When to Discuss a Sore Palate with Your Dentist

When to Discuss a Sore Palate with Your Dentist

Should I Worry about a Sore Palate?

There are many reasons why the roof of your mouth might become swollen or painful. Most of them don’t raise any cause for alarm. Some of these include a scratch that you might get from eating crunchy food or a burn from eating or drinking something that is too hot. Canker sores and cold sores can also cause swelling in the roof of your mouth. All of these are uncomfortable and even painful, but they usually go away in less than a week. 

When to Speak to Your Dentist

Even though swelling in the roof of your mouth is usually a minor problem, there are a few times when you will need to speak to your dentist or your doctor about a sore palate. If an underlying condition causes the swelling, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist. Health conditions such as oral cancer, human papillomavirus, and viral hepatitis can cause swelling and pain in the roof of your mouth. It is advisable to speak to your dentist if you believe that you have any of these conditions.

Let Oasis Dental Help!

You should also make an appointment Oasis Dental in Bala Cynwyd, PA if your swelling has persisted for longer than a week or the roof of your mouth is particularly painful. Dr. Spieler will be glad to answer any questions that you may have and help determine how to best treat the pain or swelling. You’ll find relief and improved oral health once he has treated whatever may be the primary cause and source of the pain and swelling.

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