A member asked:

I have a sore on my tongue that came from a bite while chewing gum. it refuses to heal. what should i do?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Lionel Handler answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Could : Could be a canker sore or a cold sore. You should see a dentist or oral surgeon.

Answered 3/6/2019


Dr. Peter Certo answered

Specializes in Dentistry

It : It sounds like you have a traumatic ulcer. The problem with them is that you probably keep biting it. Without the repeat trauma, they take 10-14 days to heal. Keep it clean by brushing it with peroxide-the one that is indicated as an oral antiseptic. You can also buy oragel to soothe it. If you can find it, get the one for "denture sore mouth". If it is not gone after 2 weeks, get to a dentist to have it evaluated.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Neil McLeod answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Bites : Bites on the tongue heal fast, even severe bites. Trauma to the tongue and soft tissues may well precipitate the development of an aphthous ulcer which might take six days to heal. I strongly urge that you visit your dentist and let him evaluate your condition, and take his advice. Best wishes, dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.

Answered 10/4/2016



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