Should I See a Dentist About Swelling in the Roof of the Mouth

Tenderness and swelling are common symptoms of toothaches and other oral issues. Even swelling in the roof of the mouth is common and takes place for different reasons. However, when you experience these symptoms it’s a good idea to see a dentist if you are unsure of the cause or if symptoms don’t go away in a few days. Dr. Mark Caceres of Marietta Dentistry has experience when it comes to uncovering the root causes behind many common oral issues and is committed to educating patients.

Common Causes of Tenderness and Swelling

Dr. Mark Caceres and his Marietta, GA dental team are committed to educating patients on common reasons why they may experience tenderness and swelling in the mouth. They also provide information on related blisters, dry mouth, and muscle spasms. Many of the root causes like dehydration are resolved on their own within a short time. Tenderness and swelling in the roof of the mouth are often caused by:

  1. Mouth sores
  2. Injury or trauma
  3. Eating hard food
  4. Eating or drinking hot foods and drinks

Home Remedies for Swelling in the Roof of the Mouth

Fortunately, there are many things that you can do if you experience these symptoms. If you suspect that the swelling of the roof of the mouth is coming from dehydration, simply drink more water. If dehydration has caused an electrolyte imbalance, drink sports drinks to balance your electrolytes. For most of these issues, the swelling will resolve on its own but you can take medication to aid the process.

When Should I See a Doctor?

Although it’s rare that swelling and tenderness in the roof of the mouth is caused by a serious health condition, it is possible. If your symptoms persist don’t hesitate to see a dentist. It’s also a good idea to visit a dentist if you suspect that your swelling may be coming from an underlying health issue. Whatever the case, it’s best to see a dentist to uncover the root cause.