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White, raised, soft bump on roof of mouth. What is this?

I have a white round raised soft bump on the roof of my mouth where the space between my front teeth meet the roof of my mouth. My dentist looked at it and said he didn t know what it was but he ruled out cancer, absessed tooth and a blocked duct. I do not have insurance and can not afford a dental surgeon. What is this and is it dangerous. Thank you, Dan
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Hi Dan,
Sometimes if while eating something sharp gets lodged in gums or palate hurting/injuring that area it causes blanching of the tissues resulting in a white bump. The area you have mentioned already has a small bump anatomicaly called incisive papilla from where nerves and vessels an injury may have drawn your attention to it. this condition is reversible and is not dangerous at all. As your dentist has ruled out cancer, abcess and a blocked duct then you should just wait and watch the area for any changes. If you do smoke then please stop till you are sure that the area has reverted to normal. If any changes occur i strongly recommend you to re visit your dentist.
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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