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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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I have a tooth ache and a very painful swollen bump on center of the roof of my mouth. Do you have any ideas of possible cause and how to ease pain?

I have a tooth ache and a very painful swollen bump on center of  the roof of my mouth. Do you have any ideas of possible cause and how to ease pain?

Possible infection: The most common reason for a painful swelling in the mouth is an infection. This is not something you can treat on your own. While antibiotics can help short term, unless the source of the infection is eliminated, it will keep returning. You need to see a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I've been having a sore throat runny nose the roof of my mouth feels swollen 2 bumps in the back of my tongue went away a day ago what's going on?

I've been having a sore throat runny nose the roof of my mouth feels swollen 2 bumps in the back of my tongue went away a day ago what's going on?

Influenza: You have the flu! Check out CDC.gov site for more info.its all over the USA.vet a nose swab done to confirm it.drink lot of fluids and take rest. ...Read more

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What are the causes of those little bumps in the roof of your mouth to become swollen and hurt?

What are the causes of those little bumps in the roof of your mouth to become swollen and hurt?

Palatal bumps?: It could be a host of possibilities. Without seeing it in person, it's hard to say and only a guess. Irritation from food and inflammation from smoking would be my first two guesses. Have your own dentist take a look at it and try to establish the exact cause in your case. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down

Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down

Pain is never normal: The damage is done, the too-hot food has been consumed, and your burned mouth is swollen. Avoid sharp, crunchy foods, vitamin E application and good oral hygiene will heal the condition in seven days. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

Palatal tori: It may be palatal tori, which is a normal overgrowth of bone on the roof of your mouth. Sometimes food or your toothbrush can scrap the tender tissue stretching over the tori causing pain. Rinse with warm salt water. You need to see a dentist to make sure you do not have a palatal abcess due to an infected tooth or less likely oral cancer. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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