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Originally posted by watchitburn
Probably a giant mama spider laid an egg sack in the roof of your mouth.
I've seen it happen in movies so it must be true.
Seriously, I don't know. I would try going to a dentist. They can X-ray it at least.edit on 2-10-2012 by watchitburn because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Samuelis
reply to post by TDawgRex
Could it be a Mucoceles Lump?
They are usually caused by blockages in the salivary glands. Bacterial infections usually result from a blockage (such as salivary duct stones) or poor oral hygiene. They can be seen in people who are dehydrated and in the hospital.
Practice good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth and flossing thoroughly at least twice per day may help with healing and prevent an infection. If you are a smoker, stop smoking to help with recovery. Warm salt water rinses (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water) may be soothing and keep the mouth moist.
Drink lots of water and use sugar-free lemon drops to increase the flow of saliva and reduce swelling. Massaging the gland with heat may help.
But I'd keep it if I were you, you never know when you might need some tartar sauce with your chips.
Originally posted by 1MrMarc
Try gargling warm salt water and swish it around then rub some salt on it. It worked for me when I a big canker sore on the roof of my mouth. [/quote
Also, good ole Baking Soda. Mix it in warm water (with the salt even) and gargle, swish as needed. Make a "paste" of baking soda and water and coat it so it can penetrate. Let it stay on as long as possible, then swish with water and spit it out.
Also, 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda in a glass of water, 3 times a day. It fixes the pH of your blood to perfection, which inhibits growths, and as an added bonus makes you feel instantly awake, alert and energetic.
Look it up, cool stuff that... and Big Pharma does NOT want you to know that this 80-cent box of kitchen essentials is also a true wonder-drug!
Originally posted by ItsEvolutionBaby
Just stopped by to say had it recur same place as yours, a few times, a few years back.
Went to my dentist, who had seen it before - lanced it, hurt like hell but the relief from the pressure was a godsend.
I recall he sent what he scraped for a biopsy - he may have even made reference to the "c" word. He said it was draining from an infected tooth, but I had no infected teeth at the time.
It came back 3 times, drained on its own once - yah how gross was that taste-- I drained it the 2nd time (sterile sewing needle) and the dentist drained it the 3rd time.
My tongue is automatically checking right now for the lump that has never returned, as it still does about 10X/day... body parts checkin' out how the other body parts are doin'...
My empathies with the pain and the pressure. It was something else-- especially when you're not sure whats causing it exactly.
All the best to you, get that relief back soon!