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Bump in the roof of the mouth spreading. Could it be due to chewing tobacco or gum disease?

I think i have illergic reaction to chewing tabacco. i have a bump inside of the roof of my mouth and it comes and goes away i also am getting another bump undernieth my tooth l line on the top of my on the right side. is this spreading threw out my mouth. I quit using tabacco for 4 months and I only been chewing for 3 years. and this month started back up but I have had gum diesease for along time without chewing? All it is a bump and i can feel little white bumps on the side of my cheeck Im really scared to go to a doctor can u please help me and explain to me what this is
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hi and welcome,

Appereance of white or red bumps on the oral mucosa is seen due to several reasons ;

It can be a allergic reaction to certain food stuffs , deficiency or vitamins especially vitamin B 12 and vitamin C may lead to oral lesions.

Habits like tobacco chewing ,smoking and alcohol consumption may also lead to oral inflammation and lesion.

these bumps can be bening or malignant lesions but needs clinical evaluation before confirming.

Exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and pathological tests .

i would suggest you to consult and oral surgeon and get the evaluation done.

Meantime avoid tobacco chewing and other habits if any .

start with a multivitamin supplement course for 7 to 10days and maintain good oral hygiene to prevent infection.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bump at the roof of the mouth can be because of tooth infection , gum diseases or due to tobacco chewing.

You probably having infection in the upper tooth , this infection is causing pressure and swelling at the palate or it can be allergic reaction to something like tobocco that come in contact with the lining of your mouth.

You need to visit to Dentist get a checkup done ,
Take an OPG x-ray which will give the condition of the tooth and surrounding bone

Chewing tobocco causes many health hazards it can cause cancers of mouth , esophagus , pancreas.
White bumps on side of the cheek can be because of tobacco chewing , you need to get complete clinical evaluation of the mouth , quit tobacco chewing habit.

Get complete mouth scaling and polishing done.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Take vitamin suplements , drink lots of water.
Avoid eating hot and spicy foods.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
The bumps you are mentioning inside your mouth could be aphthous ulcers.These are benign ulcers and tabacco chewing is one of causes.Other common causes include spicy food and stress.There is nothing to worry,get youself examined by a physician or a dental surgeon.Stop chewing tabacco altogether as it can produce oral cancer in long run.
Hope this answers your question.
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