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Monday, October 5, 2015
Dark spot on roof of mouth
I Have had a dark spot on the roof of my mouth for couple months now, just wondering if I should have it looked at and what you thought might cause this
While most dark spots in the mouth are harmless, we rarely see a very serious tumor of pigment-producing cells called melanoma. Even though it is rare, when it does occur, the usual location is the roof of the mouth (specifically, the hard palate). It would be a good idea to have this spot examined by an oral pathologist so a determination can be made as to whether a biopsy is necessary.
Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University