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Sandpaper Roof Of Mouth
Rough patch on roof of mouth near the back. Having trouble swallowing throat feels hairy or like sandpaper! What could this be?? No pain!!
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
Nasal drip, slight ear ache, paleness. Throat feels like sandpaper. Little red dots on roof of mouth towards throat. For abt 24hrs. Can this be strep?
Anything is possible: But it sounds more like a nasopharyngitis something inflaming the nose and throat which tends more to be viral in etiology. In fact most sore throats are viral in cause too. Classically strep throat presents with fevers, tender neck nodes, tonsil exudate (yellow white material) and the lack of cough (so called Centor criteria) but even these aren't found in all cases. ...Read more
What could be causing the roof of my mouth and inside gum-line to be like "sandpaper"? I first felt this roughness 2 days ago. It is not painful. However today I noticed a small lump of irritated skin attached just about an inch below the front inside o
The roughness and patches in your mouth can be attributed to a couple of things - and infection or a reaction to a type of food you ate.
Foods - some people experience excoriation of oral membranes if eating a food that they are sensitive to. For instance, if you eat a fruit that is highly acidic such as kiwi, it can be irritating to the mouth. Some people experience sensitivity to spicy foods or cinnamon flavored candy/food. This is resolved by avoiding foods that can cause irritation.
Infection - there are fungi that reside in our bodies that may grow out of control if our immune system is affected or decreased. One infection that can occur in the mouth is called "thrush, " caused by the fungus, candida. This infection is manifested by red or white, irritated patches in the mouth. It can be treated with otc topical solutions, but please note that healing could take a couple of weeks. It will be important to follow up with your doctor if symptoms persist, despite otc treatment. Oral cancers and other infections have similar early symtpoms, as you are currently experiencing. ...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.
http://www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more
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
Have a dentist: Examine your mouth.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
43 year old black male, non tobacco user has a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?
Time to see Doctor:
This type of problem needs an office visit for evaluation.
Being a smoker you must make sure nothing serious is present. If the problem hasn't gone away in a month trying to ignore it further is unwise. See a physician soon! ...Read more
Out of nowhere 2 bumps on roof of mouth. When I slide my tongue on it it feels like a black and blue (that pain)?
Could be: Could be burn, scratch, ulcer, neoplasm, etc. Has to be visualized to be identified, after which appropriate care can be prescribed. Please see an Oral lesion expert, your Dentist. ...Read more
Is it normal to have hard lumps on roof of mouth? No pain at all just noticed a few while roaming my tounge up there
Small pimple in back sides/roof of mouth, soft tissue. 1 to 2 days get bigger, annoying, then pop. No pain. Then another. Maybe 1 per week.
Oral surgeon: Hard to say without exam. See oral surgeon when bumps are present for diagnosis. ...Read more
Hole in roof of mouth and swelling around it I can feel the swelling and hole w my tongue and see the hole in the mirror. It's very painful 2the touch?
Hard to say...: It could be an ulcer with raised edges... Impossible to tell without looking at it. A true "hole" would communicate to your sinus, which can occur during an extraction. Unknown if you recently extracted a tooth. Have your dentist take a look to put your mind at ease. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment depends on the cause and I regret that it is not feasible to discern the cause without examining you. Did you burn/scald the roof of your mouth? You may wish to wait it out. If it is not better in a couple of weeks, please consult a doctor in-person. ...Read more