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A 23-year-old female asked:

What are some concerns if the roof of my mouth hurts when eating?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Injury, burn, ...: Sipping liquids too hot can cause a mild burn in the hard palate (roof of the mouth). Chewing on crunchy food can cause scrapes that also hurt. Certain viral illnesses can give blister on the roof of the mouth, but these are usually not isolated to just the roof of the mouth! Dental pain might sometimes be experienced as pain in the roof of the mouth, if you have an infected or injured tooth.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
See dentist first: Check with your dentist first. Possibly, you have a burn from a hot beverage or food. Trauma is also a possibility. If the dentist feels that this should be evaluated by your MD, you will be referred.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Common condition: but the causes may differ. This pain may occur due to infections, canker sore, dental issues, trauma hot drinks or spicy food. If the pain continues for several days to weeks, it is good idea to consult a physician or dentist.

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A 17-year-old female asked:

Why does the roof of my mouth hurt?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist: The roof of the mouth or the palate can easily become sore. The condition is common and can be caused by various reasons, such as canker sore, traumatic causes, dental issues, infections and oral cancer. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.

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