Most lumps and bumps in the mouth tend to be harmless, however, if you notice one while cleaning your teeth, it’s important to get it checked out:

– Your dentist or doctor can assess the bump to make sure it is not a sign of oral cancer.

– The bump may be caused by a yeast or viral infection, a benign growth or even an extra tooth!

– Bumps can also be caused by burns such as eating too hot food, irritation by dentures

“A bump on the roof of the mouth can be worrisome, especially if it does not go away quickly.”

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