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How can sores on the roof of the mouth be treated ?

The roof of my mouth is sore for last one week. I have been applyiing Daktrin oral gel withiout any relieve. I am male aged 52.
Asked On : Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Cold Sores and Canker Sores are the most common causes of sores on roof of mouth.
Warm salt water works well and is soothing. The ulcers normally take about 2 weeks to go away whether you use something or not to treat them. The roof of the mouth is involved in speaking, eating and just swallowing, so it can be very tender. There is a medicine called Debacterol that will take the sting out of it.
have a healthy and well balanced diet with special emphasis on citrus fruits and green vegetable to boost immunity and facilitate the process of healing.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
The soreness on roof of mouth may be due to-
Irritation of dentures/appliances placed in your mouth.
Periapical abscess developed from dental caries.
Periodontal abscess developed from gum infections.
Please do get a thorough clinical evaluation done.
Discontinue use of appliances/dentures causing allergy.
The pus if present has to be drained and curetted.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Sores at the roof of the mouth can be due to allergy, physical or chemical trauma by some food products or dental filling material.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done.
Apply MUCOPAIN or DOLOGEL oral ointment topically over the affected area.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles to prevent infection and promote healing.
Use lukewarm saline gargles to give soothing effect.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Please try to understand this fact that without exact diagnosis and evaluation any self medication can be harmful.

Soreness in the roof of mouth is not common.

It can be due to any abscess due to decayed toot,candida infection,dryness and dentures.

There could be many more such reasons.

Therefore please get it examined once clinically by your dentist.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
roof of mouth that is palata can have sores or ulcers due to variety of reason including
1.irritation from denture or any other dental aplliance
2.cold or canker sores
3.physical or chemical trauma due to some food
these sore need atleast a week time to subside as blood circulation is least in the palate as compared to other parts of mouth
now what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist so that the exact reason may be known and proper measure be taken
in the mean while you can do following to get relieved
1.luke warm saline rinses 4-6 times daily
2.aplly some gum astringents like oracep or hiora after every rinse
3.mucopain can be applied 10-15 minutes before taking food so that you may easily eat
4.lactovit and zincovit tablet once daily
5.vitamin c supplements will also help
hope that helps
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Anisha Parmar's  Response
are your all teeth ok .is there cavity in any of your teeth is yes then this may be the can take sutshekher ras 2tab 3time for 15 days.also avoid spicy food for that time.
Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Dentist Dr. Vishal Jain's  Response

there r many reason for the sore mouth.
i suggest consult to dentist and apply ointment for symptomatic relief.
any viral infection, immunity loss, stress, excess heat, hot liquid, spicy food, can cause it.
avoid all such factors and take medication. you will be fine in a week.


Answered: Wed, 25 Jan 2012
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, please apply Mucopain and Hexigel ointment alternatively 3-4 times a day. This would provide temporary relief. Please consult a dentist and go for complete oral examination to know the diagnosis. It may be a viral infection, allergy, exposure to extremely hot foods etc. The treatment has to be planned after diagnosis. Take care!
Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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