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A 44-year-old female asked:

44f what would cause my torus palatanius to become red and a little sore ? i just noticed it today. was it my hot coffee?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Very Possible: Thermal burns on the palate are not uncommon. Give it a few days to heal and see your dentist if it persists.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
"Pizza Palate": Pizza and other hot foods or liquids (coffee) also can burn the roof of your mouth. If the soreness persist beyond one week, call your dentist for evaluation.

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