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What causes one to shock and bite your tongue when sleeping?

What causes one to shock and bite your tongue when sleeping?

Was this witnessed?: Please see your doctor soon regarding the "shock" episode you had. This requires further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it common to bite your tongue after oral surgery with general anethesia?

Is it common to bite your tongue after oral surgery with general anethesia?

Not common: But possible. If you have a bruise on your tongue, it is possible that there were some difficulties with the intubation or surgical instrumentation. ...Read more

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How come I always bite my tongue?

How come I always bite my tongue?

Tongue: It could be that you have broken down dentition. If not then maybe a macroglossia (large tongue) which would need reduction. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a bitten tongue?

Bitten Tongue: If you accidentally bite your tonue, just keep your mouth clean and avoid spicy and acidic foods as they will tend to cause some mild temporary pain or stinging sensations. You can rinse out with a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water to both soothe your tongue and keep in clean. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I constantly bite my tongue?

Could you explain why do I constantly bite my tongue?

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

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Why don't I have feeling in my tongue after i bit it?

Why don't I have feeling in my tongue after i bit it?

Have it checked: While it's not common to damage the nerve of you tongue from biting it, it is possible if you bit it just right. If you're experiencing decreased sensation on the side you bit, i'd recommend you be checked by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Am i the only one who bites my tongue sometimes waking up?

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

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