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Tongue sore

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Did you bite it?: That's the most likely explanation i can think of... Did you have any recent dental work done etc?
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Dr. Thomas Marxen
35 years experience Periodontics
Many causes: Did you bite your tongue? Wait a few days and see if the signs and symptoms go away. If not, see a doctor. Oral cancer can start under the later ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience Dentistry
Various reasons: Most common is tongue biting but it can also be an irritation from a fractured or chipped tooth that your tongue is rubbing against, or a lesion. Be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Poczatek
17 years experience Dentistry
Acidic: Some fruits that are more acidic can make your tongue sore especially if you eat lots of it. If you have geographic tongue then it can be more sore.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Oral AllergySyndrome: Patients with oral allergy syndrome may react after they eat certain fruits or vegetables. If a fruit makes you have bad symptoms, avoid that fruit.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tongue: May be viral, dryness or less likely bacterial. Suggest warm salt water gargles and ibuprofen to start. It if persists check it out with your doctor
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
40 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Retainer irritation: See your dentist or orthodontist so that they can smooth and possibly shorten the edges of the retainer. Chronic irritation will cause some scarring.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Thrush: this is likely an infection by yeast called thrush. We can't diagnose it with out seeing it. You need to see your physician to be evaluated and trea ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs exam: See your dentist or primary doctor for assessment, tongue ulcers are much more common than tongue cancer, wish you well
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
If tongue sore hurts: It is ok to use orajel temporarily, to improve the pain/ discomfort of the tongue sores, until you get in to see your pmd, oral surgeon or ENT for an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Depends: It depends upon the cause. If the cause is something like a pizza burn then it will just take a week or two to heal. If the sore does not go away wi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Maybe you bit your tongue by accident? Maybe you drank really hot coco and burned that side of your tongue? Maybe you are about to get a canker sore? ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Needs Examination: A lesion that has not healed on its own within a two week period needs to b evaluated. Please see an oral surgeon.

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