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Discomfort in mouth when drinking or eating. Lumps on roof of mouth, swollen, painful. Is it normal?

My mouth is in agony but only wen I drink or eat. As soon as I take a bit to eat or sip of a drink just behind my very back teeth on the roof of my mouth 2 big lumps start to appear an become very swollen and very painful, but the minute there is nothing in my mouth there is no lumps or pain infact its all normal very confused
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Hello & welcome
As you are complaining that swelling appears while drinking or eating only this may be a case of salivary duct obstruction.
Because salivary glands get stimulated and secrete saliva as soon as you intake first bolus of food in the mouth, and if the opening ducts get blocked due to some calculus or any other region saliva can not be drained in mouth and this accumulated saliva can lead to swelling that is painful in nature and gradually subside when you are not drinking or eating anything.
so visit to your dentist and go for further check up.
bye and take care.
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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