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How to tell if you have a narrow mouth palate?

How to tell if you have a narrow mouth palate?

Relative: It is relative, but dentist see many palates from flat to high vaulted and get to know when they see one in the extreme end of normal. If your upper back teeth fit inside or ended to end with your lower molars you probably have a narrow arch. In orthodontics sometimes both arches are widen to make more room to fit all the teeth. ...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 was just wondering how can you tell if you have a narrow mouth palate?

I was just wondering how can you tell if you have a narrow mouth palate?

Looks like letter V: This is most easily determined by a dentist when he examines your upper jaw. The upper jaw/teeth in a normal arch shape resembles the letter u; a narrow shaped arch resembles the letter v. This picture looks like the letter u. With a narrow palate, your face might appear to be very thin and narrow. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of irritating (itchy) mouth palate?

What are symptoms of irritating (itchy) mouth palate?

Itchy palate: Did you mean to ask, what are "causes" (not "symptoms") of itchy palate? Could be allergies, oral thrush or something else. Have your own dentist visually examine you in order to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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I need some help please! why is my mouth palate still narrow after braces?

I need some help please! why is my mouth palate still narrow after braces?

Braces not answer: Braces don't change jaw relationships in adults, only straighten teeth. To do that you need a combination of an expansion appliance and jaw surgery. Were you treated by an orthodontic specialist? Did they discuss compromised result because of skeletal pattern? Did anyone talk to you about palatal expansion? Go back and ask. ...Read more

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What are the two tiny holes on the roof on my mouth/ palate called/ caused by? They are simetrical and I've had them all my life.

What are the two tiny holes on the roof on my mouth/ palate called/ caused by? They are simetrical and I've had them all my life.

Fovea Palatinae: They appear as small depressed points at the junction between the soft and hard palate just off off the midline and are the ductal openings and recipients of distributaries of ducts of the surrounding clusters of mucous glands. ...Read more

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Woke up to a little red bump on the roof of my mouth (palate). What's this sound like?

Woke up to a little red bump on the roof of my mouth (palate). What's this sound like?

Swollen palate: Sometimes a swelling can come from an infected tooth or gum it can be a draining fistula, it can be a cyst it can be a growth have your periodontist or dentist evaluate the area. ...Read more

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I have round raised ulcers/bumps with little red heads which swell on my mouth palate?They are only painfull when they swell?

I have round raised ulcers/bumps with little red heads which swell on my mouth palate?They are only painfull when they swell?

Although its: Difficult to say for sure, this sounds like inflamed accessory salivary glands. You need to have your dentist or an oral surgeon look at these bumps and explain them. A biopsy may be indicated, but don't fret. See about this soon. ...Read more

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Just prior to the more painful mouth palate injections in preparation for oral surgery can a patient request nitrous oxide as an helpful aid, or not?

Just prior to the more painful mouth palate injections in preparation for oral surgery can a patient request nitrous oxide as an helpful aid, or not?

Sure, or a general.: Palatal, roof of the mouth injections, for oral surgery procedures such as dental implants etc. Can be uncomfortable. Sometimes a topical anesthetic and a little distracting pressure with a dental instrument will suffice. Otherwise, nitrous oxide. (inexpensive) oral sedation more ( expensive) twilight sleep or general anesthesia (most expensive) does the job. What is it worth to you? ...Read more

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Does the facial X-ray suppose to show the floor of mouth/upper palate?

Hmmm, that depends: On the type of facial x-ray. Intra-oral occlusal radiographs can show the floor of mouth or palate, depending on the quality of the radiograph. Extraoral facial radiographs may show these structures a bit but not enough to get any diagnostic information. ...Read more

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Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist. ...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