bumps on the roof of your mouth

Bumps On The Roof of Your Mouth?

If you have a bump on the roof of your mouth, you should consult your doctor or dentist. Here’s what can cause such oral bumps.

Potential causes:

– Canker sores, oral candidiasis, oral mucous cysts and cold sores from the herpes virus.

– Teeth inflicted injuries.

– Torus palatinus (extra bone growth), epstein pearls (bumps on baby’s mouth), hyperdontia (extra tooth growth) and squamous papilloma (painless, cauliflower-like bumps).

Bleeding and odd patches might be a sign of oral cancer.

See the doctor or dentist soon to avoid complications.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.