Each of us has experienced a sore or swollen roof of the mouth at one time or another in our lives. This condition normally goes away after a few days and doesn’t usually require any type of dental treatment. For most people, having a swollen, and even painful palate is not a serious condition. However, it’s worth noting that in very rare circumstances a swollen roof of the mouth is indicative of a serious underlying condition such as oral cancer or an infection. If you notice any major changes to your mouth, teeth, or gums it’s important to schedule a visit to your dental professional.
Common Causes and When to See the Dentist
However, it’s important to know when the condition does warrant a visit to your Saginaw, MI dentist. You should have your oral health evaluated by the Saginaw, MI dental team which is headed by Dr. Jennifer Schau if:
- The inflammation in the roof of the mouth is accompanied by intense pain while chewing and swallowing
- It is as a result of severe burns caused by eating foods while they are too hot
- You’ve suffered injury from retainers, dentures, braces, or other dental appliances that no longer fit
- You’ve suffered another form of trauma to the mouth
- Part of the palate is extremely discolored
- The pain or discomfort does not go away after 5 to 7 days
Dental Care for Swollen Roof of the Mouth
Dr. Schau and team pride themselves in creating a relationship with their clients that makes them feel cared for and comfortable. They will carefully examine your mouth and establish the root cause of an inflamed roof of the mouth and recommend an effective treatment.