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Bite My Tongue
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
Bite adjustments: Sometimes biting of the tongue is related to an incorrect interaction between the top and bottom teeth. When this relationship is incorrect without proper overlapping, our tongue can get pinched. Without intervention from your dentist, you will likely continue to bite yourself. See your dentist for evaluation and necessary bite adjustments and corrections. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Sometimes biting of the tongue is related to an incorrect interaction between the top and bottom teeth. When this relationship is incorrect without proper overlapping, our tongue can get pinched. Without intervention from your dentist, you will likely continue to bite yourself. See your dentist for evaluation and necessary bite adjustments and corrections. ...Read more
Biting the soft tissues inside of your mouth is most likely not related to your teeth.
Take smaller bites of food, and chew more slowly.
Once you bite an area it becomes slightly swollen and you tend to bite it again- unfortunately. ...Read more
When I bite my tongue, it is less painfull with the mouthguard in. How do I stop this habit comepletely?
Just stop: Dentists can fix problems below the nose. Your problem is above the nose. See a psychologist. ...Read more
Tongue too large: Your tongue could be a bit too large for your mouth or your lower jaw might be small. Perhaps you grind your teeth in sleep (bruxism). Do you snore? If your tongue is too large for your mouth, that increases the chances that you snore and even have sleep apnea (stopping breathing in sleep), which can be a dangerous condition and requires treatment by a sleep medicine specialist. ...Read more
Nothing usually: Tongue and mouth in general heal really quickly. It will probably be fine in a day or 2. ...Read more
I bite my tongue during sleep it is so painful I can't even let go, it takes about 30min to ease off the grip, pain never wakes me though. Phycological?
It's hard to blame: A psychological problem during sleep unless you are very tense & anxious most of the time. You should see a dental or ENT professional. Tooth grinding, spasm of the tempo-mandibular joint muscles or other disorders may be causing this. The treatment may be out there & I encourage you to seek it. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I bite my tongue while wrestling the cut is pretty deep and about less then a inch in a curved shape. So, yesterday I had a wrestling match. My opponent slammed me and I bite my tongue very hard it started bleeding. After the match I put some ice on it to
If: If the wound is deep, it is most likely too late to suture it. However, from what I am visualizing from your description, I do recommend that you get evaluated. I don't know how much swelling you have. You may need to get seen at the emergency room depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more
See sleep specialist:
You are biting your tongue while sleeping because you might be having sleep disorders. You might also be experiencing nocturnal seizures, rhythmic movement disorder of sleep and bruxism (clenching).
Rec.: seek medical attention with orofacial pain or sleep specialist. ...Read more
You Said It Yourself: You said it yourself...."accidentally." who knows why any accident occurs. However, if your tongue biting is a regular occurrence (not accidental, but habitual), then you should see your dentist. This is an indication of a night-time habit which dentists call "parafunction." you can usually get help for this kind of situation quite easily. So, pay attention, and see if it happens again. ...Read more
Tongue: Many possibilities. Your jaw joints may not be in the right place (dislocated), or your body is trying to get more airway space during sleep, or you may have some psychological issues leading to a certain habit, or neurological disorder--purely from medical issues or drug use--legal or not. I would see a dentist/surgeon who is trained to run a diagnostic work-up, ; see an md to get referrals. ...Read more
See a neurologist: If the situation does not improve see a neurologist. ...Read more
I bite my tongue when I fall asleep sitting up, but not when I lay down. It doesn't really hurt, is it bad that this happens?
Of course; as stated: Tongue biting, especially repetitive, is clear pain-inducing, body-destructive, self attack. Two issues: (a) What is happening in your mind to drive this behavior while asleep in sitting position & (b) what & how much damage occurs each time along with how well (or not) the results of healing (never fully duplicating original anatomic structure/function before injury). ...Read more
Why does my tongue keep pushing against my tooth, andhow can I stop it? I used to bite my tongue, but now my tongue pushes up against my molar, hurts.
You Have Control: Hello young lady. We will need your parents permission to give you any medical advice or they can open accounts under their name and ask medical questions on your behalf. This is the policy of this network for anybody under the age of 18. Please have them resubmit your questions and we'll be happy to help you. ...Read more
What is teatment for jerk? I shake my head when ever I was in tensed sometimes I bite my tongue...Im feeling afraid about this. Is this serious disease
Maybe: Sudden jerking and biting of the tongue can be from an underlying or untreated seizure condition. I urge you to seek help from a neurologist who can determine what condition is creating these symptoms. Don't be afraid, take courage to find out what it is and how it could be helped. Best regards! ...Read more
Why do I bite my tongue and the inside of my lipps when I am asleep, I am very tired of this and I am affraid to go to sleep?
You could be bruxing: Some people, esp those under stress, grind their teeth at night. In addition, biting your cheeks and tongue could be due to a slight misalignment of your teeth that can be sometimes remidied by some adjustments. I suggest you consider a mouth appliance that you wear at night that prevents you from grinding. See your dentist to have one of these appliances made for you. You need your sleep. ...Read more
I bite my tongue when I sleep, I wake up cause the pain. Would I be able to get a Mouthguard? From my dentist? Why do I do this?
Hello Dr. Few days ago, I feel down in the toilet and bite my tongue (Both side). I can swallow anything except soup. I took advil but it's not getti?
Swishes: After biting, the tongue swells and has cuts in it that can get infected. Salt water mouth swishes (cold) cand help clean and reduce swelling. Listerine swishes every 2-4 hours helps minimize infection. ...Read more
I bite my tongue in the left side 6 hr ago (last night) and now is swollen, hard to swollen and close my mouth. I'm using ice and don' feel comfortabl?
Tongue Trauma: If your tongue is so swollen that you can not close your mouth without difficulty - and it is impacting ability to swallow - I would recommend medical assessment. My concern from description is that it may impact breathing or occlude airway. ...Read more
Why does my tongue bleed every morning and very dry I did not bite my tongue and I have no sores in my mouth or my tongue?
Mouth breathing: If you have a tendency to breathe through your mouth more than your nose, the oral tissue will be dry when you awaken. This could lead to dry, cracked mucous membrane which could bleed easily, as you described. You should have a humidifier in your bedroom and make sure you drink plenty of fluids. Additionally, I would advise seeing your doctor to evaluate your oral cavity to look for problems. ...Read more
I have only just started to bite my tongue. I am suffering from anxiety with depression. Is this the reason?
Tongue: Very likely the cause. Stress from anxiety and depression can cause people to clench and grind at night often times resulting in biting of the tongue. See an md about the behavioral changes needed to control the stress and see your dentist to get a nightguard splint to wear at night to protect your teeth and tongue. ...Read more
I have been biting my tongue a lot lately. Yes it hurts but I enjoy the pleasure of it. I find myself getting more quite around people because I want to bite my tongue. I feel so sick of this behaviour of myself but I can't help it. Why? I can't even sle
Anxiety disorder?: There is clearly an abnormal association between an adverse event and pleasure, and it is starting to impact your daily life. There may be a very good chance to change this with some sort of therapy. I would suggest seeing a mental health professional before it gets worse. Options include a variety of counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I get constant headaches that make me feel nauseated, have really bad back pain, I bite my tongue and cheek in sleep. Are these related?
I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?
Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read more
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