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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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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. ?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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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. ?

Unlikely: The infection would have to be left untreated for a long time or be severely virulent to spread to the brain. Get it treated right awAy though ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Boil (Definition)

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


Dr. William Jakavick
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
32 years in practice
1M people helped
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Pizza burned roof of mouth, does this require medical attention?

Dr. William Jakavick
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
32 years in practice
1M people helped
Pizza burned roof of mouth, does this require medical attention?

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 more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Mark Loury
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
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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.?

Dr. Mark Loury
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Board Certified, Periodontics
27 years in practice
172K people helped
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Is herpes on roof of mouth common?

Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Board Certified, Periodontics
27 years in practice
172K people helped
Is herpes on roof of mouth common?

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 more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Steven Corben
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
35 years in practice
178K people helped
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Taste buds on roof of mouth ?

Dr. Steven Corben
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
35 years in practice
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May locations!: Taste receptors or taste buds are generally located on your tongue, soft palate which is the top of your palate way in the back where it gets softer, and the papilla (small bumps) way back on your tongue. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Silvestro
Board Certified, Dentistry
13 years in practice
79K people helped
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Itchy clumps in the roof of mouth off and on for a couple of years.?

Dr. Anthony Silvestro
Board Certified, Dentistry
13 years in practice
79K people helped
Itchy clumps in the roof of mouth off and on for a couple of years.?

Get checked out: More than likely, this is a fungal infection, but the only way to tell is by getting a biopsy/ culture of the clumps by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
28M people helped
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What are these small, colorless painles bumps on the roof of mouth?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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See dentist: Very hard to diagnose your condition without looking at it. Are the bumps hard or soft? How long do you have them? Have they changed size? All these questions help determine what you have. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Linden
Board Certified, Periodontics
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What do do when you have an itchy capalate (roof of mouth) ?

Dr. Eric Linden
Board Certified, Periodontics
282K people helped

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 more

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Dr. Justin Zumstein
Board Certified, Dentistry
19 years in practice
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Periodic sharp pains in roof of mouth (hard palette). Could this be caused by frequent clinching/grinding or a sign of something more serious?

Dr. Justin Zumstein
Board Certified, Dentistry
19 years in practice
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Periodic sharp pains in roof of mouth (hard palette).  Could this be caused by frequent clinching/grinding or a sign of something more serious?

Not grinding: Pain in the hard palate is not from grinding. Have your dental professional take a look when you are experiencing the pain for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
33M people helped
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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.

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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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.

Fovea Palatinae: They appear as small depressed points at the junction between the soft and hard palate just off off the midline and are the ductal openings and recipients of distributaries of ducts of the surrounding clusters of mucous glands. ...Read more

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