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A purpleish discolouration of the soft palate inside the top of the mouth behind the teeth. Some noticeable small mouth sores. What's your thoughts?

A purpleish discolouration of the soft palate inside the top of the mouth behind the teeth. Some noticeable small mouth sores. What's your thoughts?

Palate discoloration: This can be several things. It depends on where on your palate the discoloration is and their relation to the mouth sores. What color the mouth sores are, how large they are, what is the color, etc. It is best to get this examined while they are prominent and easily seen. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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When our mouth is closed from uvula till epiglottis does our upper palate touches the lower palate or any skin of upper palate touches the lower palat?

When our mouth is closed from uvula till epiglottis does our upper palate touches the lower palate or any skin of upper palate touches the lower palat?

Varies: Since people have sometimes quite variable anatomy, an index called the Mallampati score helps quantify pharygeal space. A rating of class III or IV is predictive of difficulty being intubated as well as tendency for sleep apnea. The lower classes probably will not contribute as much to airway occlusion but the higher classes suggest vigilance for issues relating to the airway being blocked. ...Read more

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What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?

What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?

Get it checked: Get it checked. There are wart like lesions that grow in the mouth but it should not be bleeding. The general dentist or an oral surgeon can advise you what to do. ...Read more

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Inflamed palate in the mouth?

Many things...: An inflamed palate could be a sign of many things, most of which are not a worry. Believe it or not, the largest reason i see inflamed palates is a pizza burn. Eating hot pizza, the cheese burns the roof of the mouth and can be quite painful for a few days. If it persists, see a dmd/dds. ...Read more

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What is the role of the dental exam in a cleft lip and palate?

What is the role of the dental exam in a cleft lip and palate?

Preventive and relat: Lip, palate, teeth , gum are related as they are developmentally close to each other.Thats why often there may be problem with the growth of the reeth in cleft lip/cleft palate babies.Moreover, these children needs help from the begining to identify the problems with the teeth and treat it.So, in every cleft lip/cleft palate there is a pedodentist and or dentist. ...Read more

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Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Dental exam: You should see a dentist for evaluation. A hole in that area of the palate is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a blister in the back of your mouth between the jaw and gum area?

What are the causes of a blister in the back of your mouth between the jaw and gum area?

Gum blister,: Aphthous ulcer, cold sore, ..Can appear anywhere in the mouth. Have your dentist prescribe you viroxyn to heal it faster. ...Read more

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Can a mucocele appear on the outside of the bottom lip ?

Can a mucocele appear on the outside of the bottom lip ?

No: Mucoceles often show up on the inside of your lower lips, your gums, the roof of your mouth. ...Read more

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Are the palates part of the skull? If too much force is exerted to the palate during the dental procedure, can the palate crack along the midline?

Are the palates part of the skull? If too much force is exerted to the palate during the dental procedure, can the palate crack along the midline?

Palates: The palate is the floor of the skull in this section. I do not anticipate the palate cracking along the midline during a dental procedure; this area is very strong and more resistant to cracking. This area fuses during the time of puberty. ...Read more

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White bump in mouth on the arch?

White bump in mouth on the arch?

Bump in mouth: You may have a benign bump on the roof of your mouth known as torus palatinus. Have your dentist or an oral surgeon evaluate your bump. ...Read more

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Piercing on lip a sore under the disk part of the labret?

Piercing on lip a sore under the disk part of the labret?

Remove it: If it continues to bother you, remove it. You may have an allergy/reaction to the jewelry. ...Read more

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Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Cancer risks: Smoking and drinking alcohol are known to be oral cancer risks. In over 40 years of dental practice I have never seen cheek biting lead to cancer. Combining risks (smoking and cheek biting) together may increase the risk. Why take a chance with your life, stop smoking before it's too late. ...Read more

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I have a pimple in the back of the roof of my mouth, right in the middle. There is also swelling with smooth bumps on the left side roof of my mouth. What are these?

I have a pimple in the back of the roof of my mouth, right in the middle. There is also swelling with smooth bumps on the left side roof of my mouth. What are these?

Needs to be checked : It depends on the size and color of this 'pimple' and also if it is painful or painless. Anything that is red or painful is more like due to an infection or inlammation(can be a virus infection). If it is painless then you should show it to your doctor unless it startes getting better within the next 7-10 days.. ...Read more

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Does chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Does chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Possibly.: Persistent cheek biting and especially smoking can cause white (leukoplakic) lesions in the area, that are predisposed to turning into cancerous lesions. It is important to break both habits soon. ...Read more

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What can cause the jaw joint in the inside of your mouth from where your mouth opens and closes to hurt?

What can cause the jaw joint in the inside of your mouth from where your mouth opens and closes to hurt?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Benign click is not considered a pathology. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options if needed. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp tooth. Make sure what you have are canker sores. See a dentist just to make sure if you get them often or they do not go away in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What causes a painless bump on the upper outside gum near the left canine and the lower gum near the molar teeth?

What causes a painless bump on the upper outside gum near the left canine and the lower gum near the molar teeth?

Buccal Exostosis: Sounds like an exostosis is benign growths of bone. No treatment is required for bony exostosis unless it becomes so large that it interferes with function. If concerned see your dentist for consultation. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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Cleft Palate (Definition)

Also called palatoschisis, it is a congenital fissure in the roof of the mouth, resulting from incomplete fusion of the palate during embryonic development. It may involve only the uvula or extend ...Read more