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Small lump inside mouth, hurts only on pushing, no discoloration. What could it be?

I have a small lump on the inside of my mouth between my bottom lip and teeth at the floor of my mouth, on the right, about 3 teeth up from the back. I ve had it for about a week or so now that I ve noticed. It only hurts when i push on it, and there is no discoloration as all i can see are veins when i try to look. what could it be?
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Small lump inside the mouth which is not painful can be a salivary gland swelling, mucocele,
Inflammation of the salivary gland due to bacterial and viral infections can lead to such lesions.

Other than this it can be due to vitamin deficiency, tobacco use, smoking, low immunity, viral infection like herpes.

Apart from this it can be a cold sore or an ulceration,or even lesion arrising from an infected tooth draining its abscess in the area.

I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical examination done by the Dentist and if necessary take x-ray.
Avoid eating of hot spicy food for some days.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

According to your history i suspect you have developed lesion on the floor of the mouth which may be caused by obstuction of minor salivary glands or SUBLINGUAL glands .

Such cystic lesion is called RANULA.

It is a swelling of the salivary gland duct on the floor of the mouth underneath the tongue because of trauma,stone,blocked salivary duct.

So i will suggest you please visit to and oral surgeon as soon as possible and get the thorough examination done and take a proper treatment.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,
The lump may be arised due to-
Periodontal infection due to gum infection.
Periapical infection due to dental caries.
Get clinical evaluation by your dentist.
Get thorough scaling done.
If there is periapical infection,root canal treatment is indicated.
Pus if present,has to be drained out completely.
Always rinse your mouth after every meals.
Use soft-bristled toothbrush and clean your teeth in back-forth,up-down motion.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
The problem you have mentioned seems to be a Mucocele which is a cystic lesion occuring due to trauma of the lips by biting of the teeth. It could also could be a gum boil due to an infection of a tooth. Pl get your self examined by a dentist to determine the problem at the earliest.

Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
It could be a few things, based on the information given, it could be a mucocele (a benign cyst) or it could be an abscess that has not worked its way through the tissue and reptured. Either way, you should go to your dentist to be evaluated for possible signs of infection.


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Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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