ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Can poor oral hygiene lead to the formation of lumps on the floor of the mouth?

Answered by
Dr. Bhargav Gutha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 28, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 30, 2022

Hello doctor,

I was not brushing my teeth regularly, and I felt two small hard movable lumps at the base or floor of my mouth where the tongue meets the front two teeth. I do not drink or smoke. Am I at risk of oral cancer? The small lumps are not painful unless pressed very hard with the tongue. I was not following a very regular brushing schedule and had poor oral hygiene. I have type-1 diabetes and am currently on Insulin therapy.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Upon review, these were the findings:

a) Two swellings with respect to lower left and right central incisors.

b) Poor oral hygiene.

The provisional diagnosis could be pyogenic granuloma or chronic generalized gingivitis. It could also be a ranula.

Elaborately these are to be done for the findings:

1) The swellings might be inflamed, as you said, due to improper brushing habits and poor oral hygiene. They could be pyogenic granuloma lesions with respect to the two lower incisors on the lingual aspect. As you have type-1 diabetes, this too could lead to more time for healing and infection.

2) There is an intense deposition of plaque, calculus, and materia alba.

You should use a mouth wash twice daily for a week, use anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics if required, get scaling done and follow oral hygiene instructions. If lesions do not subside, an excisional biopsy is advised.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
After every meal, I feel soreness at the root of my tongue. Why is that?

.. soreness in the mouth after meals. It can be due to salivary gland disorders like Sialedentis (infection of sublingual glands) or sialolithiasis (stone in glands). Take plenty of fluids. If it is stone, then suck a lemon. For infection, take a...   Read full

Oral Mucocele (Mucous Retention Cyst)

.. retention cyst is a common lesion of the oral cavity that occurs as a result of salivary gland obstruction and trauma. Please read the article to know more in detail .. ...   Read full

My pimple turned into a bleeding bump. What to do?

.. read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you have developed pyogenic granuloma. The best treatment for this is radiofrequency cautery. It should be done by dermatologist only. I su...   Read full

ADVERTISEMENT

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Management of Coronasomnia
Coronasomnia refers to increased sleep problems among people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the below article to get...  Read more»
Balantidiasis - Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Balantidiasis is a rare bacterial infection caused by a parasite called Balantidium coli. Read the article below to know...  Read more»
JAK Inhibitors in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Doctors mainly suggest JAK or Janus kinase inhibitors for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to ease their symptoms. Rea...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dentist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.