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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

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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Hi, so my tongue feels sore, sandy, swollen and bumpy, white/grey color, roof of mouth feels swollen. I have been around a lot of sawdust lately too?

Hi, so my tongue feels sore, sandy, swollen and bumpy, white/grey color, roof of mouth feels swollen. I have been around a lot of sawdust lately too?

Protection needed: If this environment is going to continue to be yours, you NEED to get and use a mask of sufficient rating to protect your mucus membranes. It's essential! Check online or at a library or Dr's office for advice on one. Also if good cleansing w/ water, non-alcohol mouthwash and rest doesn't fix it in a day, see a Dr or go to ER. You might be allergic. Be careful! ...Read more

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Roof of mouth pain and swollen lips?

Roof of mouth pain and swollen lips?

Not enough info.: Unfortunately your question doesn't really contain enough information to tell what is going on. This could be anything from a serious bacterial infection, to a virus, a burn or an allergic reaction. You need to have this evaluated by a dentist or a medical doctor Monday morning. If the swelling gets worse overnight then go to a hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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Bone on roof of mouth swollen and painful. What do I do?

Bone on roof of mouth swollen and painful. What do I do?

See dentist: Do you have a bump in the roof of your mouth? This may be normal. A lot of people have a 'torus' or bump of bone that they've had forever, but one day it gets injured or bruised and painful and then it draws their attention to it. If this hasn't gone away in 10 days, please see someone. ...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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I'm concerned because I have swollen gums and inflamed roof of mouth?

I'm concerned because I have swollen gums and inflamed roof of mouth?

See a periodontist: You need to see a periodontist they specialize in these kind of problems. Please don't let it go as it can cause a lot of damage if left untreated. ...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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Sore throat and red & swollen on roof of mouth?

Sore throat and red & swollen on roof of mouth?

Internet diagnosis x: How long have you had that? Any other symptoms? Very common complaints which cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Could be a common cold or 100 other things. Please wait it out and see if it goes away or consult your own primary care physician. ...Read more

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Feels like small bumps on soft area in roof of mouth, discloration on gums, gums are a little irritated I do have gum recess ion have had for years, swollen lymph on left side only. I'm scared?

Feels like small bumps on soft area in roof of mouth, discloration on gums, gums are a little irritated I do have gum recess ion have had for years, swollen lymph on left side only. I'm scared?

See Dentist ASAP: See your Dentist as soon as you can for examination, diagnosis and treatment. The swollen node could be from many things, not necessarily related to the mouth conditions. Gum tissue coloration varies and may be something more noticeable due to the recession or a calculus buildup. Palatal bumps could be from a number of things, as well. See the Dentist and get this resolved so you can not worry. ...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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Burned roof of mouth a few days ago now it still is sore and tissue is swollen could be infected how can I heal it faster?

Without further: Additional injury, the burn should resolve in 10-14 days since the accident, probably another week for you. Sorry, no miracle treatments are available to speed that healing process. Avoid spicy foods and use bland toothpaste. Ask your dentist about a prescription rinse that can help soothe the area while it heals. 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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My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

Dental exam: Cannot determine what problem is without exam. See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Swollen patch on the roof of mouth near wisdom tooth. Not in any pain. It bleeds quite a lot every so often. I floss & use mouthwash but no joy.?

Swollen patch on the roof of mouth near wisdom tooth. Not in any pain. It bleeds quite a lot every so often. I floss & use mouthwash but no joy.?

Probably abscessed: Sounds like the wisdom tooth is abscessed and draining through the path of least resistance, which in this case is the roof of your mouth. When a tooth abscesses, that means that decay has entered the pulp and the bacteria are producing nasty pus that is draining out of the root end of your tooth. Please see your dentist asap to get this tooth extracted. ...Read more

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Child has swollen gum in roof of mouth after tooth extraction. What is the best remedy?

Child has swollen gum in roof of mouth after tooth extraction. What is the best remedy?

Call the dentist: To find out if this was expected and how best to handle it, or if it requires that you child be seen again. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tonsil and canker soar at roof of mouth followed by irritation in my nose, why?

I have a swollen tonsil and canker soar at roof of mouth followed by irritation in my nose, why?

Cancer sore: Nobody knows the actual cause of these annoying lesions. They are often brought on by stress, including underlying infection. It is probable that you have a virus causing upper respiratory tract inflammation in your tonsil and nose and probably have a sore throat as well. These should clear up in about 8 to 10 days. Hope you feel better soon. ...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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What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Very sudden sore, swollen throat, red dots on roof of mouth. Completely fine when I woke up this am. What could it be?

Very sudden sore, swollen throat, red dots on roof of mouth. Completely fine when I woke up this am. What could it be?

Petechiae: Everyone wants to learn a new word right?
Were the spots there last night and went away or did the sores come up this afternoon? Either case warrants a peek from a dentist. You may have a sudden onset virus, allergic reaction to a food or petechiae (sometimes painful red dots on the roof of your mouth from trauma). As always if you can't breathe or swallow 911. I hope they feel better soon! ...Read more

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Help. Roof of mouth is yellow spotted and red blood lines. Tonsils swollen. Runny nose. Cough. Ben going on 3 weeks.?

Help. Roof of mouth is yellow spotted and red blood lines. Tonsils swollen. Runny nose. Cough. Ben going on 3 weeks.?

Sinus infection: Not sure about the roof of the mouth issues, but a runny nose that you have had for three weeks is likely a sinus infection. The drainage then is coming down your throat and causing inflammation of your tonsils. You should see your PCP or an ENT to check you for a possible sinus infection. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes for over year. Now my tounge and roof of mouth hurts. I have a sore on roof of mouth. My ears also hurt?

I've had swollen lymph nodes for over year. Now my tounge and roof of mouth hurts. I have a sore on roof of mouth. My ears also hurt?

Active/swollen nodes: Aka lymphadenopathy, that have been symptomatic for a year suggest a chronic problem w infection or systemic issues. This is not normal. Get to your otolaryngologist or oral surgeon asap. Very important that you be examined and find the source of this long standing issue. ...Read more

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All on right side. Pain when swallowing. Swollen on the back roof of mouth. Above my gums hurt, like top of jaw, and my temple hurts. No wisdom teeth. Help?

All on right side. Pain when swallowing. Swollen on the back roof of mouth. Above my gums hurt, like top of jaw, and my temple hurts. No wisdom teeth. Help?

Possibilities: Many come to mind. Could be infected tooth/teeth, gum infection, virus, oral bacterial infection, sinus infection, Gerd, etc. Start with your Dentist. If dental/oral cause ruled out, nthen next step is to see your Physician. Pain and swelling should not be ignored. ...Read more

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My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side.

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side.

Evaluation needed: It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I am no longer achy but still experiencing really bad painful sore throat with cough and no white on tonsils. Swollen roof of mouth and facial pressur?

I am no longer achy but still experiencing really bad painful sore throat with cough and no white on tonsils. Swollen roof of mouth and facial pressur?

Viral Syndrome: The group of symptoms you mentioned point to a viral infection. The early phase known as a viral prodrome can consist of body aches and a blah feeling. This can be followed by general cold symptoms, sore throat cough, a stuffy and or runny nose. Fluids and Acetaminophen or ibuprophen can help with the sore throat, and cough. These symptoms generally resolve in 2-5 days. If not better see your doc. ...Read more

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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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