Should a Bony Growth on the Roof of Your Mouth Cause You to Worry?
Posted on 11/8/2021 by office
Naturally, your mouth is very sensitive. Your tongue picks up even the tiniest changes. A tiny ulcer under your tongue, small chips, and a bony growth on the roof of your mouth are easy to identify from healthy tissues around them. While body growths might not be a cause of alarm, it is important to come in for further checks.
Understanding Bony Growths
Anytime you notice bony growths in the roof of your mouth (the palate), it should have your attention. In most cases, such abnormalities don't happen overnight. Given that a majority of your mouth is a bony structure covered by a hard mucosa layer, it is less likely to develop bumps or swelling. For that reason, you should be concerned when you notice any bony growths on the roof of your mouth.
There are several causes of bony growth in your mouth. One of them is canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers. These are temporary sores that form anywhere in your mouth. The sores tend to be flat and tender when fresh. However, they turn white when about to heal. If inflamed, canker sores may appear raised and will be detected by your tongue. While bony growths mainly appear on that roof of your mouth, canker sores can be noticed on the cheeks and lips. You could develop such sores due to irritation on parts of your mouth. For instance, it can be the braces rubbing against your cheeks.
Protecting your mouth against the effects of bony growths is very important. This is why you need to come in for checks immediately you notice them. They could be a sign of serious conditions like oral cancer that need professional treatment. They could also be a sign of TMD infections. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on the risks of bony growth.
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