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is a high palate mouth normal?

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Dr. Steven Reubel
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
I can be: The palate can appear flat to a very high vault in normal conditions. Your dentist should be able to tel if it is normal.
Answered on Mar 22, 2015
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Palatal anatomy: The shape of your palate is genetically determined. It can be altered via pernicious habits, such as digit sucking, chronic sinusitis, enlarged t;a, etc. See an orthodontist to determine if your upper jaw width matches your lower jaw width. If not, rx may be in order.
Answered on May 31, 2017
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Variable: Variable. Some high, low or in between.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015

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Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
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Check hole in palate: It's not normal to have an actual hole in your palate. Check with your dentist or ENT to check area and possible communication with nasal area.
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