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Lump on left side of hard palate, pain on swallowing, putting pressure. Causes and treatment?

The left side of my hard palate has a lump. it about 1 to 2cm in each direction and has been there and painful for about 3 weeks, although it is only painful when i swallow or i put pressure on it. it isn t very visible when looking in the mirror however can easily be noticed with the tongue and finger . what are the different possibilities that it could be?
Asked On : Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
There are different conditions that could have description.Sometimes it sounds like one or both oh front teeth may be infected.An x-ray would easily show this.If that is case you need to be on antibiotics and or painkillers until the infection goes down and pain gets better.Another condition is mucocele,is a salivary cyst.It originated from a ruptured small salivary gland which are located in several areas of mouth, one of them being palate.Some mucocele spontaneosly resolve on their own after a short time. Others are chronic and require surgical removed.Shallow may burst;while deeper mucoceles became sore and painful.I would advice you to visit your dentist to identify the problem and treat it accordingly.

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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Sudhir's  Response

Most likely possibility in this case is a abscess or focal soft tissue edema/cellulitis.

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