If you've recently discovered a hard growth of tissue on the inside of your mouth, you're probably wondering what it is. Most likely an oral fibroma, what you've found is a scab of fibrous tissue that usually develops from constant irritation to that specific area of your mouth. Let's go over what this common lesion is, how it's found, and recommendations for prevention and treatment. While discovering a new growth within your mouth can be alarming at first, learning about why you've developed a fibroma and how to treat it should put your mind at ease.
Fibromas are masses that can appear in other parts of the body but are commonly found in the oral cavity. They're hard and smooth tumor-like clumps of scar tissue. Fibromas appear as the same color as the skin on the inside of the mouth, white or dark red, if they have recently bled from irritation.