There are many potential reasons for a bump forming on the roof of the mouth. Most bumps are treatable or will go away, though others may need attention from a dentist or doctor.

Key takeaways:

– Canker sores or minor burns to the mouth can blister and produce bumps, though they normally heal themselves.

– A hard lump on the roof of the mouth could be an extra bone growth known as Torus palatinus, which is benign.

– If sores do not heal or a bump shows no sign of healing after two weeks, it is vital to consult a doctor.

“Although rare, a bump in the top of the mouth may be an extra tooth. People with hyperdontia grow too many teeth.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.