I have a crack on the roof of my mouth(CleftPallet) I don't know if it's Normal.


Q: The crack goes from my top front teeth where the gap between the two teeth are, completley straight through the roof of my mouth,I can run my tongue across it and once it gets to the softer section it ends.The left side of the crack seems to be more elevated then the other, like its layering? im really confused. Sorry if i explained it wierd. Theres been times it hurt. had a bruse like pain where i could push my finger through the roof of my mouth easily. (cleftPallet)


A:   Cleft palate is a birth defect caused when there is some abnormality during gestational development of the palate. Usually there may be other developmental problems along with the cleft palate, so an examination with a doctor is important.
Problems with cleft palate include feeding problems, speech difficulty and repeated ear infections. Usually a cleft palate is repaired within the first year of life, though you may consult your doctor for other treatment options like speech therapy and surgery.

Related Q&A

Q: Swallowed a foam earplug accidentally into my mouth and now its in my throat

Q: Hi. Around a week ago, i felt like something was stuck on the roof of mouth. I scraped the area pretty good. Further ...

Q: It all started with a sore throat which got cured but i had pain on the sides of the throat and tingling and heavines...

Q: My daughter has a sore under her tongue, little bumps in the back of her tongue and some red spots on the back of her...

Q: My son is at college and is a swimmer...under tongue was hurting this past Sunday. On Monday, he felt an enlarged lym...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon