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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? how long until gum goes down

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Trauma of any type can cause inflammation around the palatal tori and thus make it swollen. Resolution will generaly occur within a few days as long as no further irritation occurs.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 11 years experience
Normal: For tissues in that area to swell and get inflamed after a burn, like pizza burn , the roof of the mouth gets inflamed and swell up. Maintain good oral hygiene and use antiseptic mouth rinses ,it should resolve within few days.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Pain is never normal: The damage is done, the too-hot food has been consumed, and your burned mouth is swollen. Avoid sharp, crunchy foods, vitamin E application and good oral hygiene will heal the condition in seven days. Take care.
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Dr. Taylor Pollei
Facial Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Yes, it is normal for pain to exist following a mouth burn. As long as it improves in a few days it is likely nothing to worry about.
Sep 2, 2014
Last updated Nov 3, 2015

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