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Doctor insights on: Swollen Palate Causes

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What may cause a blood blister on palate?

What may cause a blood blister on palate?

Trauma: Usually it is the result of trauma such as rough food (taco chip?), or suction. But if it doesn't disappear within a week -10 days, call your dentist to check it. If it doesn't resolve it might be something more serious. Please follow up on this. ...Read more

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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


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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?

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

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My hard palate is swollen and sore. What could this be caused by?

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

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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?

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 more

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What happens when the bottom hard palate hurts and is swollen?

Thanks for asking!: Any swelling of the palate requires checking by the doctor treating your mouth. There are many possibilities for the swelling and you need to have them find the cause. It can be simple or serious. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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?

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 more

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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

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

Uvula: I would suggest an evaluation to determine the cause is it due to snoring trauma or infection or allergy the treatment will be different and range from antibiotics possible steroids or even repairing a deviated nasal septum if snoring. ...Read more

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How long should the soft palate be swollen and/or have scabs after uppp surgery? Thanks!

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

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My hard palate is swollen and painful just behind rougae area after I was drinking a juice with a narrow straw forcefully what shoud I do?

"Pizza Palate": Pizza and other hot foods or liquids (coffee) also can burn the roof of your mouth. If the soreness persist beyond one week, call your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not a typical : Complaint. Was it a certain type of good that triggered the reaction? Any allergies to certain foods. Sorry can't offer a diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

Yes: If you are asymptomatic, that is without pain or bleeding from the tonsil, I would not do anything. If you are symptomatic with pain or pain on swallowing, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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!?

ENT problem: You need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist. What you are describing sounds like a very treatable problem. (Examples include local infection and a foreign body lodged in the palate with inflammation surrounding it) ...Read more

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Midline portion of palate is swollen and tender. I also wear a partial plate. Thoughts on what would be causing the swelling and tenderness?

partial plate: 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

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