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Not it's job: Palatal expander used to widen a narrow upper jaw. It does not correct a cleft, but properly repositions the 2 halves of the upper jaw from side-to-side. Repair of the cleft usually means some surgery. Talk to the cleft team about what's being done and why. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Incomplete closure: During development of the fetus the palate and upper lip start separated from each other. During development the palate and lip come together and ultimately fuse. Rarely the palate doesn't fuse leading to a space between the two sides (cleft palate) or the lip doesn't fuse (cleft lip) or both fail to fuse (cleft lip and palate). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the cause of unilateral cleft lip, submucus palate, tongue tie and bifid uvula in a female baby with first degree relatives parents?
Unknown: All 4 conditions can occur individually or in various combinations. Causes for congenital deformities (birth defects) can include environmental factors (maternal nutritional deficiencies), inherited factors as well as spontaneous mutations. Although incest is not common or considered advisable for humans, I am not aware of a specific correlation with orofacial deformities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Runny nose sore throat sneezing orange roof of mouth, 2 pea sized bumps right back side of neck - lower left, tonsil stone, flesh bumps back of throat?
Lip by 3 months.: Lip repair is usually done by 3 months old, and palate repair by 10 months before speech begins. The age of lip repair is not critical, and most surgeons do not feel that the risks of early (ie 0-4 weeks old) outweigh the theoretical benefits. So, repair at birth is frowned on by most cleft centers and surgeons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Many individuals that have had the surgeries to repair the clefts have gotten braces. However, the situation is different and is made more complex due to the cleft healing sights. Talk to an orthodontis or dentist to get more input and find your options. I think it is a good option. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?
Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more
Whitish sedements both ends of my back tongue; sides of tongue looks bumpy. Sore throat at left side of throat, swollen chin lymph gland?
Yes: An oral surgeon, periodontist, and a general dentist all can perform a frenectomy. If you go to a clinician that has a laser, the healing of the frenectomy is much quicker. Ask your clinician as to whether they have a soft tissue laser with which they can perform this procedure. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?
Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tongue lymph tissue : Tonsils are lymph tissue generally & part of the lymphatic system of the immune system. Swollen lingual tonsils, at the base of the tongue, may indicate some type of allergic or immune issue. Keep a diary: food, drinks & toothpaste (flavors) could trigger an immune response. Gastric reflux or sinus drainage could affect this lymph tissue also. Sleep breathing problems could be involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Behind posterior tonsil pillars on each side are squishy tonsil like masses of tissue. Same colour and texture as palatine tonsils.
These are probably: just extensive expansions of the tonsillar organs themselves. If they are not causing trouble (swallowing, breathing, etc.) they are of no concern. Certainly seeing them would help to define them more clearly so you will need to see a health care professional locally to accomplish this. Make an appointment for reassurance soon. ...Read more
Seen ENT 4 asymetrical tonsils, normal. Tongue pain same side as larger tonsil ENT says no lesion. Now upper mouth pain r side. Tonsil cancer metasis?
No: The tonsil is an aggragate of lymphocytes to help protect against oral bacteria. When one side is enlarged there could be a lesion but ulceration would be seen or some evidence of a destructive process. With tumor, spread to the ipsilateral side lymph nodes would be seen. and easily identified . Upper mouth pain is most frequently seen with inflammation. ...Read more