Incisive Canal Oral Opening

Posted by cpabaraboo @cpabaraboo, Sep 21 2:06pm

I have lived with a condition for all my adult life where I can suck air into my mouth through a tiny hole in the roof of my mouth, which I believe is approximate to my incisive canal. The hole is small enough that I cannot blow air back through it, so it only really affects me when I'm drinking something thick like a milkshake or a smoothie.

It's a minor annoyance, and I would like to consider my options for having it closed, but I don't know where to begin. Could I have the spot in question cauterized to seal the hole?

I've asked many doctors about this and all have been stumped, so I'm guessing it's not a common occurrence.

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Have you consulted with an otorhinolaryngology specialist (ENT surgeon)?


I did consult with an ENT specialist and they didn't offer a treatment option. I think it's an uncommon / rare condition and will require a creative solution (even if it's a minor procedure).

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