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Mouth Anatomy Under Tongue
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 (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
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
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
Frenum: It is a muscle attachment called the lingual frenum. ...Read more
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
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
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
Oral surgeon: Not sure but you should see an oral surgeon to determine what the problem is ...Read more
Due to several cause:
There is one common condition causes sores in mouth and that is cold soree other conditions causing persistent sores are
3hand foot&mouth disease
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
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
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
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
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
If what I think: You are asking about a person who is tongue-tied, that is called "ankyloglossia". Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Oral surgeon: Not normal. See oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have a pain in my frenulum, it is white. It hurts when I lift my tongue up, should I be worried? It feels like it's pulling on my mouth.
Don't fret...: If it still bothers you after about a week have it looked at. Canker sores happen frequently there and go away in about 5-7 days ...Read more
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
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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