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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.

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.

Fovea Palatinae: They appear as small depressed points at the junction between the soft and hard palate just off off the midline and are the ductal openings and recipients of distributaries of ducts of the surrounding clusters of mucous glands. ...Read more

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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Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Dental exam: You should see a dentist for evaluation. A hole in that area of the palate is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Back sides of hard palate on roof of mouth are swollen and sensitive. Any ideas what it could be?

Back sides of hard palate on roof of mouth are swollen and sensitive. Any ideas what it could be?

See your doctor: You should see a doctor or dentist for an evaluation. Is could be from a number of things so only a by a medical professional actually examining you would be the only way a proper diagnosis can occur and subsequently treatment options to alleviate your symptoms. ...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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Isn't "dental" issue pertaining only to the teeth? When one's palate or roof of mouth was injured during oral procedure, is it medical or dental issue?

Isn't "dental" issue pertaining only to the teeth? When one's palate or roof of mouth was injured during oral procedure, is it medical or dental issue?

Either: Dentists, oral surgeons and ear, nose and throat physicians all are concerned with the same area of the body. Any of these specialists may be consulted regarding the palate or roof of the mouth. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause roof of mouth on hard palate to be white?

Can post nasal drip cause roof of mouth on hard palate to be white?

Post nasal drip: Possibly it could be from the mucus present from the post nasal drip. If it lasts for more than a week I would have your dentist take a look at it. It could be a sign of something else. ...Read more

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Woke up to a little red bump on the roof of my mouth (palate). What's this sound like?

Woke up to a little red bump on the roof of my mouth (palate). What's this sound like?

Swollen palate: Sometimes a swelling can come from an infected tooth or gum it can be a draining fistula, it can be a cyst it can be a growth
have your periodontist or dentist evaluate the area. ...Read more

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I keep involuntarily sucking my mouth shut at night, tongue sticks to my palate real tight, mornings can't open fully. Tongue hurts+ tremor. What can it b?

I keep involuntarily sucking my mouth shut at night, tongue sticks to my palate real tight, mornings can't open fully. Tongue hurts+ tremor. What can it b?

Temporary Trismus: Temporary trismus is divided into intraarticular causes and extra-articular causes. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction represents the most common cause. I agree with others that a you should see a dentist to make sure you do not have an abscess which also represents a common cause. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also I see red dots on the soft palate. Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

Hi I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also I see red dots on the soft palate. Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

If you are...: If you are a smoker then stop. These can be sensations that are a warning to stop. I say this because you have smoker at the end of your message. These can be cause also by hot liquids if you do this frequently. Stop now before you have cancer. ...Read more

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I have a non painful red spot on the hard palate of the roof of my mouth. Could this be caused by trauma? Or something more serious

I have a non painful red spot on the hard palate of the roof of my mouth. Could this be caused by trauma? Or something more serious

Yes it could.: So, obviously we would need to get it examined asap. Without a photograph, it is impossible to give you any information that is relevant to you. Good luck! ...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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When I swallow saliva, my tongue exerts pressure hard against my palate but the pressure is backwards, pushing the roof of my mouth backwards. Normal?

When I swallow saliva, my tongue exerts pressure hard against my palate but the pressure is backwards, pushing the roof of my mouth backwards. Normal?

Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor), & need to distinguish "globus, " LPR. A GI doctor can assess motility &/or need 4 a Speech Therapist. ...Read more

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My hard palate is a little yellow and I've had cold symptoms for about a week. (not tasting, stuffed up, etc.) some small red patches on roof of mouth?

My hard palate is a little yellow and I've had cold symptoms for about a week. (not tasting, stuffed up, etc.) some small red patches on roof of mouth?

Mouth eruption: Your symptoms seem viral in nature, and the patches may be a specific type. Upper respiratory illnesses such as sinus infection can present similarly with nasal stuffiness and diminished taste. Bacterial infection such as strep throat is not usually a palatal disease. However, mononucleosis is always a concern for a range of symptoms and can be tested for. An exam is in order if you don't improve. ...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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Painful sores on roof of mouth, like semifirm blisters Cant really see them. Spread to gum across palate. Also palette slightly numb as if scalded.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Painful sores on roof of mouth, like semifirm blisters Cant really see them. Spread to gum across palate. Also palette slightly numb as if scalded.

Canker sores: Is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a strep type virus and bronchitis and I now have a small lump beside the hard palate in roof of my mouth toward the back, its mildly painful.

I have a strep type virus and bronchitis and I now have a small lump beside the hard palate in roof of my mouth toward the back, its mildly painful.

Strep type virus?: I am not sure who made the diagnosis. I am not sure of that be a real disease. Suggest you get examined by a licensed provider ...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

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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My throat hurts and palate area on roof of mouth is yellow, what could this be?

My throat hurts and palate area on roof of mouth is yellow, what could this be?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more

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I don't know if it's a sore throats but the roof of my mouth is yellow, palate is red and veiny and my throats is sore and nose runny. Limited space.

I don't know if it's a sore throats but the roof of my mouth is yellow, palate is red and veiny and my throats is sore and nose runny. Limited space.

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin may help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if the tightness of the throat is due to constriction. It can be an allergic reaction to something taken or inhaled. Call your doctor. If you cannot breathe and started wheezing, it is an emergency situation. ...Read more

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Water/saliva makes my throat tight; goes away if I don't swallow or eat something solid. Slightly relieved by pressing tongue against roof of mouth.

Water/saliva makes my throat tight; goes away if I don't swallow or eat something solid. Slightly relieved by pressing tongue against roof of mouth.

Symptoms Complex &:
result of a huge number of variables. As embodied Souls↔Mind↔Brain↔Body, the range of internalized history to body perceptions& behaviors is huge, thus huge individual variations. Suggest look up reported side effects of meds; e.g. http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Migraleve as one place to start. However, the list of interacting possibilities remains huge. Work at finding help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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What looks like a Canker sore on soft palate. Red spots in back of throat/roof of mouth. Mouth is also yellow in color instead of pink. What is this?

What looks like a Canker sore on soft palate. Red spots in back of throat/roof of mouth. Mouth is also yellow in color instead of pink. What is this?

That's not an easy?: Sorry about that, but I'm certain a doctor will need to examine you to answer that question. What other physical symptoms do you have? How long has this been an issue? Any fever? Maybe mono? Maybe oral herpes? The yellow could be superficial growth of bacteria or damaged skin or it might be jaundice. So, in a nutshell this is a situation where exam is unavoidable if you want answers. Feel better! ...Read more

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I feel itchy all over, leg, arm, eye. I ich my eye and gets worse. Stuffed up and sneezy. Roof of my mouth is warm, throat itchy, chest tight;cold?

I feel itchy all over, leg, arm, eye. I ich my eye and gets worse. Stuffed up and sneezy. Roof of my mouth is warm, throat itchy, chest tight;cold?

Allergy: This sounds miserable! If it came on abruptly within minutes I worry about an allergic reaction. Take an antihistamine right away and/or go to ER if it's progressing. Otherwise it could be a allergies. Itching all over is not usually part of a cold. ...Read more

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Where my uvula hangs the roof is all swelled. Hard time swallowing. Feels like I'm gunna swallow my uvula. Tight to breath?

Where my uvula hangs the roof is all swelled. Hard time swallowing. Feels like I'm gunna swallow my uvula. Tight to breath?

See doctor: It appears that you may have some inflammation going on and need to have a doctor check the area to figure out what may be causing the inflammation. People with long uvula tends to snore loudly as well and in some instances, the uvula can be shortened with surgery. ...Read more

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Chin/ bottom jaw tightness. Almost like when you take the first bite of something and your mouth tightens up. Tongue presses upward and tight very un?

Chin/ bottom jaw tightness. Almost like when you take the first bite of something and your mouth tightens up. Tongue presses upward and tight very un?

Is it better?: If better already, probably OK. If not, you may need a dentist. If a smoker, rule out cancer. If worsening daily, you will need blood tests (check blood counts). If involves upper part of jaw and you are taking medication for osteoporosis or other bone issues, you may have problems with TEmperomandibularbjoint.
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I was hit in mouth almost 2 weeks ago. My tooth is slightly loose lower front. It does not hurt how long to tighten up. I don't have money for dentist?

I was hit in mouth almost 2 weeks ago. My tooth is slightly loose lower front. It does not hurt how long to tighten up. I don't have money for dentist?

Difficult to say...: It really depends on how much damage was done to the underlying bone. In addition, if you are now hitting the tooth traumatically when you bite down, you may be preventing the bone from healing. It would be wise to budget dental care into your expenses, since failure to treat correctly can result in the loss of the tooth. All the best.... ...Read more

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Short of breath, chest got tight, hands, fingers and mouth/face tingled and tightened. Paramedics said hyperventilation. What to do next?

Short of breath, chest got tight, hands, fingers and mouth/face tingled and tightened. Paramedics said hyperventilation. What to do next?

Paper bag: To reverse hyperventilation rapidly, breathe into a paper bags (not plastic), making a tight seal around your mouth and nose. The idea is to re-breathe some of your own breath. Do this for 2-3 minutes and you should start to feel better. Continue if necessary, but not for more than 10 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Water makes my throat and nose tighten up, causes post nasal drip and makes it harder to breath through mouth/nose. Any reason?

Water makes my throat and nose tighten up, causes post nasal drip and makes it harder to breath through mouth/nose. Any reason?

Don't know: I have never seen this type of reaction from drinking water and thus suspect that it is more of an unusual manifestation of an anxiety reaction. I suggest that you seek psychologic counseling and/or a change in medical treatment if the behavior therapy has not helped. ...Read more

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What could cause a white oval bump on the roof of the mouth?

What could cause a white oval bump on the roof of the mouth?

Abscess: If the "oval bump" is close to the upper teeth, it could be caused by an abscessed tooth. See your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more