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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! ?

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)

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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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.

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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.

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I'm experience pain where my hard palate is at and I think it my 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 my 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.

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My soft palate and throat are swollen and I feel nauseas today?

See a physician: Sounds miserable. Do you have a fever? If it continues or you feel worse I would see a physician.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Need antibiotics: Go to urgent care/er or your primary care physician asap - you clearly have a tooth infection and probably an abscess. You need antibiotics right away.

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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.

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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 your 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.

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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 a s ore will develope because it is trying to occupy the same space as your partial. Adjust the partial or remove the tori

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I have a swollen palate. My dentist removed my wisdom tooth to see if that would help but its still swollen. What could be causing the swelling?

I have a swollen palate. My dentist removed my wisdom tooth to see if that would help but its still swollen. What could be causing the swelling?

Many possibilities: Is it hard or soft, movable, located next to teeth or in the midline, red, white, or normal pink, painful to the touch or not, infected, etc? If your Dentist has not been able to diagnose the lesion, ask your Dentist to recommend an Oral Surgeon for consultation.

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For 4 months, I have had intermittent swelling of my soft palate (it doesn't look swollen, but appears to be sinking lower in my mouth). What is it?

? ? Epiglotitis: Please consult ENT specialist at the earliest. The description you have given is not clear. My concern is you should not have a serious problem like epiglotitis missef out. All the best!

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