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Roof Of Mouth Has Indentations
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
Common: Herpes simplex virus - 1 (oral herpes) infections are common in the United States. About 68 % of the population are carriers of the virus. This infection is less common on the palate than on the lips. Once it happens, this infection tends to reoccur in the same place. This virus remains lodged and inactive (latent) in the relay houses (ganglion) of the nerve branches acting up two- three times/yr. ...Read more
You could have a food allergy or sensitivity to certain foods such as citrus or other types of spices. You should also check the toothpaste and mouth rinses you might be using. Do you smoke?
I would also advise having a periodontist or your general dentist do a full exam to verify that there isn't any pathology.
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Pizza burn: Ususally resolve on their own if you avoid the area when eating and try to keep it clean, using warm salt water rinses, you can see your dentist for any follow up or peace of mind and they may provide you with additional treatment, they may send you to a specialist like an oral surgeon if deemed necessary. ...Read more
See dentist: Very hard to diagnose your condition without looking at it. Are the bumps hard or soft? How long do you have them? Have they changed size? All these questions help determine what you have. ...Read more
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What is the line in the middle of the roof of mouth it's quite rough and rugged etc raised if u will is this normal.?
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.
Periodic sharp pains in roof of mouth (hard palette). Could this be caused by frequent clinching/grinding or a sign of something more serious?
Probable tooth probl: Teeth cause 90% of pain in the head. You should get a complete evaluation by your dentist to rule out any tooth or gingival issues. Your dentist will also check for less common lesions of the mouth. You may have a more severe problem that would require getting more doctors involved but the statistics are way on your side of having a tooth problem so start there. ...Read more
Ruggae or tori?: In the roof of the mouth toward the anterior there is sometimes a series of ridge formed by the mucosal folds, these are called ruggae. Ruggae is normal anatomical structure and no treatment is necessary. In the roof of the palate sometimes there is bony tubercle forming. The bony structure is termed palatal tori. The tori can be large and thus forming an indentation at the border. ...Read more
Not normal: It could be a few things from pizza burns to some form of pathology. If it does not go away within a week or two, I would suggest a visit to a dentist or oral pathologist. ...Read more
Been there awhile?:
If you have a sore on the roof of your mouth think back...Did you have something really hot (pizza is a good one) did you eat something sharp (tortilla chips), etc.
If this sore is more than a week or 2 old...Go to the dentist and have it looked at. May be something you need to get biopsied and treated. So...Put you mind at ease and go! ...Read more
Herpetic Infection: It could be an oral herpes infection which is the most common reason for "bumps on the roof of the mouth". This infection is characterized by the presence of sore little blisters that may coalesce into a painful large ulceration. This infection typically affects one side of the roof of the mouth only. It usually last for 10 to 14 days. There are some prescription antivirals that you can take. ...Read more
Leaking filling: You could have an old dental amalgam filling which is leaking and the taste could be perceived as metallic. ...Read more
Bony overgrowth: If this lump is hard and has been very slowly growing, it most likely is a palatal tori. This is an overgrowth of bone and is quite common. It usually does not require any treatment but can become irritated or scratched at times. However, if the lump has developed very rapidly or is soft and spongy, you should see your dentist asap for evaluation to rule out an abscess, cyst, or other pathology. ...Read more
Oral sex: It likely is caused by bruising from vigorous activity but you could check with your doctor to rule out sdts. You could also have a latex allergy if condoms are used. ...Read more
Palate pain: See your dentist to find the cause of your pain. ...Read more
43 year old black male, non tobacco user with a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?
Palatal lesion: See a dentist or your PCP and have them examine you. Cannot possibly diagnose this without being able to see it and obtain a full history. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more
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