Q. Inside my mouth, I have a white dot on cheek area. What could this be?

Answered by
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 30, 2017

Hello doctor,

I am 22 years old. On the right side of my mouth on the cheek, I have a white dot that looks like a pimple on my Stenson's duct. I have had it for at least a month now. It does not cause any pain. Yet, I wake up with a dry mouth every morning. I checked my left side and it looks fine. My wisdom teeth are coming in. What could this be?



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  • I would like to mention that the data you provided is insufficient. You have not exactly mentioned the location of the white dot and you have not palpated that. My diagnosis would have been more accurate if you would have attached some pictures. Even then, I will give you my probable diagnosis.
  • The probable diagnosis may be sialolithiasis, that is, salivary gland stone. I am diagnosing this because of two reasons: you mentioned that the dot is on the cheek (it is the location of the Stensen duct along the second maxillary molar) and also because you wake up with xerostomia (dry mouth) as the stone is blocking your salivary content.
  • I suggest you palpate the dot and if it is hard enough, it is a stone. Then, the treatment for this is simply milking the Stensen's duct and it will come out. If it seems difficult for you to do, visit a dentist.

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