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How to heal a burned tongue

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You : You mentioned that the sore spot developed. Did it occur over a period of time, or immediately after you ate something hot? How long have you had it? ... Read More
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The problem with using orajel on your tongue, is that it will quickly be washed away by your saliva. My advice is to take tylenol (acetaminophen) or a... Read More
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 35 years experience
Burned tongue: Orajel could be used anywhere in the mouth .But it is only temporary till you see your dentist for the proper diagnosis and treatment .The prolonged u... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
Dentistry 46 years experience
Cold: Ice is the best local anesthetic applied to the burned area. A rinse with lidociane or Benzocaine may also help.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Salt water gargles: Besides tincture of time, try salt water gargles, which help soothe and cleanse the oral cavity. You can try over the counter benzocaine, which will h... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Time: Not much else, suck on some ice chips might be soothing also. It will heal quickly.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Time: The mucosa of the mouth and tongue heal fairly quickly. A small burn will usually resolve on its own in 2-4 days. If it is large you should see a doct... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
Dentistry 29 years experience
Time: Time will heal. Tongue is well vascularized and will heal quickly. Best to have a dentist take a look.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Time: It sounds like you are already getting better. Ice on the area, or a local numbing agent, like oragel may help with the pain.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends: On the severity of the burn. Basically some ice and time. Fortunately the tongue heals very quickly eventhough it will be unconfortable for a short t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Time: Sorry don't have anything else for you.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
14 - 21 days: Complete regeneration of lingual papillae and taste buds is obtained within 14-21 days.

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