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Normal Hard Palate Color
Several ways: Seeing a dentist asap is best way... But if you wanna see for comparison, and know if your palatial bony structures are normal vs. Being bumpy and crowded, then take a picture of ur palate and then google for picture of a normal hard palate. If you have a lesion or issue on the soft tissue/gums of ur palate then the only safe way is seeing a dentist. ...Read more
Is it normal for the hard palate to be paleish whitish in color. I just looked at it and noticed that it was last night, but it may have been this way?
See dentist: See your dentist, and have them look at it. You should be seeing a dentist every 6 months for cleaning anyway, and it will not hurt to go a little earlier than 6 months if needed. ...Read more
(hard palate) Top of mouth towards the teeth it's milky white? Is that serious or normal? Very very worried.
Likely normal: The color in this area varies based on such things as thickness of tissue, blood supply, presence of a maxillary torus (benign bony bump), and natural tissue tone and color. Check your lighting when looking at this and look at someone else's with the same lighting to compare -- they may be different, or nearly the same. If unsure, see your Dentist for a check-up. Good Luck. ...Read more
Variant of normal: A high arched palate is a variant of normal anatomy. If your speech is normal and you are not having any functional problems with your dental arch, then it's just one of those things. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
Roof of the mouth: The bony part of the top of the inside of your mouth. ...Read more
Torus: You may have a benign overgrowth of bone known as a torus. This looks like a knot in the roof of your mouth. Tori can also occur on your lower jaw. It is a very slow overgrowth of bone. If a torus gets too large, it can be removed through a surgical procedure. See your dentist about this so a true diagnosis can be made. ...Read more
Usually such wounds look much worse than they are in reality. Rinse your mouth with worm salt water 3 X per day. OTC pain relievers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil will help to control discomfort. Keep a good oral hygiene. It will take about 2 weeks to heal. Do not hesitate to see your dentist if the wound does not seem to be healing well or it takes more than 2 weeks. Good luck.
Change in nml skin: It means that there is a change in the appearance of your tissue on the left side of your hard palate, or the roof of your mouth. It is usually a hardening of tissue. It gets noted by your dentist because we are concerned about oral cancers and keep track of what is happening in your entire head and neck area. ...Read more
Incisive foramen: I feel like I might be doing someone's homework... ...Read more
It depends.: If you are putting cream cheese on it, you might be allergic. If it is really hot when you are biting into it, you are burning your hard palate. If you are waiting a few minutes and the bagel is really hard, it might be so hard that it is cutting your palate. If it is repeatedly occurring it is pretty strange and unusual. ...Read more
Hi. My hard palate is swelling for about four months ago. What do you think is happening? Please help me
Hello, I am a 22 male. I recently felt a very small bump on my hard palate, that is the same color as my palate. There are three brown holes by it.
Bump on palate?: The bump may be normal anatomy, a variation of normal anatomy or some problem. Three brown holes? I have no idea. It's hard for you to accurately see these types of things in your own mouth. Regardless, you need to be seen by a dentist for an accurate diagnosis. Make an appointment. Don't take a chance by delaying that appointment in case something requires attention right away. ...Read more
I have a scrape on my hard palate but I have some white/ yellowish patches around, should I worry about it. I'm already going for 3 days like that.
We cannot answer this without seeing the wound and information about what caused it.
If it does not heal in 5-7 days, have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more
I have black pigmentation on hard palate. It first appeared two weeks ago and appears to be getting larger. I also have a metallic sensation in area.
Unknown lesion: It is impossible to diagnose these types of situations over the internet. We are only able to make some educated guesses which in reality will do you no good and possible harm. You need to be seen by a local dentist (or Oral Surgeon) for a one on one clinical exam. Regardless, any lesion that lasts over two weeks demands a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Could be few things: But most likely if you are a smoker, it can be the reason. Other possibilities should be considered also, but only after a thorough examination, and history taking. Please see your dentist and discuss this with hm/her. ...Read more
It is not a syndrome: There is no specific relationship between high brows, high arched palate and prominent cheek bones. It is "genetic" in that you were born this way, but is is not "syndromic", meaning, there is probably nothing wrong or abnormal. ...Read more
What are the chances of a lump on the hard palate of my mouth cancerous? It feels hard and is painless.
Neither: The epiglottis is in your throat and closes off the trachea when you eat and drink. ...Read more
First question is: Are these cold sores (due to the herpes virus) or aphthous ulcers. I would see a derm or ENT to get a correct diagnosis which also would give the correct treatment as they are not treated the same! And you need a work up to find out why they are lasting this long. Have you been under a lot of stress? ...Read more