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Swollen sacs on the roof of mouth. Pressure on sinuses. What could it be?

My teeth have been driving me crazy for the past 3 days, I cant sleep or focus. I guessed it was my wisdom tetth coming in and my teeth were shifting to make more room. When I woke up this morning, I found two swollen sacs on the roof of my mouth. I can move one of them with my tongue , it puts pressure on my sinuses though. What is it?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

As per your symptoms , you probably have an infection from the upper teeth or wisdom tooth , this infection is causing pressure and swelling on the roof of mouth.
It can also be an allergic reaction to something that come in contact with the lining of your mouth, can also be an salivary gland infection.

Visit to Dentist and gt an checkup done .
Take an x-ray.

At home maintain a good oral hygiene.
Use saline water gargles3-4 times a day.
Use chlorhexidine gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Swelling in the roof of the mouth can be because of gum infection or by trauma or the food lodgement. Some times when you eat some thng hard or bite from the front teeth the gum between the front teeth is traumatized and is swollen. Or it can be because of the poor oral hygeine. You have to visit the dentist to find out the exact diagnosis as with out clinical examination we can not comment on this. Till then you can do warm saline rinses 2to 3 times a day and maintain very good oral hygeine.
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to erupt in the oral cavity and often its eruption is associated with symptoms like pain and discomfort in eating , difficulty in opening mouth , swelling in the jaws and sometimes infection.

wisdom teeth are often tilted in position and impacted in the bone , gums overlying the tooth usually undergoes inflammation known as pericoronitis .

swollen sac like structure you have mentioned is may be the pericoronal flap or the infection arising from wisdom tooth.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

consult a dentist and get the examination done and if needed get the tooth extracted surgically this will subside your swelling as well.

i hope this helps ,

take care.

Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

swelling in the roof of the mouth could be due to many reasons.following are the reasons given below.

1.palatal tori in the roof of mouth.

2. Any minor salivary gland infection.

3. Erupting wisdom tooth ,if it is infected ,can develop an abscess which is presenting in the form of sac in the palatal roof.

There fore you must visit your dentist and get evaluated clinically.As it is a matter of concern.

Hope it helps.

Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
It can be a palatal tori which is a normal overgrowth of bone in the roof of mouth or any minor salivary gland infection or as you said you have erupting wisdom tooth ,if it is infected ,can develop an abscess which is presenting in the form of sac as described by you . Get an x- ray done to rule out if it is due to infected wisedom teeth .
I would advise you to see your dentist for clinical examination as he can decide the exact cause for it.
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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swelling present on your palate may be because of infection.visit your dentist and get xray.diagnosis made only after clinical and radiographical examination.if irupting tooth is infected it can be palatal infection.and if pus present you feel relief only after pus between you can take antibiotics and pain killars with maintain your oral hygiene properly by oral rinse with chlorhexidiene mouth wash.if your wisdom teeth is not coming in rite direction it can also cause pain.then it should be extracted.
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