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Lump on upper palate, swelling, pain radiating to tooth. Should I visit a dentist?

I have a lump on the upper palate , I think I had it because I ate this hard biscuit that hits that spot. But the lump ocurred after 2 or 3 days. The pain was bearable but it radiates, and I felt like the tooth near it hurts too. I think it got a bigger than yesterday. The pain goes on so, I bought mefenamic acid for the pain and swelling . Should I visit a doctor or a dentist?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

As you c/o pain in upper tooth,chance of decay/fracture associted with the tooth can cause such lump on hard palate.

The medicines will just relieve the pain temporarily.
The tooth has to be restored or root canal treated .
The lump has to be drained and curetted through access opening.
I would suggest you to visit a dentist soon.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Lump on the roof of the mouth is because of reaction to the trauma caused 2-3 days back .
it can also be because of blockage in the minor salivary gland or vessicle .

Visit the dentist and get the checkup done .

Apply dologel or mucopain over the affected area .

Use saline water gargles 3-4 times daily .

Hope this helps out .

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Dentist Dr. Indu Thakur's  Response
hi, thanx for posting your query . first check whether the swelling is hard or soft. see the color , shape of the swelling. does it have any irregular borders or any bleeding. if so consult a oral surgeon or sometimes it might be a injury to salivary gland which results in swelling. the other reason might be a carious tooth in which infection is causing swelling.cosult a dentist get it thoroughly checked.
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