Sometimes people see bumps developing on the roof of their mouth (the palate). These bumps may be small or large, but it is not necessary for them to be infected at all times. Depending on the reason for their formation, these bumps can be open or closed. However, they can be very painful especially when hot or spicy food comes into contact with them.
Symptoms of Bumps on the roof of the mouth
Sometimes, bumps start forming as small pimples and then they grow into a large or open sore in the mouth. In other cases, small pimples grow into large, tough, and painful bumps. Depending on the reason behind their cause, bumps can be red, white, with open sores or pus-filled. Bumps are often associated with,
- Soreness along with bleeding
- They may be filled with pus or blood.
- If the bump is infected they may secret yellow or green pus.
Causes of the bumps on the roof of the mouth
When it comes to bumps on the roof of the mouth, there can be a lot of different causes too for them to be there. Some of the most common ones have been listed below.
- Incisive papilla refers to a condition in which bumps are formed on the palate exactly behind the teeth. They are more common than the rest of the types. They may be enlarged and filled with fluid. However, this condition is not a serious one and it usually goes away after some time.
- Smoking can cause a number of problems including the bumps in the mouth. People who smoke cigars or use pipes may develop a condition called smoker’s palate or nicotine stomatitis. These bumps are white with a red depression in the center and appear on the palate.
- If there is poor dental hygiene, the excess of plaque and calculus can cause your gums to swell on the upper jaw. This swelling appears as a large bump on the palate.
- Mucocele is another condition that causes bumps on the roof of the mouth. In this condition, the bump may look like a cyst. This occurs when salivary glands are blocked and may lead to the development of soft, painless bump that is pearly or pliable in color.
- Torus palatinus is a condition characterized by a born like protrusion on the palate. Such growths are not harmful. But these may grow larger with time.
- Bumps may also develop due to mouth ulcers that develop because of anxiety, stress, spicy foods, or hormonal fluctuations.. These appear as oval sores everywhere inside your mouth. Mouth ulcers can develop on lips and cheeks as well but mostly the roof of the month is affected. The bumps due to ulcers can be very painful if they come in contact with food or tongue.
- A Canker sore is referred to a small bump or a lesion on the soft tissue on the palate of the mouth. These can develop on gums as well. They are very painful if they come into contact with food or tongue. They notify their victim before developing by producing tingling, prickling and burning sensations on the spot where they will be appearing. After a day or two, they show themselves as white, yellow or gray bumps with redness around the border.
- Allergies lead to the development of itchy bumps in the mouth. These allergies result from medications, vaccinations or different types of foods.
BUMP ON THE ROOF OF MOUTH SINUS INFECTION
As it’s discussed before, the bumps can develop due to a number of different reasons. A lot of infections lead to the formation of bumps. These infections can be because of cancer, tooth decays, bacteria, or viral infections which have the symptoms like swelling, irritation, discomfort, and pain. Bacteria do not lose a chance of taking advantage of broken skin where they enter the wound and cause infection which can be seen by the bump growing in size.
Different studies have revealed that the infectious gums due to a decaying tooth can cause pus-filled bumps with inflammation in the affected area A clear sign of bacterial infection is Abscess on the roof of the mouth. Some infections causing abscesses should be treated before they start spreading. If you notice a painful lump on the hard palate near your teeth, make sure you get it checked by your dentist immediately.