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What is the cause and remedy for hard and painful lump inside the mouth towards the cheek ?

I have a strange lump in my mouth on the upper right side. It is above the gumline towards my cheek . It hurts and feels hard. My dentist took an xray and it was not an infected tooth. Do you have any thoughts on what it could be and if it needs treatment. I am on Kelex right now for my cold and flu symptoms.
Asked On : Sat, 11 Feb 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Lumps seen in the oral cavity can be of various types .

They can be infective lesions related to tooth like periodontal abscess or gingival abscess draining in the oral cavity.

lumps are also formed due to bening or malignant swellings of the jaws .

cysts of the jaws , related to tooth or bone may also lead to swelling .

parotitis or parorid gland swelling may also form lump behind the upper jaw line.

exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and evaluation by taking radiographs.

i would suggest you to get and OPG radiograph done which will help in diagnosis and accordingly treatment can be planned .
consult an oral surgeon and get the examination done.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,
The hard and painful lump may be due to-
Periodontal infection.
I would suggest you to get deep scaling and root planning done.
The pus within the lump has to be drained and curetted.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice daily using soft-bristled toothbrush and dental floss.
Use Listerine mouthrinses to prevent bacterial accumulation.
Take plenty of fluids and nutritious food.
Vitamin becosules and folic acid tablets has to be taken.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
A lump in cheek or a bump on jawline may be caused by a number of conditions. A pea-sized lump may be cystic acne. A lump on jawline that can be moved easily could be a swollen lymph node or a calcium deposit. If the lump in cheek is anywhere else within the area, it could be an abscessed tooth or an infected swollen sinus cavity.
Visit the dentist and plan your treatment according to that.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Hard painful lump inside the cheek can be due to tooth infection, beningn neoplasms, allergies, due to wisdom tooth erruption, lymphomas, salivary gland swellings.
I would advise you to get a thorough clinical examination done by the Dentist take an x-ray of the tooth, treatment will be decided according to the diagnosis.
Take a complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear julie..,
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
Lump in the Upper right side.....may be..,
Sublingual , Submandibular lymphoma..,
Parotid and Ludwig's angina (muscle)..,
First evaluate the problem by...,
doing ESR, Ultra scan of Rt side mouth...
and other investigastions ok...consult good Surgeon..,
and go accordingly..,good luck..,
Answered: Sat, 11 Feb 2012
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