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why do I chew on my tongue

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Habit: It's most likely just a bad habit that requires determination and will power to stop. However, without actually examining you, we can't help much more ... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
45 years experience Dentistry
It may be muscular: Some people that have a TMJ problem (joint in the wrong position) will rest their bite on their tongue. They do this to find a position where the joi ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Hirsch
49 years experience Dentistry
Nerves: Some questions are almost too foolish to answer. I do not know of anything physical that would cause tongue chewing other than grinding and clenching ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Needs to be seen: We can't see anything either and therefore can't give you advice over the internet other than to recommend that you see a dentist to see what it is an ... Read More
Dr. Michael Stern
49 years experience Dentistry
Get it checked: Get this area professionally examined promptly! either a ENT md, dds or dmd should be seen to rule out abnormalities!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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Habit: No,this is a habit that you have learned and you will need to unlearn it.Stop doing it as soon as you realize that you are doing it.This is sometimes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Generally no: It is more likely to cause a fibroma which is benign. It can also cause white plaques, or keratinized areas that usually require other etiologic facto ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult problem: The exact reason why people chew their tongue in sleep is not known. It is likely that the cause maybe anxiety or other stress reaction, medication s ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Spector
40 years experience Orthodontics
Oral Discomfort: This is a difficult question to answer without a thorough oral examination. Tongue discomfort may be caused by a myriad of issues. Did you recently ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Tongue swelling: Its possible.
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See this website: http://www.tonguechewing.com/ chirodontics acumpuncture, still point technique, orofacial myofunctional therapies are all listed here. It is an inform ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes, and No: I do not know of any medical or physiological reason that would cause you to want to chew your tongue when smelling carpet. However if it is only whe ... Read More

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