Swelling in the roof of your mouth can happen for a number of reasons. Most of the time, it’s not serious. In most cases, the swelling is due to a scratch or some other injury that occurs to this area of your mouth. This can happen if a piece of crunchy food causes a scratch. Also, a burn can be the result of eating or drinking something that was too hot. Sometimes, canker sores and cold sores can cause pain and swelling in the roof of the mouth. These are definitely uncomfortable, but they are not typically serious. The good news is that they usually go away on their own in less than a week.
When to See A Dentist About Swelling in the Roof of the Mouth
Some underlying health issues such as oral cancer, viral hepatitis, and human papillomavirus can cause swelling in the roof of the mouth. These conditions are relatively rare, but they do require regular treatment from your doctor and a Bernardsville, NJ dentist. Please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment if you believe that you might have one of these conditions. Also, you should see a dentist if the swelling in the roof of your mouth does not go away in a week or if it is particularly painful. Dr. James Kellam and the staff at Bernardsville Dental Care will be able to determine the cause of the swelling and find a treatment that works best for you.