Lump in mouth.
I have searched the web with no luck for possible answers.
I have been having pain and soreness on the roof of the mouth. Looked in the mirror and seen a lump on the roof of the mouth. Small raw patch there too. Felt it and it was very hard. I have an appointment with rheumy and primary doc next week, thinking of asking them. I was hoping for an idea sooner, since appointments are late next week. I am a bit worried, but haven't told anyone about it.
Anyone know what it might be or where to look? I put chloraseptic strips on it to help numb it, but only short lived relief.
Thanks in advance.
Hi you..are you taking your folic acid with your MTX..helps prevents mouth sores/ulcers....
Mouth sores is a side effect of MTX...
Yes, one small mouth sore in the beginning of taking those meds keeps me in check. The raw patch is different than the mouth sores, hard to explain though. What concerns me is the lump. The roof of the mouth is arched, but a flat arch. There is a lump in the middle of the arch about the size of a gum ball, hard lump. Sore if you press, even lightly. Don't know when that occurred, just noticed last week. The sore feeling on the roof of the mouth has been for about 3 weeks I think. Just wondering if it is anything to be concerned about.
Try this site out CV...maybe you'll see yours in one of the snaps...
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Thinking of you Cheryl n hope it heals up soon.You have enough to deal with!!
Love n gentle hugs
Thanks you two.
Off to check out the site.
This is what I found, looks and sounds about right:
"A torus palatinus is a bone bump growing downward from the top of the palatal vault. It can be a single dense oval or consist of multiple rounded bony masses. Fortunately, the growth is made of normal bone and is benign. Many patients do not notice these slow growing outgrowths and become alarmed when they first see them. However, they are harmless.
A torus palatinus is often seen in patients who suffer with tooth grinding and is the body's way of supporting the increased stress. Doctors of Osteopathy believe that the palatal suture moves during chewing (pituitary pump) and stimulates the pituitary gland located a few inches above the palate. Regardless of why it's there, many patients are become concerned when they are made aware of this outgrowth.
If a patient needs dentures, the torus palatinus may interfere with the denture seal that keeps upper dentures sucked down. In these cases, the bone must be removed but, fortunately, it's a routine outpatient oral surgery procedure. It can be performed with regular local anaesthesia and takes about a hour. The bump is sectioned into about four areas and each section is removed one at a time."
I'm not sure if this is what it is, but one pic I seen looked almost exact. Maybe just coincident of a mouth sore happening to be there when I noticed. Was a little alarmed because the dentist never mentioned seeing anything (haven't seen him since november though). This apparently is slow growing, so not noticed until a certain size. Will show doc and see what is said. At least this puts my mind more at ease, thanks Oluwa.
Anyone else have a lump on the roof of your mouth? If so, ever find out what it was? Does the torus palatinus sound plausible? Hoping its nothing serious and trying not to fret over it.
Yes make sure you do tell the doctor Cheryl.I have ulcers and over past few years oh my my mouth has been so infected im amazed i still have teeth.But i get little ulcers at the top roof of my mouth,but the maxofaxial gave me mouthwash which seems to get rid of em.So no,no lumps as such.
Let me know how you get on.Thinking of you.
Thanks Amanda. Doing OK, nasty storms though. Trees were bending and we stayed in the closet for the worse bit. Got to love living in a tropical state, such fun.
I'm sure the lump is nothing, just trying to shut up that annoying nagging voice in the back of my mind. I tend to be a worrier, so sometimes my imagination gets away from me. Just thought I'd throw out that fishing line and reel it back in(lol).
Hope all is well with you and you are ok. I hope to remember to ask doc for that med, I always forget. I wrote it down once, but forgot it in my pocket. Maybe next time I'll remember.
Hugs and Love...............................CV