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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Hard Palate

07/19/2011

Question:

Why do I have broken blood vessels on the roof of my mouth there is no pain, is it something I should be concerned about?

Answer:

If you have varicosities (tiny blue wiggly lines), it is probably normal/OK.  However, they might indicate a more serious underlying problem if you have really high blood pressure or a bleeding/coagulation disorder.  If you have, or suspect you have, any of these conditions, you should contact either your dentist of primary care physician. I hope this helps and good luck!

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University