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Dr. Katz, Dentist - DDS
Category: Dental
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Experience:  Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 37 years.Anesthesiology Fellow-Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Evaluator for Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
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My name is***** live in Destin, Florida. I'm

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My name is***** live in Destin, Florida. I'm 40 years old and I recently saw my primary physician and she told me that she saw a bump on the inner roof of my mouth. I do not smoke. I have an appointment with my dentist next month and he can give me some more details about it. But, what do you think it could be?
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Customer: Pearl, I believe it has been there for a long time. However, I never noticed it. Well, there is nothing that the dentist should really know, because I feel that I have pretty good dental hygiene. In addition, can you tell me how you think I got it in the first place? And, what can it be? What caused this? Will it go away on its own?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.
If this is a hard lump and is covered by pink looking gum tissue,this is nothing more than a maxillary or palatal tori.These are also referred to as exostoses.The are harmless masses of bone that require no treatment and are not pathological.They are common on all of the hard tissues of the mouth and vary in size and shape.Sometimes they need to be removed if they are interfering with denture placement.If not ,they are harmless,need no treatment and nothing to worry about.They do not just go away.They are just part of your body.They are not caused by anything but are normal variants of the boney tissues of the mouth.
Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.
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