Hi, We can't give you a diagnosis or medical advice over the internet, but it could be that you just have enlarged taste buds as you suggested or maybe "lie bumps". This slideshow on top mouth problems has a photo of "lie bumps" on slide 17 that you can compare to the bumps you are seeing in your mouth. Do you have any other symptoms that make you think there are more? Do you have a history of smoking or any medical condition? The best way to determine what the bumps are, if they don't disappear soon or if they are causing you pain, would be to see your doctor or a dentist for evaluation. Please let us know what you find!View Thread
I think that your appointment with your dentist is certainly the best way to get a proper diagnosis. You are right that there are many different things that your symptoms could point to, and an in-person exam with a medical professional should give you answers.
Is it possible that what you are experiencing is oral thrush? Some of the symptoms you describe sound similar. This article describes a common sign as "creamy white, slightly raised lesions in your mouth - usually on your tongue or inner cheeks, which may have a "cottage cheese" appearance and can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth." Just a thought as you prepare for your appointment.
I think it would be best to have it looked at by a doctor to determine if any medical treatment is needed. For the most part, a torn frenulum will heal on it's own (as explained here ) but there are some cases where stitches are needed.View Thread
This article on mouth injuries says that a torn frenulum will usually heal without stitches. If the pain is still severe, or you feel it may need stitches or other medical attention, it would be a good idea to make an appointment to see your doctor. I hope that you are feeling better!View Thread
Here is some information on how to combat dry, chapped lips that might help -- it includes tips like staying hydrated, using a humidifier indoors and using lip balm very regularly. If you problem persists or none of the treatments seem to work at all, you should see a dermatologist to make sure that this chapping isn't a sign of a more serious problem. Hope these help!View Thread
Unfortunately, the only way to get a proper diagnosis is to see a medical professional to determine exactly what this growth is. I know seeing a doctor is tough without insurance, but if these symptoms continue to happen, I think that it would be best to do so in order to get some answers. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
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