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It turned out to be cancerous and I had to have the lump surgically removed. It turned out that under the skin, where I couldn’t feel it, the lump was about the size of a quarter. It was a slow growing type of cancer, which was a good thing since I kept putting off having it looked at. The oral surgeon had to go all the way down to the bone on the left side of the roof of my mouth. He had a special appliance made up ahead of time and I had to use that as a false roof of my mouth until it healed enough. It still hasn’t completely healed after eight months.

Coming from what I have been through in the last eight months, I would tell anyone that has a lump in their mouth that doesn’t hurt to get it looked at by an oral surgeon, not by your normal dentist and don’t wait over a year like I did. What they will probably do is a biopsy (they will cut a very small piece of the bump and send it to a lab to have it tested to find out exactly what it is).

I had gone to my regular dentist for check ups and when I had him look at it the first time he gave me a list of things, "it could be this, or it could be that" then at the very end he patted my arm and said "i don’t want to scare you but it could be cancerous" but he said it in such a way that I didn’t feel concerned at all.

I also had a lump on the top of my mouth. This is the second time I’ve had one. The first one was several years ago. It was painful and easily irritated, but after several months it "scratched" open and a small piece of bone fragment came through…at least that’s what I was determined it was. My mom said that there was no way, that it had to have been something that hard that I ate that got jammed into the skin. Well it’s been several years and yet again I have faced the same situation. It started as a small lump that was painful. I scratched at it and it seemed to pop, like a blood sore, or blister. After a few days I noticed that the sore no longer hurt, but I could feel bone. (I know this sound disgusting…and believe me, I do have good dental hygiene and what everyone calls "perfect teeth"). Today I scratched at the bump once again and a small chunk of bone came through. There is a hole now in the roof of my mouth, but it no longer hurts…

I know I need to see my dentist and try to figure out what is going on, but it’s truly a pain when you are dealing with the VA and have to go to your primary care provider just to get a referal to see your dentist. That’s a lot of time off work and I would like to see if anyone else has had this problem and might have an answer first.

I have had a bump on the right side of the roof of my mouth for some time now. Noticed it a little less than a year ago. It would come and go — kind of like a pimple. Small, not painful, but annoying. Popped it a couple of times (thought it was an infection), and got clear, slightly sticky liquid. Dentist didn’t know what it was, but referred me to an oral surgeon. Oral surgeon chastised me for popping it, then removed it with a biopsy, and said "these things almost never come back". Pathology report said it was an infected saliva gland. Four weeks later, the bump was back — firmer and a little larger. Oral surgeon was suprised, and removed it again, taking tissue "up to the bone". Four weeks later — guess what, it’s back. Just got pathology report again. Different diagnosis this time — a benign, fibrous tumor. Oral surgeon says progression usually isn’t cancerous for this type of growth but to keep an eye on it and come back if it changes. She didn’t want to remove it a third time. However, I think it may be time to see a specialist for a second opinion. I don’t want to have cancer let this thing just grow. I’m amazed so many people have similar bumps, but a little frustrated there seem to be no answers.

I’m seventeen, F, USA, almost eighteen and I have a very small bump on the roof of my mouth. I would definitely call it a bump, not a lump. I first noticed it a few months ago, but I haven’t thought much of it. It’s completely painless, and I can apply a lot of pressure to it (which is usually painlses to do) and some basically tasteless pusslike stuff comes out, then the roof of my mouth will be totally smooth (as if it were never there)until like the next day, and then it comes back. For a while I was having fun getting to pop it every day. I’m not too worried about it, and I haven’t mentioned it to my dentist/doctor. I doubt if he’d even be able to see it. I haven’t tried to look at it, but I can only feel it with my tongue. When I try to feel it with my fingers, I can barely tell it’s there. Oh, I forgot to mention: About a month ago I finally decided to actually puncture the bump (with the lead of a mechanical pencil. Don’t judge me! Btw, it was practically painless) and it went away entirely for several days, and now it’s still there, but even smaller. Barely noticeable. I don’t think I’d be able to pop it now if I tried. Anyone have similar experiences? Should I be worried?

oh yeah, I’ve smoked like a pack a cigarettes a week give or take since I was sixteen, and I smoke weed pretty regularly (a couple times a day about half the week, then not at all the other half.), usually out of a bong/hookah/vaporiser, not a joint or a pipe. I also drink a couple of times a month. I doubt this has anything to do with it, just trying to be thorough.