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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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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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Have you ever encountered a patient that when swallowing food, causes pain in the roof of their mouth? And would eosinophilic esophigitis be why?

Have you ever encountered a patient that when swallowing food,  causes pain in the roof of their mouth?  And would eosinophilic esophigitis be why?

Due to food allergen: 39 year old female with pain on roof of mouth when swallowing food due to Eosinophilic Esophagitis a chronic immunologic disorder in which some white cells called Eosinophils reacting to some food Allergens form a build up of the lining of the mucus membrane in the mouth and swallowing tube, (Esophagus) causing irritation and pain when food touches the roof of the mouth while swallowing ...Read more

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Rough patch on roof of mouth near the back. Having trouble swallowing throat feels hairy or like sandpaper! What could this be?? No pain!!

Post/palate lesion: Only in person intra oral examination by a doctor can offer a response. It could be so many diagnoses - thrush, step, trauma,etc.. see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ive been getting sick at night. The roof of my mouth hurts causing it to hurt to swallow. But it doesnt happen during the day. What could it be?

Ive been getting sick at night. The roof of my mouth hurts causing it to hurt to swallow. But it doesnt happen during the day. What could it be?

Toothpaste: There could be several reasons that need to be looked at but I will mention a very common problem. You may have to switch/change the toothpaste that is being used. Many of the toothpastes contain strong tartar removal ingredients that will irritate the roof of the mouth. So, try milder and less irritant one to start with. You can find the information on the label of the product. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have red patches with some white bumps on roof of mouth. Irritated when i swallow. When my young touches it is when it hurts.. ?

I have red patches with some white bumps on roof of mouth. Irritated when i swallow. When my young touches it is when it hurts..
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APTHOUS ULCERS: Possible canker sores from stress or too much acid in system.It is a virus that lasts about 10 days and hurts for about 4 days. Rinse with hydrogen peroxide or apply a Benzocaine ointment. ...Read more

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Why does the roof of my mouth hurt on the back left side it hurts when i talk a lot and swallow please help

Why does the roof of my mouth hurt on the back left side  it hurts when i talk a lot and swallow please help

Have : A doctor look in your throat. Maybe you can have a tonsillitis but maybe other things can cause the same complaint. You need to be seen by a doctor! ...Read more

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Gum graft done 10 days ago. Putty material in roof of mouth moves around when I eat, but won't come out. I don't want to swallow it, what can I do?

Gum graft done 10 days ago. Putty material in roof of mouth moves around when I eat, but won't come out. I don't want to swallow it, what can I do?

Call ur periodontist: The periodontal packing is locked between your teeth and may be moving around a bit after ten days. You say that it won't come out, so the chances of swallowing it are very, very slim. Get in touch with your periodontist and see him/her soon. ...Read more

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