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Swollen Palate Causes
My husbands soft palate is swollen causing it to stick a make his throat feel like its closing he's waking up several times a night what could it be?
Sleep apnea?: Oftentimes during sleep we breathe with our mouths open which can dry out the oral tissues and make them "stick". Snoring can also contribute to this. I would recommend being tested for sleep apnea by a sleep specialist if this continues to be a problem. Also, a dental device can be fabricated to keep the airway open. ...Read more
Could be viral infec:
Mouth lining(roof and throat/tongue) are prone to viral infections(sometimes called Canker sores). They often produce shallow ulcers which take 2-3 weeks to heal spontaneously. Usually there is no treatment required.
So give it another 7-10 days. If it does not settle down then you need to go see your doctor for a medical check up. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
My 17 year old son woke up with a mouth pain, thought it was a toothache. Dentist said swollen palate. Refer to Endodontist. What could cause this?
Tooth Infection: Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing tooth pain-swelling and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can I do to treat swollen, red, painful hard palate that's been hurting for over a week? Should I avoid food? Can I put calendula ointment on it?
Visit your doctor: Swelling and pain of palate may be due to many reasons like trauma, allergy, irritants, infection, etc. Treatments vary depending on the underlying condition. If the symptoms persist more than 10 days, please visit your dentist or doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm experience pain where my hard palate is at and I think it may be swollen too. I'm 18 and freaking out because it is red and cut up how do I treat it?
What is the best way to reduce the size of a swollen soft palate? I am on nasonex, (mometasone) but that doesn't seem to help all that much. Any other suggestion
See your surgeon: The best person to answer your question is your surgeon since he knows your case. Everyone is different and healing can vary. Call the surgeon. ...Read more
After not eating for 12-24 hours and then begin to eat again my hard palate becomes very sore and swollen. Any help would be appreciated. Thx?
Middle part of the palate is swollen and there's some few dots from what I can see. Please help :(no sore throats etc, only swollen palate?
Severe decayed to molar. Extreme pain in my sinus and swollen soft tissue of palate. I can't eat. Dr appoiment is in 10 days I can't stand it untill then.
The first tooth past my canine is broken into the gums and sometimes bleeds. The past 2 days my hard palate is swollen and hurts. Is this serious?
Yes!: All infections are serious and potentially life threatening. You need to see a dentist asap and get the proper treatment including antibiotic coverage. Call your own dentist to discuss today. If fever, increased swelling, difficulty swallowing or breathing to emergency room or 24/7 medical facility. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I scratched my tonsils and soft palate while eating a tortilla chip. Tonsils are slightly swollen with a thin streak of white. Is this normal healing?
I noticed some light brown spots on my soft palate and i have a swollen right tonsil. I smoke once a week for 1.5 years (hookah). Should i be worried?
Yes: Smoking with a hookah can cause cancer. That said, what you're seeing may be anything from normal pigmentation to something quite serious. Please make an appointment to see your Dentist ASAP for an examination, hopefully to rule out anything serious. And please wean yourself off of any type of smoking habit unless you think the Surgeon General doesn't know what he's talking about. ...Read more
I have had painful swollen area in the upper palate of my mouth. I have been to the dentist today and he is not sure what it is, HELP!?
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 an 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