Why is the roof of my mouth sore?

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Why is the roof of my mouth sore?

It’s not uncommon to experience tenderness and swelling in different areas of your mouth. Feelings of tenderness and swelling can be felt in the roof of the mouth too. This usually happens for a variety of different reasons. However, most aren’t serious and can be easily explained.  Dr. Stephen Petinge and his team believe that patient education is a big part of quality dental care. As a result, they aim to provide quality care and education to all their patients.

Why is the Roof of my Mouth Swollen?

Tenderness and swelling in the roof of your mouth can result from too much alcohol consumption, dehydration, or even hard candy scraping against the roof of your mouth. However, it should be noted that tenderness and swelling are usually not indicative of a  serious illness although it can be. Instead, these symptoms usually develop as a result of:

  • Canker sores
  • Trauma/Injury
  • A Build up of Mucous
  • Noncancerous masses
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • A Burn from a Hot Drink
  • Too much alcohol

Home Remedies for Mouth Soreness

Symptoms of swelling and tenderness in the mouth usually resolve on their own. However, there are occasions when these symptoms signify a more serious health condition. In these situations, it’s best to see a dentist as soon as possible. However, if a serious illness is not the reason for your discomfort there are a few things you can do at home to get relief. The Saugus dental team of North Boston takes pride in educating patients on different all the ways that you can bring relief and comfort to a swollen and tender mouth. They are as follows:

  • Increase liquids
  • Consume sports drinks
  • Take medication

If home remedies are unsuccessful and you suspect that there may be underlying health issues, see a Saugus, MA dentist right away. A dentist will be able to find the root cause of your symptoms and help resolve the issue. Give us a call. We’re here to help.