Oral Fibroma Treatment: You Might Need It

Many adults experience Oral Fibroma, yet they often avoid consulting a dentist. This seemingly simple issue can escalate into something unbearable. Do not bear the pain. Visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio in Chandler and get expert treatment.

Oral Fibroma: What Is It?

You might unintentionally bite your cheek while eating, or the inner cheek tissue may get trapped between your teeth while sleeping, causing a pale bump inside your mouth. It is oral fibroma.

Oral fibromas are benign, fibrous growths that develop in the mouth’s soft tissues. They are typically slow-growing and painless, presenting as firm, raised nodules with a smooth or slightly irregular surface.

Causes and Risk Factors

Multiple factors can stimulate fibroma growth. Check these out:

  • Trauma: The most common cause of oral fibroma development is trauma and irritation. A fibroma develops due to continued trauma to a specific space in your mouth, slowly growing into a fibrous growth that doesn’t go away. Ill-fitting dentures, constant biting, or friction from dental appliances can contribute to the development of fibromas.
  • Tobacco: Tobacco usage has been directly linked with fibroma. Smoking and chewing tobacco both have severe complications for your mouth, including fibromas.
  • Genetics: Some people are predisposed to fibroma in the oral cavity due to their genetics.
Causes and Risk Factors


Symptoms Of Dental Fibroma

If you experience unusual bumps in your mouth, check out these symptoms, which indicate the presence of a buccal fibroma in your mouth.

Size and Location

They often appear inside the cheeks, but they can also appear on your gums, tongue, palate, etc.


Fibromas usually go unnoticed, but if you find flat, bumpy, white, red, or dark-colored small nodes in your mouth, they might be oral fibroma. You can run your tongue on it, and it won’t hurt. They might as well change color.


Fibromas are usually painless and not irritating, apart from the knowledge that you have something foreign in your mouth.

While you're familiarizing yourself with this procedure, make sure you also visit our section on how we treat you during your care with a range of nice-to-have and need-to-have patient comforts.


Distraction Methods       –     Therapeutic interventions   –     Pain management 

Complications Related to Oral Fibroma

Are you worried? You have no reason to be unless you see an unusual growth of oral fibroma in your mouth. If they pose great discomfort or become painful, visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio, Chandler, AZ, and allow us to examine them.

Treatment Options for Oral Fibroma

Here are the treatment options for oral fibroma available at Peace of Mind Dental Studio:

  • Surgical Extraction: Do not be alarmed by “surgical extraction,” as it is a painless and quick procedure.

Here is what we will do:

  • First, we will ensure you are comfortable because that is a prerequisite for even the simplest procedures at Peace of Mind Dental Studio. We prioritize patient comfort over everything.
  • Then, we will numb the area, which will ensure that you don’t feel a thing during the procedure. We use DentalVibe to reduce your discomfort.
  • Then, we use a scalpel to cut the skin and remove the tissue. Once removed, it leaves a small open space, which must be stitched after thoroughly cleaning.

However, you must be warned that stitches pose a greater chance of infection. As you eat spicy food or accidentally bite on the irritated skin, it might cause problems. Call us and get yourself an appointment in case of such an emergency.

  • Laser Removal: Laser removal is another simple treatment procedure that takes less than fifteen minutes and doesn’t require you to take any special care of your wound.

The procedure is as follows:

  • An anesthetic is administered to you to numb the area.
  • Once it starts working, a low-powered laser is used to sweep the area until the fibroma is removed.
  • The best part about laser removal is that no additional stitches are required, and you can go on with your life as if you haven’t undergone a procedure.

Oral Fibroma Treatment at Peace of Mind Dental Studio

Oral fibroma is a rare condition, impacting only 1-2% of adults. We advise that no matter what, you should never overlook any unusual bump, scar, or anything on your body or mouth.

So, if the symptoms match, and you have concluded that you might have oral fibromas in your mouth, we advise that you book your appointment now to visit us at Peace of Mind Dental Studio, where our expert, Dr. Silverman, can examine you and offer you the best treatment.

Remember, oral health is integral to your overall health, and addressing concerns proactively ensures a confident and thriving lifestyle.


answering your questions about oral fibroma…  

Can oral fibroma lead to cancer?
No, oral fibroma does not lead to cancer.
When should I seek professional help?
If the fibroma causes severe discomfort and you see its unusual growth in your mouth, then contact us today!
Which is better- surgical removal or laser therapy?
Both procedures are good, but if you compare them for comfort, ease, and aftercare, laser removal is preferred by our patients.

Have more questions? Please call us at 480-608-5444 or email us and we’ll be able to talk you through the process.

Tips & advice from Dr. Silverman:


Do distractions in the dental chair cause you more unease?

It is absolutely okay to feel this way, just please let us know and we will make sure to limit our patient comforts that are particularly distracting.  Some patients do not prefer to wear noise canceling headphones or have the ceiling mounted TVs on during treatment or wear. We want you to be comfortable and are here to accommodate to your preferences.

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