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Pain on hard palate. Had injury in mouth. Is it the effect of the injury?

My hard palate is very painful to touch on the curve up behind teeth(if that makes any sense). It is very painful to touch. I fell and hit my mouth when I was 12, and was told I wouldn't know of any nerve damage until I was about 15 or 16. I am 15 now. There is no discolouration of the front teeth attached to the once injured gums.. Am I now possibly feeling the affects of the injury?
Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
pAIn on hard palate may be due to-
Associated decayed/periodontally infected/traumatised tooth.
Use of dentures causing allergy also can result in such situations.
A thorough clinical and x-ray examination is required to find out the cause of this.
Meanwhile,pus if present has to be drained/curetted.
Take complete course of antibiotics.
Discontinue use of dentures.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for posting the query,

Pain on the hard palate can be due to trauma caused at the time of accident, there are chances that the tooth are traumatised and infected may also drain abscess in the palatal area.

Moreover pain can be due to injuries by food products, cracked tooth, noncancerous growth and also due to inflammed salivary gland.

To rule out the possibilities visit to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon get clinical evaluation done, take an OPG x-ray , you probably have to go for root canal treatment of the affected teeth.
Go for complete mouth scaling and polishing.

Take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic.
At home maintain a good oral hygiene, use lukewarm saline gargles, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.


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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Pain in the hard palate is may be due physical trauma to the palatal mucosa that has lead to inflammation .

Any infection of the tooth may spread to the palatal area , ulceration , infection of minor salivary glands , cystic growth are other possible reasons for pain in the palate.

i would suggest you to get an OPG radiograph done which will help in ruling out the exact cause and will help in diagnosis .

accordingly treatment can be carried out by a dentist.

continue with the course of antibiotic Augmentin 625mg along with analgesics like aceclofenac two times daily for 3 to 5 days .

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggest that you have developed an abscess in your upper palate due to trauma received long back ,as you have mentioned.

Do not worry,it is curable.

Here i would suggest you o visit your dentist and get a x ray done .after that the extent of infection can be very well traced.

you must start with antibiotics and analgesic course after consultation.

The abscess can be drained out through the canal and tooth can be saved by root canal treatment.

Hope it helps.


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