What are the four or five thin ridges on the roof of the mouth called?


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I’m trying to find what these things are called but can’t find it anywhere on the internet.

There are two rows of these thin protruding ridges or lines on the roof of the mouth that run perpendicular to the bone in the centre of the hard palate and meet on it.

My front one of these is cut and I’m wondering on how to treat them but can’t find anything because I don’t know what they’re called.
 
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Dr M

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Good day

I think you are referring to your palatine rugae. You can rinse with some luke-warm salt water or a chlorhexidine mouth rinse. Should clear up within 7 days if it is trauma related.
 
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