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Bumps on inner gums behind teeth infront of gums
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Bumps on inner gums behind teeth infront of gums

Several months ago I noticed bumps were forming in my lower gums behind my teeth in front of my tongue. First, there was just a raised rough patch. It's sharp feeling and kind of bony. On one side there is a teeny tiny bump almost ball shaped with a bigger hard bump next to it. I can't move it around. On the other side the there is another large bump that I also can't move around. There is no change in color and are only painful when I tend to irritate it with my tongue. I'm still not quite used to these foreign additions to my mouth. I'm eighteen and I used to smoke, but I wouldn't say I was a heavy smoker. I'm just wondering what the issue is!!
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My initial guess is that they are mandibular tori, which is basically excess bone in the jaw.  Probably a good idea to get it checked out by a dentist in case its something else but that's my guess from your description.
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