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Excess skin on inside cheeks and small white bumps

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Posted by: Needhelp  (8 years ago)
Back in Sep last year, noticed some small white bumps on inside of cheek. They feel rough when I run my tongue over them. There is no pain. It does not feel irritated. Also noticed since then that I have developed excess skin on the inside of my mouth, by the corners of my mouth, so that the mucosa is right on the front part of my lower teeth. I have this on both sides of my cheek. The extra skin start from the corner of my mouth (inside) and extends to where my canines are. I have shown this to my dentist in November and he said "he has seen this before" but did not offer any answer. I've searched on the net and think bumps could be fordyce granules. But I don't know that the excess skin is. Help? I had lip issues develop in December and was diagnosed recently with staph aureus on lips. I have since taken Rx for it and my derma said I am ok.
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Posted by: ShortsE  (8 years ago)
Is this what is occuring?

http://i.imgur.com/qUgkx.jpg
Cause I don't think Fordyce Grandules must be causing it.
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Back in Sep last year, noticed some small white bumps on inside of cheek. They feel rough when I run my tongue over them. There is no pain. It does not feel irritated. Also noticed since then that I have developed excess skin on the inside of my mouth, by the corners of my mouth, so that the mucosa is right on the front part of my lower teeth. I have this on both sides of my cheek. The extra skin start from the corner of my mouth (inside) and extends to where my canines are. I have shown this to my dentist in November and he said "he has seen this before" but did not offer any answer. I've searched on the net and think bumps could be fordyce granules. But I don't know that the excess skin is. Help? I had lip issues develop in December and was diagnosed recently with staph aureus on lips. I have since taken Rx for it and my derma said I am ok.

dear patient,
if this is a linear elevation then no need to worry. it is a common finding occurs due to occlusal pressure from facial surface of teeth. no need of any treatment if not hurting....
Dr.Mudita Barnawal
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: Needhelp  (8 years ago)
Thank you for your response. It does have a linear elevation to it and when my mouth is just but slightly open, it almost has a flat top appearance to it, which makes my lips look fuller than usual. When I do open my mouth wide, the flat top disappears and retains a bit of a bulge (not flat). Wondering what would cause this to appear now. Have not had new dental procedures or equipments. Have also been noticing some nerve/muscle twitches around the mouth/lip area but my derma says that could be from my shingles (on my face) I had last April.
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Thank you for your response. It does have a linear elevation to it and when my mouth is just but slightly open, it almost has a flat top appearance to it, which makes my lips look fuller than usual. When I do open my mouth wide, the flat top disappears and retains a bit of a bulge (not flat). Wondering what would cause this to appear now. Have not had new dental procedures or equipments. Have also been noticing some nerve/muscle twitches around the mouth/lip area but my derma says that could be from my shingles (on my face) I had last April.

most welcome....itz a chronic condition n u noticed late because of your other prob near your lip nothng else...newys no worries its only because of occlusal pressure as i mentioned above or you can say cheek biting ...
Dr.Mudita Barnawal
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: Needhelp  (8 years ago)
Is this what is occuring?

http://i.imgur.com/qUgkx.jpg
Cause I don't think Fordyce Grandules must be causing it.


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