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Hole In Palate
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible: In most palatal expansions, but depending upon the rate and extent of expansion, a space between the upper front teeth does develop, which may be temporary, or significant enough that further orthodontic treatment will be necessary to close the space. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Dr. should evaluate: A doctor or a dentist can evaluate a problem in the teeth, gums, or cheeks (although a dentist is likely the better choice for teeth and gums problems). Pus in the cheeks usually means some infection, and the doctor may prescribe antibiotics. If the infection spreads, it may go throughout the face, and more seriously, maybe into the sinuses and towards the brain. Getting treatment is wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incisive foramen: I feel like i might be doing someone's homework... ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Sore throat: A hole in the gum is suggestive of a primary problem with the teeth. I could represent a cavity of the tooth with erosion of bone and early abscess formation. It could be from a tooth socket that is communicating with the sinuses. Either way, you really need to see a dentist and possibly and ENT if there is involvement of the upper or lower jaw bone and possibly sinuses if in the upper jaw. ...Read more
What other preparations are done before unilateral cleft lip and palate repair? My newborn daughter has a cleft lip that extends up to her nose, and she has a large separation in her palate. How often are both the cleft lip and palate corrected in the ini
Talk to the surgeon: With any type of surgery, it is best to have a thorough discussion with the surgeon who will perform the procedure. That person will want to answer all of you questions so that you are completely knowledgeable about every aspect of the procedures to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If the lump feels stone hard and immovable and it is not painful to touch it might be a Torus Palatinus - a natural and normal part of your mouth. If on the other hand the lump is different than the above description, you should see your dentist and have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hole in roof of mouth and swelling around it i can feel the swelling and hole w my tongue and see the hole in the mirror. It's very painful 2the touch?
Hard to say...: It could be an ulcer with raised edges... Impossible to tell without looking at it. A true "hole" would communicate to your sinus, which can occur during an extraction. Unknown if you recently extracted a tooth. Have your dentist take a look to put your mind at ease. ...Read more