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Boil On Roof Of Mouth
Boil in the roof of my mouth.Wondering if there is a risk of infection to my brain. Have boils all the time underarms and groin. ?
Boil is also known as Abscess. Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more
Pizza burn: Ususally resolve on their own if you avoid the area when eating and try to keep it clean, using warm salt water rinses, you can see your dentist for any follow up or peace of mind and they may provide you with additional treatment, they may send you to a specialist like an oral surgeon if deemed necessary. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What is the line in the middle of the roof of mouth it's quite rough and rugged etc raised if u will is this normal.?
Normal: As the palate is developing while you were in the womb it consists as three parts that merge to form the roof of the mouth. The two largest parts come in from the side and fuse together leaving a midline ridge of bone and lining. It is a normal result of palate development. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Common: Herpes simplex virus - 1 (oral herpes) infections are common in the United States. About 68 % of the population are carriers of the virus. This infection is less common on the palate than on the lips. Once it happens, this infection tends to reoccur in the same place. This virus remains lodged and inactive (latent) in the relay houses (ganglion) of the nerve branches acting up two- three times/yr. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Allergy?: You could have a food allergy or sensitivity to certain foods such as citrus or other types of spices. You should also check the toothpaste and mouth rinses you might be using. Do you smoke? I would also advise having a periodontist or your general dentist do a full exam to verify that there isn't any pathology. http://www.drgums.com. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Periodic sharp pains in roof of mouth (hard palette). Could this be caused by frequent clinching/grinding or a sign of something more serious?
What are the two tiny holes on the roof on my mouth/ palate called/ caused by? They are simetrical and I've had them all my life.
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