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A 19-year-old female asked:

Gums on roof of mouth peel when eating hard food, slight pain, cause?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Normal: Hard, rough or sharp food and candy can commonly cause small tears on the roof of the mouth. This is normal.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Abrasion: The hard food may be causing some abrasion or irritation to the palatal tissues, which can be thin in some patients, especially if there is a palatal torus (bony growth in the roof of the palate).
Last updated May 7, 2016

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