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How to tell if I have a normal hard palate?

How to tell if I have a normal hard palate?

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

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


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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

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Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Dental exam: You should see a dentist for evaluation. A hole in that area of the palate is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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(hard palate) Top of mouth towards the teeth it's milky white? Is that serious or normal? Very very worried.

(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

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What dangles down from my hard palate?

What dangles down from my hard palate?

Uvula: A soft tissue called the uvula. It is needed for pronunciation and proper phonation. ...Read more

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Could anybody have a convex hard palate?

No: It sounds like you have a palatal torus, which is a bony lump in the middle of the palate. ...Read more

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I do not understand why my hard palate is so high?

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

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I have an scrape in my hard palate that hurt a lot.

I have an scrape in my hard palate that hurt a lot.

Scrapes: You can take OTC pain medication such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Topical anesthetics such as Orajel can also help. Avoid spicy, acidic foods and see your dentist if the pain does not resolve quickly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hard palate?

What is the definition or description of: hard palate?

Roof of the mouth: The bony part of the top of the inside of your mouth. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why is my hard palate big like a knot?

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

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How long does it take to heal a scrape on the hard palate? .

2 weeks: 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.


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Hard palate in mouth scaring me! Please help?

Hard Palate: It would depend on what circumstance caused this "hard palate scaring". I recommend visiting your dentist as soon as possible to help determine what caused this event and then in turn what could be done to help this area heal as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes the hard palate in the mouth to be so painful?

Nerve proximity: The hard palate is covered with thin mucosa over hard tissue and many nerve endings. This combination leads to a very sensitive and painful area when traumatized. ...Read more

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What does acanthosis, left hard palate mean?

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

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What can I do for an abscess on hard palate?

Need to be seen: An active infection can effect the entire body.
It will no go away on its own.
I would recommend you see an oral surgeon
asap as they deal more with pathology than general dentists.
It may not be an abscess? ...Read more

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What happens when the bottom hard palate hurts and is swollen?

Thanks for asking!: Any swelling of the palate requires checking by the doctor treating your mouth. There are many possibilities for the swelling and you need to have them find the cause. It can be simple or serious. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have this bump on hard palate near back. What could this be?

Hard bump palate: Without looking at your mouth it could be a lot of things. If in the middle of the roof of your mouth, it could be a palatal torus--a boney protuberace on the suture line of the palatine shelves. Best to check with your local dentist and have a complete exam. ...Read more

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Why does my hard palate get cut and swell every time I have toasted bagel?

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

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Hi, my hard palate looks like it is swollen, what do you think happen to it? It does not hurt

Stop looking at it.: Hard palate is impervious to most abnormalities. Hot spicy peppers may cause some swelling ...Read more

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Hi. My hard palate is swelling for about four months ago. What do you think is happening? Please help me

See your dentist: It could be an abscess or it could be a bony exostosis. These types of things need to be visualized and examined to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

Palatal wound: 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

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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

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What does a yellow tint to the hard palate indicate?

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

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Why doesn't the maxillary sinus extend towards the hard palate?

Anatomy: God designed things to form that way. Nasal stuff is above the hard palate. ...Read more

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Hey I have had high arching brows, high cheekbones and really high hard palate. Genetic?

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

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What are the chances of a lump on the hard palate of my mouth cancerous? It feels hard and is painless.

What are the chances of a lump on the hard palate of my mouth cancerous? It feels hard and is painless.

Torus Palatinus: Very unlikely hard lump on palate is cancer. Most likely Torus Palatinus which is very common. Have it checked by your own dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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Can the epiglottis be a hard palate or a soft palate?

Neither: The epiglottis is in your throat and closes off the trachea when you eat and drink. ...Read more

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Help with painless cold sores that won't heal on hard palate? 2-3 weeks.

Help with painless cold sores that won't heal on hard palate? 2-3 weeks.

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

Hard Palate (Definition)

The bony part of the top of the ...Read more