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Does it mean anything when you continue to keep biting your tongue is that a sign of a stroke.

Does it mean anything when you continue to keep biting your tongue is that a sign of a stroke.

Not necessarily: More info is needed as well as an exam. Please see your family physician. Could be anything from a habit to a malocclusion. ...Read more

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I've had RLS for awhile. For the last 2 or 3 months I've been biting my tongue so hard the pain wakes me. Related or indicative of something else?

I've had RLS for awhile. For the last 2 or 3 months I've been biting my tongue so hard the pain wakes me. Related or indicative of something else?

Restless leg syndrom: You may be having sleep apnea which may become worse with medications and grinding teeth is a common problem associated with sleep apnea. Ask your family if you snore and or hvae apuses in breathing and if so see a doctor ...Read more

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I often wake up at night from pain caused by biting my tongue in my sleep, how do I stop this?

I often wake up at night from pain caused by biting my tongue in my sleep, how do I stop this?

Many reasons: Have your dentist look at your bite. Did you have some new crowns/fillings done, new denture or a set of teeth, do you have an enlarged tongue? An enlarged tongue could be due some diseases like amyloidosis or sleep apnea. Is there a lesion or mass in the tongue. Sometimes a mouth splint can help. ...Read more

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I have been biting my tongue in the center/middle when i eat. It will bleed for hours off and on but eventually heals. Should i be concerned?

I have been biting my tongue in the center/middle when i eat. It will bleed for hours off and on but eventually heals. Should i be concerned?

Tongue biting: I would have this area checked out. Oral cancer can cause swelling enough to bite and be reinjured and bleed. Could be related to a change in your dental work or dry mouth causing it to stick to teeth more and be pulled onto the chewing surfaces. Best to have it checked out by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I keep biting my tongue/cheek in my sleep?

I keep biting my tongue/cheek in my sleep?

Check with dentist: Tongue, cheek biting indicates problems of occlusion, the way teeth fit together during function such as eating and swallowing. It is the swallowing where teeth of opposing arch occluded against each other and where tongue and cheek biting may occur. Treatment included occlusal adjustment (selective grinding) and/or biteguard (in extreme case). ...Read more

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Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

Highly unlikely: Chronic irritation can lead to cancerous transformation in the oral cavity - it is very unlikely. But biting your tongue should not lead to cancer. ...Read more

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