Doctor insights on:
Biting Upper Lip
What will happen if biting down on your upper lip, making the nose (cartilage) go down? Will the cartilage be damaged? If so what are the clues?
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
Over-biting of my upper lips has formed a triangle red patch on lower part of my upper lips. The skin peels off automatically and my lip color differ?
As a kid I would bite my upper lip, now that skin has turned dark. Is it from the biting or something else?
Red marks off biting lips yesterday, anxious of herpes scare. Now I have 4 very small marks on upper lip that are white and painless where I was bitin?
CHANCES ARE THAT THIS WILL CLEAR UP IN TWO OR THREE DAYS. . . BUT ONLY IF YOU STOP BITING!
STOP WORRYING! ...Read more
I've been waking up with a sore lower and upper lip only to discover that I have vertical slices on them from biting while asleep, what causes this?
My upper lip is swollen and my lower lip is bruised. Both from my partner sucking and biting. How do I get rid of it fast?
Swollen lip: Ice may help reduce the swelling quicker than letting it heal on its own. ...Read more
I have facial swelling along the cheeks and upper lip for two nights. Red eyes but no itching. Tingling and biting sensation along hands, arms and calves.
Angioedema: Angioedema is similar to hives, but the swelling occurs beneath the skin instead of on the surface. Angioedema is characterized by deep swelling around the eyes and lips and sometimes of the genitals, hands, and feet. It generally lasts longer than hives, but the swelling usually goes away in less than 24 hours. The best treatment for hives and angioedema is to identify and remove the trigger. ...Read more
Cognitive behaviorTx: If lip biting has been occurring over a relatively brief period of time, I would encourage the individual to become more conscious or aware and making a mental note, or instead by keeping a daily journal of all the details; if the behavior continues I would recommend a therapist who practices cbt. ...Read more
Know why.: To avoid it, you need to know the cause. Most lip biting is related to a [bad] habit or the way you bite (occlusion). The first one has the simplest (and sometimes the hardest) solution: stop doing it. The second involves balancing and aligning your bite to keep you teeth from pinching: the solution could be orthodontics, crowns, new dentures (if you use these), or other treatment. Ask your dds. ...Read more
Attend / Substitute: You have to notice when you are doing it. Ideally try to notice what the feelings or thoughts are that precede it. Usually to pay attention to something it helps to track it. A log on your cell phone or on a piece of paper. Time, thought, emotion. Then try to substitute something else - when you feel the urge perhaps say the word "relax" to yourself and imagine yourself someplace relaxing. ...Read more
Cyst from biting lip: There are some types of cysts that can arise from lip trauma. Some are blue some are thick and dense. Cysts by definition are sacks filled with fluid and line with epithelium cells. Not all lumps are cysts. Hard dense areas can be fibromas (common after injuries) blocked salivary or mucous gland can cause swellings. ...Read more
A nervous habit? Stop! Or is a tooth out of allignment causing you to accidentally bite your lip? Maybe orthodontics would help.
If you already have a lump or bump of scarred, bitten-on tissue, it may get in the way and be traumatized further. Removing this excess tissue will help. Just be careful the same process doesn't just start all over again. ...Read more
Overjet: Overjet (commonly referred to as overbite) is the horizontal distance the upper and lower front teeth are from one another. Many patients who have a moderate to severe overjet find that the lower lip fits easily into that space. As a child they learn to swallow that way, and it becomes a neuromuscular habit. It usually goes away with orthodontic correction. ...Read more
Yes & yes...: Intra-oral biting can be strictly conscious, strictly compulsive or a combination. It could be classified as dermatophagia, or self-injury in varying degrees. It could also be accidental, inflicted internally or externally. In any case it results in an injury of some degree. ...Read more