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How much space should there be between your hard palate of your maxilla and your soft palate of your mandible?
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Oropharynx
The occlusion begins in the oropharynx as the tongue comes into contact with the soft palate and posterior-pharyngeal wall.
The dimensions of oropharynx in upright (antero-posterior dimensions of the oropharyngeal 5.8mm).

In brief: Oropharynx
The occlusion begins in the oropharynx as the tongue comes into contact with the soft palate and posterior-pharyngeal wall.
The dimensions of oropharynx in upright (antero-posterior dimensions of the oropharyngeal 5.8mm).
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: Incorrect question
There is no soft palate of the mandible.
The hard and soft palates are contiguous on the maxilla.

In brief: Incorrect question
There is no soft palate of the mandible.
The hard and soft palates are contiguous on the maxilla.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. TOM WRIGHT
Dentistry - Periodontics
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In brief: There is no slft pal
There is no soft palate of the mandible.

In brief: There is no slft pal
There is no soft palate of the mandible.
Dr. TOM WRIGHT
Dr. TOM WRIGHT
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Is this a sleep apne
Is this a sleep apnea question?Please consult with the gelb center in new york city.

In brief: Is this a sleep apne
Is this a sleep apnea question?Please consult with the gelb center in new york city.
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
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Dr. Seth Black
The soft palate is actually the soft tissue part of the maxilla that extends backwards from the hard bone portion of the maxilla. It hangs down towards the tongue and known as the Uvula. When swallowing it is important for the soft palate to elevate and close the upper nasal passages to insure food and liquids go down the esophagus and into the stomach. It also allows for proper phonation. If too short speech is nasal and food can go in the wrong direction...as in cleft palate defects. Of too long it can be a cause of obstructive sleep apnea
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