in circumference but sticks out a bit. like a tiny ball is stuck underneath the skin. It is located about a half inch from my last molar. It feels like a firm piece of cartilage because its not squishy but can be pushed and wiggled a bit. It doesn t hurt unless I put pressure on it. It is just very annoying. I had a cold about 3 and a half weeks ago and I am still having flem in the morning. Could this be a swollen sinus that is affected by the daily flem?
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
The history given suggests it may be a salivary duct obstruction known as sialolithiasis it pains only on applying presure on to it. Usually sialolithiasis occurs in the floor of the mouth involving submandibular duct obstruction but presents with pain and swelling of the gland . It could be because of any infection caused by trauma in that area.
I would advice you to see your dentist to rule out the exact cause for the formation of lump in the palatal area.
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome,
Sinus swelling and infection is usually not seen on the roof of the mouth. Palatal swelling near the molar area can be due to some infection in the adjacent teeth or periodontal tissue. Infection in the molar or premolar area or formation of abscess either tooth related or periodontal abscess may drain in the palatal area.
The lump can be cystic as well . Exact diagnosis can be done only after clinical examination.
i suggest you to visit a dentist and get the clinical evaluation done . you can get an OPG radiograph which shows the extent and severity of the palatal lump accordingly enucleation of the cyst or drainage can be done. i hope this helps you , take care.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
acc. to your symptoms you are presenting here this does not seems to be a swollen sinus, because of its location, but more it looks like a minor salivary gland obstruction.
you have to visit your dentist for further clinical & radiographic assistance because further comments can be added only after that.
till than maintain good hygiene, do betadine rinses & don't worry.
thanks & take care
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Aj's  Response
This limp can be a cyst due to aadjacent rotten molar tooth therefore you must get it sdiagnosed even if it does'nt pain.
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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