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What causes pain in the roof of the mouth?

Some possible causes of pain in the roof of the mouth include allergies, ear infection, tooth abscess, mouth ulcers, diabetes, menopause, oral thrush, dry mouth, herpes, canker sores, vitamin deficiency, mineral deficiency & eating very spicy food! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Bobby R Reply:

    This is in response to Lulu;

    While it is correct that oral cancer can arise anywhere in the mouth, it is almost never on the hard palate. In fact, at the University of Virginia, over a 43 year period, only 66 cases of primary hard palate cancer were seen. Reverse smoking, where the person places the burning portion of the cigarette into their mouth is a strong risk factor (Asia/India). Other forms of smoking are unclear as regards risk. So, depending upon one’s age, the odds of someone receiving a diagnosis of primary hard palate cancer (in the United States and Western Hemisphere) is at a minimum, 1 in every 10,000 people per year.

    So let’s not go spreading fear Lulu, OK?

  2. Angela Reply:

    Mouth pain can cause difficulty with speaking, eating, swallowing and may also disrupt A burning sensation on the tongue, cheeks and roof of the mouth is a Source:

  3. Magaret Reply:

    Pain is always caused by some type of infection, it may not be a serious infection but your gums could be infected some sort of way, try gargling in some warm salt and water.the best to you hope this works until you can see a dentistt

  4. Fredericka Reply:

    Call your dentist if you’ve had recent dental work done to ask if it could be the cause of your problem. Certain procedures, such as deep scale cleaning, can cause a burning reaction in a small percentage of patients. In addition, new ortho… Source:

  5. Lavina Reply:

    You probably have an infection. It may be from an upper tooth. The infection is causing pressure and swelling. You need to see a dentist right away to find and treat the source of the infection. If left untreated, the infection can spread a… Source:

  6. Lulu Reply:

    Nearly 30,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, according to "Diseases and Disorders." Oral cancer can develop in the tongue, inside of the cheeks or on the roof of the mouth. Source:

  7. Synthia Reply:

    My 5 month old son came was viral got worse 3 days later seemed to be home from daycare 6 days the tip of his tongue ago with 3 bumps on took to doc said it getting better but

  8. Delphia Reply:

    Have you taken antibiotics recently??

  9. Aurore Reply:

    It is caused by having something cold touch the roof of the mouth (palate), and is of blood vessels or a "referring" of pain from the roof of the mouth to the head.

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