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I have severe pain in the roof of my mouth. Why and what can I do about it?

I have severe pain in the roof of my mouth. Why and what can I do about it?

Mouth pain: It may be inflammation going on. Possibly a dental problem or sinus infection. If none of the above, try salt water gargles and Ibuprofen or naproxen. If you have troubles swallowing, breathing or pain worsening, please see doc asap. ...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 am taking Trileptal and experiencing pain in the roof of my mouth, is this a warning symptom or one that simply comes with anticonvulsants?

I am taking Trileptal and experiencing pain in the roof of my mouth, is this a warning symptom or one that simply comes with anticonvulsants?

Doctor: This is not one of the listed side effects of this medication. Contact your prescribing physician to discuss if you need to change the dose or possibly the medication. ...Read more

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I experience pain on the roof of my mouth when I eat, especially after not eating for more than 12 hours, and especially with certain high-starch food?

I experience pain on the roof of my mouth when I eat, especially after not eating for more than 12 hours, and especially with certain high-starch food?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, and a dentist can look to see if there is anything unusual on or near the palate. They will look for teeth abscesses, gum disease, palate lesions, sinus infections, etc... Is all looks "normal", the primary care doctor may refer to other specialists to look into issues with nerve signals and oral allergy / mouth pain disorders, etc... ...Read more

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I have been experiencing gum pain on the roof of my mouth. It is purplish and yellowish I noticed. Is this normal? Also it is hard to swallow. I should also mention that I have been dealing with tonsillitis for a while now but Not sure if related

I have been experiencing gum pain on the roof of my mouth. It is purplish and yellowish I noticed. Is this normal? Also it is hard to swallow. I should also mention that I have been dealing with tonsillitis for a while now but Not sure if related

Oral Pain: Good day;
I'm confused, usually gum pain is found directly around the teeth not toward the roof of the mouth. Possibly the discomfort is so bad as to travel toward the roof of the mouth! You may be coming down with a sore throat. A perfect time to arrange a visit with a medically oriented dentist. Good luck ...Read more

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I have constant pain in the front roof of my mouth it feels like my teeth are being pulled from my mouth.?

I have constant pain in the front roof of my mouth it feels like my teeth are being pulled from my mouth.?

See your dentist: There are many causes as to why the roof of your mouth experiences pain. If the pain you experience is unpleasant or intolerable, see your dentist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain in roof of my mouth and dentist gave solcoseryl dental paste whenever I apply little bit goes in my mouth is it shallowable?

I have pain in roof of my mouth and dentist gave solcoseryl dental paste whenever I apply little bit goes in my mouth is it shallowable?

Yes: As a dental paste it is used to help with the Inflammatory processes of the mouth cavity, gums, lips so it can be ingested ...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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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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Back sides of hard palate on roof of mouth are swollen and sensitive. Any ideas what it could be?

Back sides of hard palate on roof of mouth are swollen and sensitive. Any ideas what it could be?

See your doctor: You should see a doctor or dentist for an evaluation. Is could be from a number of things so only a by a medical professional actually examining you would be the only way a proper diagnosis can occur and subsequently treatment options to alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down

Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down

Pain is never normal: The damage is done, the too-hot food has been consumed, and your burned mouth is swollen. Avoid sharp, crunchy foods, vitamin E application and good oral hygiene will heal the condition in seven days. Take care. ...Read more

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Isn't "dental" issue pertaining only to the teeth? When one's palate or roof of mouth was injured during oral procedure, is it medical or dental issue?

Isn't "dental" issue pertaining only to the teeth? When one's palate or roof of mouth was injured during oral procedure, is it medical or dental issue?

Either: Dentists, oral surgeons and ear, nose and throat physicians all are concerned with the same area of the body. Any of these specialists may be consulted regarding the palate or roof of the mouth. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause roof of mouth on hard palate to be white?

Can post nasal drip cause roof of mouth on hard palate to be white?

Post nasal drip: Possibly it could be from the mucus present from the post nasal drip. If it lasts for more than a week I would have your dentist take a look at it. It could be a sign of something else. ...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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Hi I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also I see red dots on the soft palate. Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

Hi I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also I see red dots on the soft palate. Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

If you are...: If you are a smoker then stop. These can be sensations that are a warning to stop. I say this because you have smoker at the end of your message. These can be cause also by hot liquids if you do this frequently. Stop now before you have cancer. ...Read more

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I have a non painful red spot on the hard palate of the roof of my mouth. Could this be caused by trauma? Or something more serious

I have a non painful red spot on the hard palate of the roof of my mouth. Could this be caused by trauma? Or something more serious

Yes it could.: So, obviously we would need to get it examined asap. Without a photograph, it is impossible to give you any information that is relevant to you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

Palatal tori: It may be palatal tori, which is a normal overgrowth of bone on the roof of your mouth. Sometimes food or your toothbrush can scrap the tender tissue stretching over the tori causing pain. Rinse with warm salt water. You need to see a dentist to make sure you do not have a palatal abcess due to an infected tooth or less likely oral cancer. ...Read more

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When I swallow saliva, my tongue exerts pressure hard against my palate but the pressure is backwards, pushing the roof of my mouth backwards. Normal?

When I swallow saliva, my tongue exerts pressure hard against my palate but the pressure is backwards, pushing the roof of my mouth backwards. Normal?

Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor), & need to distinguish "globus, " LPR. A GI doctor can assess motility &/or need 4 a Speech Therapist. ...Read more

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My hard palate is a little yellow and I've had cold symptoms for about a week. (not tasting, stuffed up, etc.) some small red patches on roof of mouth?

My hard palate is a little yellow and I've had cold symptoms for about a week. (not tasting, stuffed up, etc.) some small red patches on roof of mouth?

Mouth eruption: Your symptoms seem viral in nature, and the patches may be a specific type. Upper respiratory illnesses such as sinus infection can present similarly with nasal stuffiness and diminished taste. Bacterial infection such as strep throat is not usually a palatal disease. However, mononucleosis is always a concern for a range of symptoms and can be tested for. An exam is in order if you don't improve. ...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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Painful sores on roof of mouth, like semifirm blisters Cant really see them. Spread to gum across palate. Also palette slightly numb as if scalded.

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Canker sores: Is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a strep type virus and bronchitis and I now have a small lump beside the hard palate in roof of my mouth toward the back, its mildly painful.

I have a strep type virus and bronchitis and I now have a small lump beside the hard palate in roof of my mouth toward the back, its mildly painful.

Strep type virus?: I am not sure who made the diagnosis. I am not sure of that be a real disease. Suggest you get examined by a licensed provider ...Read more