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I Have A Split In My Palate
A fallen palate?: A fallen palate means what sort of symptoms? Is the bony hard palate in the front appearing lower than it used to, years before? Is the soft palate in the back appearing lower? Is there snoring? Is there trouble swallowing? Please ask your question again, with some details added. Thanks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist ASAP: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. The palate inflammation won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, sinus and to other areas of your mouth. Treatments vary depending on the underlying condition, and a dentist’s visit is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of injury: The type of medicine depends on what caused the inflammation. Is it due to mechanical, chemical, hot liquids, abscess, etc.? Treatment varies depending on the type and amount of injury. Sometimes a topical cream is prescribed if it is sever. Abscess can be drained and antibiotic prescribed. Usually analgesics such as Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, or aspirin are used for pain. ...Read more
Why ?: Palatal expanders are cemented into place on the teeth and need to be removed by the orthodontist who placed them when the time is right. Do not attempt to do this at home. You may damage the permanent teeth it is attached to... Then what are you going to do ? Call the orthodontist. ...Read more
Palatal expanders: There is normally some discomfort or pressure felt each time the palatal expanders are adjusted. ...Read more
Radiograph: A dentist can take a radigraph of your hard palate to examine the approximation of the bones. Fusing occurs in adolescence. If you are really 42 as your profile suggests, your palatal bones fused a long time ago, ...Read more
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