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Palate (Overview)

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 from the nasal cavity.


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Could a smoker regain his palate?

Could a smoker regain his palate?

Probably: But most likely by becoming an ex-smoker and allowing the chronic irritation to subside. ...Read more

Palate (Overview)

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 from the nasal cavity.


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Inflamated palate how do I treat it? .

Inflamated palate how do I treat it? .

Warm rinses: What is the cause? If it from minor trauma like a burn or felatio, generally warm water rinses will help. For burn aloe vera gel or juice is very beneficial. ...Read more

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Palate (Tip)

People who start a low salt diet will get their palate used to it soon. ...See more

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What can be done with a fallen palate?

What can be done with a fallen palate?

A fallen palate?: A fallen palate means what sort of symptoms? Is the bony hard palate in the front appearing lower than it used to, years before? Is the soft palate in the back appearing lower? Is there snoring? Is there trouble swallowing? Please ask your question again, with some details added. Thanks! ...Read more

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The best medicine for inflamed palate?

See a dentist ASAP: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. The palate inflammation won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, sinus and to other areas of your mouth. Treatments vary depending on the underlying condition, and a dentist’s visit is warranted. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for inflamed palate?

Type of injury: The type of medicine depends on what caused the inflammation. Is it due to mechanical, chemical, hot liquids, abscess, etc.? Treatment varies depending on the type and amount of injury. Sometimes a topical cream is prescribed if it is sever. Abscess can be drained and antibiotic prescribed. Usually analgesics such as Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, or aspirin are used for pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: palate?

What is the definition or description of: palate?

Roof of mouth: 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 from the nasal cavity. ...Read more

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What can be done to take out palate widener at home?

Why?: Palatal expanders are cemented into place on the teeth and need to be removed by the orthodontist who placed them when the time is right. Do not attempt to do this at home. You may damage the permanent teeth it is attached to... Then what are you going to do? Call the orthodontist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are palate expanders supposed to hurt?

Can you tell me are palate expanders supposed to hurt?

Palatal expanders: There is normally some discomfort or pressure felt each time the palatal expanders are adjusted. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my palate is fused?

Radiograph: A dentist can take a radigraph of your hard palate to examine the approximation of the bones. Fusing occurs in adolescence. If you are really 42 as your profile suggests, your palatal bones fused a long time ago, ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are palate expanders supposed to hurt?

Can you tell me, are palate expanders supposed to hurt?

Palatal Expanders: Pressure is placed on the teeth (and jaw) with palatal expanders and there is some initial pain\soreness\discomfort. Discuss this with your own orthodontist. ...Read more

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How can eating be easier with upper and lower palate expanders?

How can eating be easier with upper and lower palate expanders?

Palatal expander: It's never easy to eat with these in the beginning however you will adapt. Avoid eating sticky foods. If the teeth ate sore, stick to a soft food diet. ...Read more

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Dok, what is the best alternative ways to reduce inflamed palate?

Dok, what is the best alternative ways to reduce inflamed palate?

Palate rest: YOu cannot stop eating but you can watch what you eat. You need to avoid hot food as well as spicy. Would not drink hot tea or hot liquids. Stop or avoid smoking as the hot smoke can add to the inflammation.
If it does not go away in one or two days then see you doc to make sure that that is all there is. ...Read more

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Where can I get a palate-less impression tray to reduce gagging?

Where can I get a palate-less impression tray to reduce gagging?

Lower tray: Have the dentist try in and use a lower tray for the upper impression. I do it all the time. Since they are plastic, occasionally I may need to warm it, bend it a little, chill it and I have a workable tray. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get top and bottom palate expanders at the same time?

Is it possible to get top and bottom palate expanders at the same time?

Yes and no: Upper expanders usually designed to widen bone support. Lower expanders usually designed to reposition teeth, not bone. The type necessary for expansion appliances, which often are worn simultaneously, is determined after a careful and thorough diagnostic evaluation. Know that expanders are more efficient in growing children. For adults surgery is often required in addition to the expanders. ...Read more

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Can palate expanders be used on adults? Would they be effective and safe?

See expert: Palatal expansion for adults, with fused sutures, almost invariably requires both a fixed orthopedic expander and jaw surgery. Procedure called SARPE, Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion, and requires collaboration between an Orthodontic Specialist and an Oral Surgeon. Success rate approaches 100%. ...Read more

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When you touch your palate it's tickleish right, but mine is not any answers plz?

When you touch your palate it's tickleish right, but mine is not any answers plz?

No worries: Some people are ticklish, some are not. If you have any other concerns, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have several hole like things on my upper palate. Is there anything to worry. I have developed it from today morning.

Canker sores?: Without seeing the lesions, it would be hard to tell what it is. But some of your descriptions points towards Canker Sores. You can check it on line but it would be best to check with your personal physician. ...Read more

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I've had a small tori on my palate for years. Occasionally it gets a little bigger and goes back down again so I don't notice. Why does it do this?

I've had a small tori on my palate for years. Occasionally it gets a little bigger and goes back down again so I don't notice. Why does it do this?

Torus Palatinus: Tori do not increase and decrease in size over time. They stay the same or may grow larger. Either it's not a torus or you just become more and less aware of it. It may get intermittently irritated. Regardless, have your General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon examine you for a definitive diagnosis and the answer to your question. ...Read more

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Hi related to my last question, about palate pain they can not give me a diagnosis to what it is, and I am stil suffering in pain don't know what to do?

Unexplained pain: Hi, I would love to help you but not knowing what types of doctors you have seen, what tests have been performed and your complete medical and dental history makes it impossible to try to help over the internet. If I were in your position and have already seen well respected primary care physician, ent, oral surgeon, neurologist with no success, my next step would be the closest teaching hospital. ...Read more

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What is a high palate?

Arch in mouth roof: Imagine the roof of your mouth as an arch, higher in the middle than at the edges. A high palate arches up more than a lower palate allowing for more room to house your resting tongue. ...Read more

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Why my palate is itchy?

Why my palate is itchy?

Itchy palate?: What did you put in your mouth last? It could be an allergic response, a fungal or a viral infection just to name a few possibilities. Do you have any other symptoms? It’s best to see your dentist or primary care physician if it continues and depending upon your best guess for cause. ...Read more

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What is a vaulted palate?

Roof of mouth: Vaulted palate is an anatomical description for a high arch in the roof of the mouth. Severe cases diagnosed in children have been associated with a multitude of future problems ranging from crowded teeth to problems with speech, chewing and even sleep apnea. If you suspect an issue, consult with your dentist and find out! ...Read more

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What does a high palate mean?

What does a high palate mean?

Normal or syndrome: A high arched palate may be a normal anatomic variant or possibly related to one of 242 syndromes that have this associated with them. These include marfans, turners, and pierre-robin. You should check with your general medical doctor to see if you may have a syndrome as the can affect other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Can the soft palate get inflamed?

Absolutely: Just like most other parts of your mouth and body. ...Read more

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What can you do for a high palate?

Probably nothing.: It generally has no impact on speech or swallowing. It is a non-issue that some people make a big deal about for no good reason. ...Read more

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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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Really small bumps on my small palate?

Minor salivary gland: These small bumps are most likely minor salivary glands that may have become a bit inflamed. As long as they are not painful, don't grow larger, and go away then you should be fine. If they persist have the area looked at by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Do palate expanders make the face wider?

Do palate expanders make the face wider?

Possibly: Depending on the amount of expansion needed, the action of a palatal expander can give the appearance of an increase of width of the middle face. ...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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How domyou identify herpes on the palate?

Small blisters: Herpes generally erupts as white dots that raise clear fluid filled blisters that burst exposing white ulcers. ...Read more

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Causes of high palate and midline defects?

Many reasons: Missing teeth, mouth breathing and sinus problems may be contributors to high palate and midline issues. ...Read more

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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

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How can I expand my palate without surgery?

How can I expand my palate without surgery?

Palatal expansion: If you have a skeletal irregularity or mismatch, at your age, surgery might be the only way to achieve maximum aesthetic and functional results. However, did you consult with a Board Certified Orthodontist to discuss your other options? Get some consults and reconsider your options. Think long term. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a high palate?

What does it mean if you have a high palate?

Nothing special: Simply an anatomical finding. Not to worry. ...Read more

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Help! I have white palate with small red dots?

Help! I have white palate with small red dots?

Your symptoms: We can't diagnose you over the internet, especially not even being able to see what you are referring to. Please see a dentist for that. Are you a smoker? ...Read more

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My soft palate is black, should I be concerned?

Ofcourse.!: Are you a smoker? Have u had this issue for a long time? Is it painful, irritated, or has it changed color? All these questions are important issues. See a dentist/oral surgeon/periodontist. ...Read more

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Is palate surgery common for middle aged people?

No: Only when removing the palatal tori to fabricate a more comfortable denture by allowing more space for the tongue. The incidence are rare though. ...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