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Palate Feels Bruised
My soft palate is yellow and I have a red bruise on the hard palate of my mouth which were red dots yesterday and look like tiny holes today?
See dentist: Did you burn your mouth or eat too much spicy or sour food? New toothpaste or mouthwash? Are you sick with a fever or sore throat? See your dentist or doc & get it checked. Unless you recently burnt your mouth with hot food or drink, or if you have been eating too much of a spicy or hot food, or changed mouthwash or toothpaste. Then stop doing it & give it 3 days to heal. See doc then if needed ...Read more
Swollen tonsils & bumps, discolored hard palate (looks bruised) small bumps on back of throat. What could it be?
Sore throat.: Please tell your parents, and go to the doctor for evaluation. I wish you the best! ...Read more
Swollen tonsils & bumps, discolored hard palate (bruise like), bumps in back of throat. No pain or discomfort. What could it be?
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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.
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
Hi I have a mouth ulcer in upper palate. Its quite bony and tender to touch. It has been there for 3 weeks. I can feel the bone in open area.
Oral Surgeon: See an oral surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment. It is unusual for bone to be exposed like that for 3 weeks. ...Read more
Midline portion of palate is swollen and tender. I also wear a partial plate. Thoughts on what would be causing the swelling and tenderness?
The partial plate is probably pushing on the roof of your mouth and should be checked by you dentist for an adjustment.
Usually this is the problem. Sometimes a tooth is creating the swelling.
It is also common for bone to grow on the palate (palatal tori) as it expands a s ore will develope because it is trying to occupy the same space as your partial.
Adjust the partial or remove the tori ...Read more
Hard, bony lump on left side of hard palate in back, sometimes tender when pushed, often painless. Had it for 1 year. Grew a bit. No cancer symptoms?
Maybe a tori: It appears that you might be describing a tori. This is a bony growth in the jaw bone. It is not cancerous and can become sore if it is traumatized by hard foods. However, see your dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
I had all 4 of my erupted wisdom teeth out in nov. 2011. I now have a small tender lump in the soft palate of my mouth. Could this be a fragment?
Not likely.: A lump in the soft palate a year and a half after your extractions is not likely to have any association with that previous surgery. You should have that evaluated by either an oral surgeon or ENT (otolaryngologist). They will probably ask you if the area might have been traumatized (burned, etc) just before it's appearance and how it is behaving (getting better or worse). Don't ignore it. ...Read more
Swelling on the roof/palate of my mouth and migraine I ran/walked a 10k 3/17/12 after I finished I got an apple and a water as I took a bite of the apple I noticed the roof of my mouth was very tender, today 3/19/12 the roof/palate is still swollen in two
This: This could have multiple causes, some dental related. Any medical professional you will see would want to rule out dental causation first, as this is most common for your symptoms. Therefore I suggest you start with your dentist. Congrats on your 10k. ...Read more
Why is my hard palate white. It don't hurt at all and I don't feel sick at all. I do smoke. Could that be the reason my hard palate is white?
I can feel two small rough bumps on my palate a day after oral sex to my boyfriend, just a little red or pinkish, for 2 days already. What can it be?
Exam needed: If you continue to experience your symptoms, then an exam is necessary to make a DX. ...Read more
Numerous reasons: Here are some ideas: burning roof of mouth on hot food, nasopalatine duct cyst, abcesses tooth, use of very strong mouthwash or alchohol or chlorhexadine mouthwash, oral cancer, nasal polyps, a history of previous trauma to the area, oral yeast infection, periodontal infection, food impaction, recent anesthetic injection there, radiation therapy to the head or neck, palatal tooth impaction, etc. ...Read more
I feel no pain but when I look in the mirror I see the right side of my soft palate inflammed.....what is this?
What can cause a chronic pain in the hard palate? It often feels like there is mucus trapped in it.
Seek care: You need an evaluation with a dentist that has expertise in oral medicine. There are several possibilities that cannot be determined without a careful examination and history. ...Read more
Why do I feel a strange sensation of numbness in my tongue and palate all day? No recent surgeries or something
Hye. Iam siti. I want ask you about my ulcer at hard palate. Now I feel very painful and its difficult to me to eating and speach.?
Palatal ulcer: How long have you had it? Perhaps it's from an abrasion from hard food? Try salt water rinses or any number of over the counter medications at a local drug store or supermarket if available. Avoid hot and spicy foods. If you want faster relief or if it doesn't go away in two weeks you will have to see a local dentist or physician for a diagnosis and treatment if necessary and appropriate. ...Read more
Every time I eat certain foods, there's a pimple-like bump that appears on my soft palate. It's annoying bcuz it feels like food is stuck. What is it?
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
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
Is it normal for the surface of the soft palate to feel all bumpy and rough? Have felt it for years, but was never concerned about it.
Normal Anatomy: Most of these bumps are just variations of the normal anatomy of your mouth. However, if concerned ask your dentist at your next maintenance appointment. ...Read more
Yes: Cleft lip and palate is often hereditary, but can also appear for the first time in a family. About 40% of the time the cause of the cleft can be figured out. The rest of the time we don't know the cause. Hereditary clefting can occur frequently or infrequently in offspring. A genetics counselor with a cleft team can help you figure this out. ...Read more
Infection?: Hard to tell without examining you and taking a look at radiographs of that area. It may be from your tooth, it may be from your sinus... Give your dentist a call for an appointment. ...Read more
Generally, palatal expanders make room for upper teeth -- that's it.
If palatal expansion occurs in children younger than age 6 -7, it may actually help expand the floor of the nose as the palate expands. For adults, palatal expansion will do little for snoring. Snoring means there is airway obstruction, but where? Consider seeing an ENT for a complete exam of your airway to determine why. ...Read more
Smile wider...: Palate expander will expand the intermolar distance so that it would definitely increase the width of your smile, but not so noticeably in the facial width. It also will lower the palatal vault and increase nasal volume and thus help to treat oxygen deficiency which in many case eliminates the black ring beneath your eyes. This would change the appearance of your face. ...Read more