What could be the cause of a lump in my cheek?Ear, Nose & Throat
Dear Doctor, while having dental scaling 2 weeks back, I found a very small movable lump in my mouth / cheek at the jaw line. There is also some itching & numbness in that cheek. Could you please tell me possible causes, and what test or examination may help me in that regard?
The inner part of your cheek in your mouth is called the buccal region. There are many possible lumps that can arise from that region.
However, given that the lump is mobile, it is likely the lump is deep to the lining of the inner cheek (buccal mucosa). Possible differential diagnosis include an enlarged lymph node, tumour from the minor salivary gland or cyst.
I would suggest a visit to an ENT Specialist for an assessment.
Hope this helps and all the best!
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