Bumps on Lip
A bump on your lip can be unsightly, but it can also be a sign of a more serious problem. When is a bump just a bump, and when is it a sore that needs to be treated? Dr. Frame, our expert in treatment of bumps on lip in Santa Clara, can help.
Bumps can range in size, color, shape, and texture, and they may be caused by injuries or diseases. Common causes of bumps can include allergies, infections, canker sores, cold sores, cysts, thrush, and irritations. Rarely, a bump can be a sign of oral cancer. Before recommending a specific treatment, Dr. Frame, our expert in treatment of bumps on lip in Santa Clara, will need to determine the cause for your bump.
Dr. Frame, our expert in treatment of bumps on lip in Santa Clara, will first conduct a health history and ask about risk factors, which can include sun exposure, allergens, tobacco use, alcohol use, and medication use. He will also perform a physical exam, and ask about when the bump first appeared, and if whether you have any pain or accompanying symptoms. He may recommend additional tests, such as testing for viruses or X-rays.
Treatment for your bump will depend on the cause of the bump. Dr. Frame, our expert in treatment of bumps on lip in Santa Clara, may recommend an antifungal, antiviral, or antibiotic medication for some patients. If you have an allergy, you may need an antihistamine instead. Canker sores can be difficult to treat and often recur, but they do respond well to laser therapy. Good dental hygiene may not help prevent lip bumps, but it can help reduce the risk of infection. When you have a bump, try not to scratch or pick at your lips, and follow Dr. Frame’s recommendations for treating it the bump.
If you have a bump that does not stop bleeding, have difficulty breathing, or a sudden swelling or a breakout that spreads rapidly, seek medical attention promptly. Call us today to learn more about treating lip bumps or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Frame, our dentist in Santa Clara.