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What causes the roof of your mouth to itch?

What causes the roof of your mouth to itch?

Fungal infection?: Or allergy to something you ate or drank? If it persists and you can't figure it out, see your dentist to try to determine the cause. ...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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What does the roof of your mouth look like?

What does the roof of your mouth look like?

Pink with ridges: A normal palate is pink, with firmly attached tissue. There are ridges called rugae towards the front that are alike a finger print and helps give stop points for your tongue during speech and swallowing. The back of your hard palate is smooth and transitions into the soft palate that vibrates during speech and lifts during swallowing. The uvula is the pink dangling tissue in the center back. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to heal a cut on the roof of your mouth?

What is the fastest way to heal a cut on the roof of your mouth?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Please describe these 2 holes in the roof of my mouth?

Please describe these 2 holes in the roof of my mouth?

Good question?: You shouldn't have any holes in the roof of your mouth. Are you sure they are "holes". Have your dentist take a look. We have no way of seeing what you see. ...Read more

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Why is the roof of my mouth grey?

Why is the roof of my mouth grey?

IDK: Grey? That sounds unusual. Do you have enough light to see it properly? Maybe it's just some shadowing. See your dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Why is roof of my mouth blue?

Why is roof of my mouth blue?

Can't be sure: ..Without an exam but it is likely either a bruise if you have had any trauma recently in that area or a result of food/drink discoloration. I think these are the most likely causes but you really should be seen by a dentist for an exam to rule out more serious and less likely possibilities. ...Read more

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What is the roof of my mouth white?

What is the roof of my mouth white?

Film: A mouth film can be caused by many possibilities including alcohol or toothpaste ingredients. Try avoiding alcohol based mouthwash and toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulphate to see if it improves. Also be sure to practice good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause you roof of your mouth to hurt?

Not usually: if you have a torus mandibularis ( a bump on the roof of your mouth which is a bony deformity) that can get irritated and inflamed by cigarettes smoke. You need to see your doctor for an examination, especially since long-term tobacco smokers can get oral cancer. The single best thing you can now do for your health is to talk to your doctor about ways to quit tobacco smoking. ...Read more

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What does a white patch on the roof of your mouth mean?

What does a white patch on the roof of your mouth mean?

Fungal infection?: Or lots of other possibilities. All white lesions need to be examined and evaluated. Some are easily treated and others require a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is white. What does this mean help!?

The roof of my mouth is white. What does this mean help!?

Roof of my mouth is white: could be Thrush, Oral Candidiasis Nystatin Pastilles: 200,000 u lozenge 4 times a day for 14 days Swish and swallow: 500,000 4 times a day for 14 days Recommending first to be examined by doctor ...Read more

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Why does some of the roof of my mouth hurt and feel weird?

Why does some of the roof of my mouth hurt and feel weird?

Depends: Without more information, it's hard to be sure. Apthous ulcers may occur on the palate and are painful. These usually go away with no problem. Other infections, irritations (for example, by dentures) and some tumors may also be located here. If there is a lump, you should consider having it checked by your doctor or dentist. Chances are its nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What could cause a white oval bump on the roof of the mouth?

What could cause a white oval bump on the roof of the mouth?

Taurus: It may be taurus palatines. A benign bony grout (if it is hard) or a lipoma (fat tumor) if soft. ...Read more

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How can I itch the roof of my mouth? It's really irrating, help?

How can I itch the roof of my mouth? It's really irrating, help?

Many things.: There are anumber of reasons for itching. Have you changed your toothpaste or mouthwash recently? You may be having a reaction to one of them. Look at the products that you use in you mouth. An infection can cause itching. So can vitamin deficiencies and anumber of diseases. It is best to see you dentist and have this checked out. ...Read more

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Roof of my mouth turned white whenever I eat something it hurts?

Roof of my mouth turned white whenever I eat something it hurts?

Mouth pain: hello ~ this is either due to previous scald injury to roof of mouth from swallowing very hot, or even too spicey food (vindoo curry) or a viral or fungal infection of mouth ( herpes or coxsackie stomatatitis or candidiasis). In 1. cold fluid and food for 5 - 7 days, 2. see a doctor. 0.1% triamcinolone dental paste will help take pain away. thanks ...Read more

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What makes the roof of your mouth peel and what can be done about it?

What makes the roof of your mouth peel and what can be done about it?

Desquamation: It happens after pizza because you likely burned it, and any noxious substance can cause the hard palae mucosa to renew itself. If it stays raw, ask your dentist or seek an ENT doc to assess. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have a bump on the roof of your mouth?

Torus Palatinus?: There are many possibilities and without actually being able to examine you, no way to know for sure. It may be a torus (excess bone) and nothing to be concerned about, or.........Something that is not normal and requires treatment. You will need to see a local dentist to find out what it actually is. ...Read more

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What causes the roof of my mouth to be so dry and what can I do about it?

What causes the roof of my mouth to be so dry and what can I do about it?

Dry throat: That can be caused by medications or salivary duct issues most of the time. I would recommend seeing a dentist, also drink plenty of fluids like water or tea. Try to get good nutrition as well. ...Read more

Palate (Definition)

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 ...Read more