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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Bumps in mouth

03/30/2009

Question:

WHAT DOES BUMPS IN YOUR MOUTN MEAN WHENT THEY ARE ON YOUR CHEEKS  COULD I HAVE SHYPLISIS

Answer:

Bumps on your cheeks can be from several things. You did not give me much information. Lesions from syphilis usually are found on the lips and tongue rather than the cheeks. The lesions from syphilis are ulcerative but typically painless.

From your description, these bumps are not likely to be from syphilis. If you feel that you may be at risk for having syphilis, visit your doctor and discuss it with him or her. To determine the cause of the bumps, visit your dentist.

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Response by:

D Stanley Sharples, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University