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Tiny hard lump



I have recently developed a tiny hard lump in my mouth. Is located on my lower gum behind my lower teeth, it is not in the bottom of my mouth, its up further. It gets sore if I feel it with my tongue. My dentist said it could be a stone in my salivary gland, but from what I`v read it doesn`t sound exactly like that either. He wants me to see an oral surgeon. What could this be?


It`s hard to guess at what this could be without seeing it or feeling it. Seeing an oral surgeon is the best way to determine what this lump may be.

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Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University