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skin underneath my tongue got ripped and now there is a hole with something white sticking out what should i do

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Torn tongue-tie: Most likely torn toungue-tie is the cause of bleeding. Let him see a ENT surgeon , possibly could be fixed by a minor procedure .

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Frenum: It sounds like you are referring to the lingual frenum, which is normal and nothing to be concerned about. It is a flap of tissue that attaches the u ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Cut: Just like a paper cut can be very annoying, and just like a paper cut should heal in just a few days. OTC Orabase-B (with Benzocaine) dabbed on sore s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bumps Under a Tongue: Although many conditions can cause white oral lesions, only a few cause bumps on the ventral surface: oral candidiasis, leukoplakia and apthous ulcers ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Possible stone: In salivary duct, but these things are usually somewhat painful. It doesn't sound like a cancerous growth, but always possible. If it persists, show ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tongue: They are the normal openings of the saliva gland ducts called papilla
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Ulcer most likely: Oral (apthus) ulcers can be very painful. The good news is they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days. In the mean time stay away from spicy and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely not: This lingual attachment really serves no purpose and varies from individual to individual. You can have the pediatrician take a look just to be sure ( ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Bruxism guards help if you are clenching and/or grinding your teeth. It is unknown if you do so. Please consult with a local dentist to see if your pr ... Read More
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Its not completely: clear what your question is? The upper labial frenulum is a piece of tissue connecting upper lip to gum. If it gets injured it is generally best left ... Read More

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