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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Bump on Floor of Mouth
Hi, within the last several weeks I have developed a small (about the size of a pinhead) but protruding bump on the floor of my mouth/base of my gums. It`s about a centimeter behind my front teeth, sort of where the frenulum attaches to the gum and slightly to the right. It`s painless but appears a little white. I don`t smoke and am a light drinker.
I already have an appointment scheduled with my dentist in a month, and of course I don`t expect to be diagnosed over the Internet, but how likely is it that oral cancer ever presents like that? I`m trying to decide whether or not I should get it checked sooner.
Thanks for you time.
If it is a stable lesion, your appointment with the dentist should be OK. If it progresses, please try to make your appointment earlier.
Enver Ozer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University