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What dangles down from my hard palate?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Uvula

A soft tissue called the uvula.
It is needed for pronunciation and proper phonation.

In brief: Uvula

A soft tissue called the uvula.
It is needed for pronunciation and proper phonation.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. James Donley
Back beyond the hard palate is the soft palate from which hangs the uvula. The soft palate and uvula along with the tongue falling backwards are factors in obstructive sleep apnea
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry

In brief: Palatal tori

Palatal tori, is a bony protrusion from the hard palate, encroaching into the palatal vault and taking a way the tongue space.
Many times it is so large that the patient could not eat well. In many cases they should be removed prior to making a partial or a denture for better retention and comfort (tongue space invasion).

In brief: Palatal tori

Palatal tori, is a bony protrusion from the hard palate, encroaching into the palatal vault and taking a way the tongue space.
Many times it is so large that the patient could not eat well. In many cases they should be removed prior to making a partial or a denture for better retention and comfort (tongue space invasion).
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dr. Donald Alves
...or do you just mean the Uvula at the end of the (soft) palate?

In brief: Nothing

Nothing should dangle down from your hard palate.
Towards the throat behind the hard palate is the soft palate and from that hangs down the uvula at the entrance way to the throat - esophagus.

In brief: Nothing

Nothing should dangle down from your hard palate.
Towards the throat behind the hard palate is the soft palate and from that hangs down the uvula at the entrance way to the throat - esophagus.
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