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What is a swollen spot on the roof of your mouth?

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What is a swollen spot on the roof of your mouth?
Can you tell me more about this?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have a slightly swollen area on the roof of my mouth. It looks like it could be a burn. The color is normal. I don't have any irritation or pain.

On the hard palate or the soft palate? How does it look like a burn if the color is normal?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The color is the same as the other side. It's about the size of a dime. I have had it for two days. The palate between my teeth.

So is it raised or more like a crater?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It is raised.


OK. There are minor, small salivary glands in the palate and this is probably one of them that is temporarily blocked. It should resolve in the next few days but if it doesn't, have your doctor look at it.
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