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With normal anatomy does their upper palate touches the lower palate uptill epiglottis when their mouth is closed? Pls pls send the reply yes or no.

With normal anatomy does their upper palate touches the lower palate uptill epiglottis when their mouth is closed? Pls pls send the reply yes or no.

Throat anatomy: I'm afraid it's not a simple yes or no answer. There isn't a lower palate and an upper palate. There's a hard palate and a soft palate. Neither of them touches the epiglottis when the mouth is closed. The soft palate descends into the throat from the back of the hard palate, and lays behind the tongue when the mouth is closed and during breathing and swallowing. The epiglottis is much lower down. ...Read more

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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I can feel at the top roof of my mouth midline but slightly to the right a ever so slightly raised area- 5mm maybe? Don’t see anything there- looks normal skin. Felt some discomfort there a few days ago but better now. Is this just likely my anatomy?

I can feel at the top roof of my mouth midline but slightly to the right a ever so slightly raised area- 5mm maybe? Don’t see anything there- looks normal skin. Felt some discomfort there a few days ago but better now. Is this just likely my anatomy?

No way: No way to tell without an examination. May be anatomy, may be lesion, etc. See Dentist for exam. If you have been seeing Dentist regularly he/she will have a baseline. "Discomfort" signals that the area should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it possible that your tongue be too big for your mouth?

Is it possible that your tongue be too big for your mouth?

It's probably: It's probably that your jaw size or position of your teeth crowd the available space for your tongue. There are medical conditions that can cause an abnormally large tongue- see: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002250.Htm I suggest you see a dentist for a medical and dental history as well as a clinical exam in order to evaluate and discuss this issue. ...Read more

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Why is my mouth and tongue having numbness?

Why is my mouth and tongue having numbness?

Personal evaluation: A numb feeling in the mouth or tongue could have many possible causes, such as but not limited to an early sign of aphthous stomatitis, a dry mouth (xerostomia), from medications, hormonal changes, certain medical conditions, or allergies. See your dentist who may need to refer you to your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes these spots at back of tongue and mouth?

What causes these spots at back of tongue and mouth?

Taste buds: More than likely what you are seeing are the folate (folic acid) papilla, a type of taste bud on the very back surface of your tongue. The are larger and more pronounced than those on the front of your tongue. Of course without a picture, we have no idea what you are talking about. I would have your dentist evaluate the spots to rule out any pathology. ...Read more

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What are causes of spots at back of tongue and mouth?

Hard to tell: Without seeing your tongue it is hard to determine what is going on. It could be normal or some sort of condition needing treatment. I would suggest seeing a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my inner mouth swollen on my cheeks and tongue?

Why is my inner mouth swollen on my cheeks and tongue?

Oral surgeon: Not sure but you should see an oral surgeon to determine what the problem is ...Read more

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Why would I get persistent sores in mouth and tongue?

Why would I get persistent sores in mouth and tongue?

Due to several cause: There is one common condition causes sores in mouth and that is cold soree other conditions causing persistent sores are
1canker sores
2glossitis
3hand foot&mouth disease
4herpangina
5herpes gingivostomatitis
some uncommon conditions rarely seen are stomatitis, salivary mucocele, mouth cancer, kaposis sarcoma, and few more
consult your doctor if it persists and do not go away. ...Read more

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What can cause spots at the back of the tongue and mouth?

What can cause spots at the back of the tongue and mouth?

See a dentist: The spots on tongue can be a harmless coating on the mouth, but they can also be the sign of a more serious condition. Some conditions also may require further assessment, tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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When our mouth is closed does our uvula touches our tongue?

When our mouth is closed does our uvula touches our tongue?

Normaly not: In normal anatomical and physiological condition it is not supposed to touch the base of our tongue. Enlargement or swelling of the uvula is known as uvulitis, which can be caused by several factors: dehydration, infections, allergies, obstructive sleep apnea, etc. Uvulitis is not a serious medical condition, and most of the time it can be treated at home. ...Read more

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At night my mouth gets so dry my tongue hurts in the morning. Harmful?

At night my mouth gets so dry my tongue hurts in the morning. Harmful?

What's the cause?: It's not healty, but I'm more concerned about why your mouth gets so dry. Are you taking any medications that might cause it? Do you have a sinus infection causing you to 'mouth breath' at night? Is it simply a very warm, dry room (get one of the cold steam humidifiers and run it by your bed at night...). ...Read more

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Concern about diseases transmitted through mouth, saliva, and/or tongue?

Yes: Many diseases can be transmitted by the oral cavity including the bacteria involved with gum disease and in the case of newborns the bacteria involved with tooth decay. Even those who are coughing near to you could be a risk of transmission. Your concern is valid. ...Read more

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I have mouth odour my tongue usually white the morning how do I treat it?

I have mouth odour my tongue usually white the morning how do I treat it?

White tongue is a: Coating of debris, bacteria and dead cells on your tongue that makes it look white. This is usually harmless but can be an indication of something more serious ranging from infection to a precancerous condition. Causes include poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, smoking, alcohol use, mouth breathing, low roughage diet. Brush your tongue, use antibacterial mouthwash, see Dentist/Doctor if persists. ...Read more

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There is like a small hangingpink thing over tongue in back part in my mouth?

There is like a small hangingpink thing over tongue in back part in my mouth?

Normal UVULA: Do you mean the 'uvula' : a normal structure that hangs down from the back of the soft palate (see #3 in photograph). ...Read more

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What should you call it when your tongue is stuck to the bottom of your mouth?

If what I think: You are asking about a person who is tongue-tied, that is called "ankyloglossia". Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come my inner mouth swollen on cheeks and tongue?

Can someone explain to me how come my inner mouth swollen on cheeks and tongue?

Something is wrong: We know nothing about you and your medical and dental history and can't see what you are describing. You will have to see a dentist in order to get your question answered with any degree of accuracy. ...Read more

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White line or steak under tongue kinda to the side near floor of mouth. What could it be?

White line or steak under tongue kinda to the side near floor of mouth. What could it be?

See a dentist first: Some conditions like "steak under tongue" may require further assessment; tests and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist first for evaluation. ...Read more

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My 4yr old son complains his mouth hurts under his tongue. He has a mild tongue-tie, could that be the problem?

My 4yr old son complains his mouth hurts under his tongue. He has a mild tongue-tie, could that be the problem?

NWTK without: Honestly, there is no way to know without actually examining your son. Merely taking some guesses serves no one. I highly recommend that you take him to a pedodontist (or a general dentist that treats children at this age). It's unlikely the ankyloglossia has anything to do with the discomfort. He may just have a canker sore or mild abrasion from food or the toothbrush, but still needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Hi. I've been having a problem with my mouth... My Uvula has been touching my tongue how can I stop that quickly?

Hi. I've been having a problem with my mouth... My Uvula has been touching my tongue how can I stop that quickly?

Having your uvula: Touch your tongue is not uncommon. Your uvula may be swollen from uvulitis, a viral infection of the uvula, or from irritation from post-nasal drainage or reflux. Typically this will resolve on your own. You might hasten improvement by taking anti-reflux medication such as OTC Prilosec/omeprazole or an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. You can't stop it quickly:) Stay well! ...Read more

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My 14 year old brother's tongue is badly covered with black patches. The back of his mouth is covered as well. Is he ok?

My 14 year old brother's tongue is badly covered with black patches. The back of his mouth is covered as well. Is he ok?

Black hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue is a harmless, temporary condition that gives the tongue a dark, furry look, related to a build up of dead skin cells on the surface of the tongue. These get stained by food dyes, medication containing bismuth, such as Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) tobacco, as well as bacteria or viruses. If feeling ill, see a doctor, otherwise, gentle brushing of the tongue will help. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I fell and I cut inside my mouth and I touch it with my tongue at it hurts and feels circular what is it?

Cheek biting?: Oral mucosa are highly vascularized and usually heal wonderfully without any problem. Make sure keep the mouth clean with good oral hygiene. Chloraseptic or numbing spray can be used to help relieve discomfort, though not required for healing. Orajel and orabase can also be used for numbing effect. ...Read more

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Hi! I just notice a bump under my mouth where it supports my tongue it doesn't hurt at all I just notice it a few days ago I don't smoke.

Hard to say: But it may very well be a ranula. This is a swelling usually without symptoms, found at the floor of the mouth. They are often related to trauma to the salivary gland duct. You're best bet is to see an ENT or oral surgeon to make sure of the diagnosis, as there are several other types of cysts and solid masses that can form in that location. ...Read more

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I suffer pain to feeling in my tongue was a nasty taste in my mouth and a strange pain in my tongue like a part of him coarse and puffy?

I suffer pain to feeling in my tongue was a nasty taste in my mouth and a strange pain in my tongue like a part of him coarse and puffy?

See doctor: Do you smoke. Consider quitting. It can cause mouth and throat cancer. If you have white patches it could be thrush or a yeast infection of you r mouth. Some medications can cause a metallic taste as a side effect. You should see your doctor. Also some vitamin deficiencies can lead to sores in the mouth. Make sure you have a well rounded diet with fruit in it. ...Read more

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I have this tiny lesion under my tongue, its near the fold of skin connecting tongue to mouth floor near the corner. It pains whenever I eat.

Hopefully this was: Noticed 2/3 days ago. Likely a trauma ulcer. These can be quite painful for a few days, then they resolve. Avoid acidic foods and toothpaste w sodium lauryl sulfate. Look for zilactin b at your pharmacy. If this lesion is not gone in 10-14 days let ur dentist evaluate the area. ...Read more

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White line under tongue about two inched in length. Not on the side but underneath close to floor of mouth. Only see it when I raise my tongue.

White line under tongue about two inched in length. Not on the side but underneath close to floor of mouth. Only see it when I raise my tongue.

Normal: This is likely your sublingual frenum, or muscle attachment. Perfectly normal. It often restricts the amount that you can stick your tongue out. Some people are very restricted and have it trimmed. If you extend your tongue and move it side to side you may feel it rub against your bottom front teeth. Not to worry. ...Read more

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