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My soft palate and gums are tender and painful.Hot beverages

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my soft palate and gums are tender and painful.Hot beverages and food intake is an uncomfortable experience.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 2 years ago.


To help me make a better diagnosis, can you upload a photo of that area here?

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Dr. Behere

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do not have any sores or lessions. Just feels smooth allover my mouth
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Toothbrush bristles hurt my gum while brushing
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 2 years ago.


There are a lot of possible causes for soreness of the palate and gums. Without a proper history and physical, I can point out the most likely ones:

- a fungal infection
- a nutritional deficiency
-a reaction to spicy foodstuff or vinegar
- gingivitis
- Burning Mouth Syndrome due to stress and other psychosomatic factors
- oral mucosal conditions like Erosive Lichen Planus

For now, start taking multivitamins, particularly folic acid supplements. Do not gargle with Listerine or any such mouthwash.

If the soreness persists for more than 2-3 weeks, see a dentist.

There is no need to panic. This is nothing dangerous.

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

Good Luck !

Dr. Behere