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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My tongue ring area has turned blackish and swollen, what to do?

My tongue ring area has turned blackish and swollen, what to do?

Need evaluation: You need to have your tongue examined by a healthcare professional to determine what is causing the discoloration and swelling, and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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I have a couple small eroded areas on my tongue. They aren't swollen and they're painless. What is the most likely diagnosis?

I have a couple small eroded areas on my tongue. They aren't swollen and they're painless. What is the most likely diagnosis?

Tongue Lesions: Greetings. The most likely diagnosis would probably be traumatic bites that would occur while you are asleep. Especially if they are in the areas of denal occlusion. Viral oropharyngitis and glossitis also possible. Seeing your ENT will surely help identify the etiology. Good Luck ...Read more

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What is the area under the tongue called and why would it be swollen?

What is the area under the tongue called and why would it be swollen?

Floor of mouth: The most prominent structure in the floor of the mouth is the openings to the ducts for the submandibular glands. Sometimes the saliva glands can get infected or obstructed with a stone and swell. This is most common with dehydration. If painful or there is a lump there see an ent. If slightly swollen could try increased fluid intake and sucking on hard candy. ...Read more

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My tongue has felt numb for 3-4 wks. Looked at it close today and some buds seem swollen and some missing. Areas red too? What is that?

My tongue has felt numb for 3-4 wks. Looked at it close today and some buds seem swollen and some missing. Areas red too? What is that?

Geographic Tongue?: Without actually examining you, we can only guess as to exactly what you have. However, one possibility is something called geographic tongue. As this is only a guess and not a definitive diagnosis, it warrants you actually seeing a dentist to giving you an accurate diagnosis, as there are many other conditions that it might be, some of them requiring treatment. Numbness is a concern. ...Read more

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Small Fibroma removed from tip of my tongue yesterday w/stitches too. Today my tongue is swollen in and around the that area. Is this common/normal?

Small Fibroma removed from tip of my tongue yesterday w/stitches too. Today my tongue is swollen in and around the that area. Is this common/normal?

Not common: Lesions of tip of tongue or dorsal surface are essentially benign. In the anterior 2/3 of tongue, malignancies only arise on lateral edge. When lesion excised, I assume under local, the sutures usually control the incision with minimal swelling. I suspect because of vascularity of area that a suture may have caught a blood vessel and swelling is a hematoma. As such warm gargles may help ...Read more

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Small Fibroma removed from tip of my tongue yesterday w/sutures too. Today my tongue is minimally swollen in and around that area. Is this common/no?

Small Fibroma removed from tip of my tongue yesterday w/sutures too. Today my tongue is minimally swollen in and around that area. Is this common/no?

Of course, cutting: Tissue to remove tissue means creating damage (partially controlled) to tissue & capillaries, thus leaking cut blood vessels, damaged cells & cellular debris attracting white blood cells to clean-up the debris are all inherent, health (hopefully) restoring processes which create swelling & possible resulting tenderness/pain. Key to good surgery: minimizing collateral damage in ways easing healing. ...Read more

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Tongue was swollen, no longer. Now left jaw area and lips are swollen.

Tongue was swollen, no longer. Now left jaw area and lips are swollen.

A few things: Could be allergy, infection, tumor (unlikely). I recommend seeing an oral surgeon or ENT doc ASAP. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, go to ER ASAP. ...Read more

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Small swollen area on side of tongue. Is this oral herpes? No pain or outbreaks outside the mouth.

Small swollen area on side of tongue. Is this oral herpes? No pain or outbreaks outside the mouth.

It's possible: But without seeing what it looks like a definitive diagnosis can't be made. It it's painful, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If it doesn't improve within 2-3 days or if it worsens, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Taste buds on right tip of tongue swollen and feels like that area was burned (is burning) occurred after using act mouth wash.

Taste buds on right tip of tongue swollen and feels like that area was burned (is burning) occurred after using act mouth wash.

Can happen: Often the ingredients in toothpastes and mouthwashes can irritate the oral tissues. Read the ingredients. Listerine can have as much as 19% alcohol. Do not use it for a few days and see if things clear up. If not, see your Dentist and bring the ACT with you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Sore tongue/jaw for 2 days. Pain when eating/swallowing. Tonight I notice a swollen, red area under tongue at frenum (size of grape). What should I do?

Sore tongue/jaw for 2 days. Pain when eating/swallowing. Tonight I notice a swollen, red area under tongue at frenum (size of grape). What should I do?

See a dentist: See a dentist to determine whether it is an infection or something else. You may have one or multiple dental problems. Only a dentist can determine what is going on and what treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Swollen side of tongue?

Bite, allergy, infect,: Perhaps you bit it and it got swollen; perhaps allergy to something you ate, or a medicine (prescribed or otc); or a small break in the tongue mucous membrane and infection set in; may be an entity called glossitis, an inflammation without clear cause. Usually it is self-limited problem, and nonspecific rx, warm saline gargles, antihistamine helps. If persists, dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT doc. ...Read more

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Left side of tongue is swollen?

Left side of tongue is swollen?

teeth bitten trauma: First we need to know the nature of the swelling and if the swelling is painful how long. So it can be just from trauma or from growth. Sometime sharp edge of tooth or partial prosthetic that cause ulcer and it grow to tumor. It might need biopsy to diagnose the lesion. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue white and swollen?

Why is my tongue white and swollen?

Abnormity possible: If any size of white spots showed in the oral vavity for some times and you knew that it was not there before, it might be a pathologic lesion and need your attention especially when you noticed a combined swelling. Seeing an oral surgeon or a physician is suggested. ...Read more

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It feels like my tongue is swollen why?

It feels like my tongue is swollen why?

Is this something...: Recent? Have you changed any of you dental hygiene products or regimen? Are you on any new medications? ...Read more

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I feel like my tongue is swollen and has been for several years?

I feel like my tongue is swollen and has been for several years?

Missing teeth: If you are missing back teeth your tongue can get bigger and fill this space. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the back of your tongue is a little swollen?

Inflamed lymph gland: In the back of your tongue is a group of lymphatic tissue that can get inflamed for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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My girlfriend woke up with the bottom of her tongue swollen and hurting badly. What could this be symptoms of?

My girlfriend woke up with the bottom of her tongue swollen and hurting badly. What could this be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: Could be from a dental infection, could be from a salivary gland infection, could be a small stone trying to get out. She needs to see a doctor right away as infections in the floor of the mouth can be serious and spread. ...Read more

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My wife has a swollen growth at the side of tongue what could be responsible and what can cure it? Regards and thanks in advance

My wife has a swollen growth at the side of tongue what could be responsible and what can cure it? Regards and thanks in advance

Oral surgeon: Your wife needs to have the growth evaluated. It may be nothing serious, but it can be, too. Smoker? Drinker? All factor into equation. Please call asap for appointment, even if there is no pain. The longer you wait, the more tissue will need to be removed if it has to be excised. ...Read more