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I bit my lip and now I have a lump

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Trauma: Depending on the severity of the lip bite, it may go down on its own or if you continue to bite it, you may develop a raised area, like a callous. Se... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
Dentistry 34 years experience
Not much to do: The first few days it will swell...Apply ice to reduce swelling and try not to reinjure area by being more careful with chewing and speaking for the... Read More
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Bit lip: I agree with dr andrea. In addition, if the area does not improve over the next few days, have the area examined by an oral surgeon, especially if i... Read More
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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
See Dentist: Your dentist may be able to modify the way your teeth come together so that you stop biting the area to allow it to heal. Once you start biting an ar... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
A blood blister.: A small amount of blood bled into the outer layer of the tongue causing a blister. As long as their is no pain nor pus, it will resolve within a few ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
3-10 days on average: Depending on the severity of the bite, you can expect healing to occur in a few days to a week.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Hematoma: Most likely it's a hematoma and may take a few days to be reabsorbed by the body.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Time: Give it a few weeks to heal. And try not to re injure the same spot. If things don't improve, see your dentist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Lip Swelling: If the swelling is from biting the lip, and the swelling does not contain much blood, taking anti-inflammatory medicine will help to control the swell... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Mucoceles: Inside your lip, you have a number of little salivary glands. This bubble is one of your glands that is essentially plugged up, which occurred with t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Not usually: You will not pass on herpes just from biting your lip unless you are having an active outbreak at the same time. However sometimes trauma can trigger ... Read More

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