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A 40-year-old member asked:

have been having trouble for over one month , where my tongue keeps touching the lower back of my teeth and gums and keeps doing it involuntarily .

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 16 years experience
No worries: no worries....lots of people have a simple tongue thrust issue...try to find something else to keep your mind off it for a while (chewing gum etc) until the tongue "forgets" about the lower teeth. If you have any pain please see your dentist or take anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen etc) for pain
Dr. Debora Zivari
Dentistry 31 years experience
Involuntarily: if your tongue is touching the back of lower teeth there must be an irritation or presence of moderate amount of calculus, need to be revised and examined by your dentist

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