Four days ago, I noticed a lump inside my cheek that did not seem to disappear. Why?

Q. Why does a lump in my cheek does not go away even after four days?

Answered by
Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 23, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have small pimple or lump inside my cheek. I noticed it about four days ago that does not seem to go away. Kindly suggest.



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Is it associated with pain?

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

I noticed it a few days ago. The lump is not associated with pain or soreness.



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Any oral lesion or pimple to subside within one week. The lesion could be due to trauma or exposure to some agent. If the lesion persists for more than one week, then you will need to see if it is increasing in size or turning more red or inflammatory with time. I suggest you topically apply Dentogel or Dologel CT (Choline salicylate and Lidocaine 2 %) oral gel over the pimple inside the cheek. You can also do lukewarm salt water rinsing five to six times daily. The pimple will start waning out if it is just a harmless lesion. I would suggest you rinse your mouth at night with Chlorhexidine mouthwash for a month to reduce the chances of oral ulcers. How is the consistency of the lesion hard, or is it a soft pimple?

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