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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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The area below my tongue hurts, but only on the left side. What could be the possible cause? It's been hurting for a few days. It's a sharp pain.

The area below my tongue hurts, but only on the left side. What could be the possible cause? It's been hurting for a few days. It's a sharp pain.

Could be...: ...traumatic lesion, scratch, cut, blocked salivary duct, or one of dozens of other causes. If you smoke or abuse alcohol the problem may be even more serious. You need to be physically examined, palpated, and possibly x-rayed. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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I got my tongue pierced. What can cause my tongue and face to be numb, my belly to hurt and my back to have sharp pain?

I got my tongue pierced. What can cause my tongue and face to be numb, my belly to hurt and my back to have sharp pain?

Not tongue piercing!: Your problems are not related to your piercing. Tongue and face numbness can be related to stroke, anxiety, migraines, brain tumors (rare!). Belly pain has at least 100 causes? Where? When? What does it feel like? How long does it last? What brings it on/stops it? Belly pain may or may not be related to back pain. There is no one diagnosis for all of these things. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right ear when I move my tongue, talk, swallow, or chew? What can cause this? Any eardrops I should get to relieve the pain? Thanks

Sharp pain in right ear when I move my tongue, talk, swallow, or chew? What can cause this? Any eardrops I should get to relieve the pain? Thanks

Referred pain: When ear pain seems to be related to the jaw, worse with chewing or tongue movement, it is common that the pain is actually referred to the ear. Although it's impossible to tell without an exam, you probably have TMJ, which should respond nicely to anti-inflammatories like Motrin ...Read more

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Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

TMJ: It is likely tmj. Try Ibuprofen or see an oral facial maxial surgeon. But please see a doctor if this is really affecting you. ...Read more

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I have tmj, the right side of my mouth brings a sharp pain when I open my mouth. My teeth also hurt, and this caused a headache. What's wrong?

I have tmj, the right side of my mouth brings a sharp pain when I open my mouth. My teeth also hurt, and this caused a headache. What's wrong?

See a TM J/TMD Dr.: Sounds like you may be grinding/clenching or both. See a tmj/tmd specialist to determine the severity of the TMJ and also consider getting a custom mouthpiece. ...Read more

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Tongue pain r side ENT & dentist said no ulcer just little red. Sharp molar fixed thought was rubbing. Still pain. Tmj cause this? Hurts allday : (

Tongue pain r side ENT & dentist said no ulcer just little red. Sharp molar fixed thought was rubbing. Still pain. Tmj cause this? Hurts allday : (

Probably not: But there has to be a trigger point, a reason for your pain. Gather all the X-rays and make an appointment with an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in edge of tongue?

Pain in tongue: There is no way to tell without more information.
If the pain is constant, or if this has been chronic or long-standing, see your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the sharp pain under my tongue near molars?

Help please? What is the sharp pain under my tongue near molars?

See a dentist: See a dentist who can personally examine you in order to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what do I do for this sharp pain under my tongue near molars?

Hard to say: Hard to say. However, sharp pain in the mouth is abnormal. Get an examination by a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What does a very sharp pain in tongue mean. Like a sharp needle jab or you bit small area hard. Takes 5 to 15 sec to subside. No tingle/numbness?

What does a very sharp pain in tongue mean. Like a sharp needle jab or you bit small area hard. Takes 5 to 15 sec to subside. No tingle/numbness?

Diagnosis is the key: Sharp tongue pain is usually caused by something obvious and visible like trauma. In some instances, though, a discolored or painful tongue can indicate more serious conditions, including vitamin deficiencies or blood disorder. See your dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in top edge of my tongue and its a litte sore and bumpey, what is it?

I have sharp pain in top edge of my tongue and its a litte sore and bumpey, what is it?

Vague: Tongue pain can be caused by a multitude of triggers- meds, supplements, trauma (biting it, rubbing it against front teeth, vitamin B12 deficiency, taste bud inflammation... (could be geographic tongue with inflammation. If this continues, I would see a dentist. ...Read more

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I am going to be getting a sharp pain on my tongue while sleeping. Mostly in the morning. Please help me out?

Could be..: It could be a number of different things including a nerve disorder or a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on side of tongue. Very painful to swallow and especially to eat. There has been a growing white cracking coating.?

Sharp pain on side of tongue. Very painful to swallow and especially to eat. There has been a growing white cracking coating.?

Requires evaluation: There are many possibilities including candidiasis\oral thrush. See an oral surgeon for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on one side of tongue for a few seconds a few times a day, also tongue feels itrritated. Sometimes pain gets till ear. Anything major?

Sharp pain on one side of tongue for a few seconds a few times a day, also tongue feels itrritated. Sometimes pain gets till ear. Anything major?

ENT eval: Otolaryngology evaluation may be able to get to the bottom of why this is occurring and answer your question. Take care. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue last week and there's a sharp pain there now when I eat, talk. Within a week, it seems to be getting worse.?

I bit my tongue last week and there's a sharp pain there now when I eat, talk. Within a week, it seems to be getting worse.?

Inflamed/infected: The tongue typically heals quickly due to the fact that it has a lot of blood flow to it. However, it is easy to keep hitting the same sore spot over and over. Repeated trauma to it (just like any other part of our body) may impede healing and cause inflammation, and possibly even infection (which looks red, swollen, and may or may not have pus coming out of it). ...Read more

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I am having left side jaw pain and it a constant pain and then sharp pain becoming more frequently. Really hurts when I more my tongue.?

I am having left side jaw pain and it a constant pain and then sharp pain becoming more frequently. Really hurts when I more my tongue.?

Muscle/joint pain: The temporomandibular joint is the jaw hinge joint. You might have traumatized it by chewing too much gum, grinding your teeth in your sleep, or clenching during the daytime. I suggest warm moist heat, anti- inflammatories like ibuprofen, soft diet, and give symptoms a few days to resolve. If no improvement, see doctor. ...Read more

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I have a very small brown dot on my tongue... It is extremely painful but only if I accidentally run my teeth across it. It is a very sharp pain.

See DDS or PCP: Brown dot on the tongue that are accompanied by other symptoms such as pain or difficulty swallowing should be checked by your dentist or doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain on my left jaw, under the tongue and a sharp pain on my chest. What can be wrong with me and what can I do fast to relieve th?

I am having a sharp pain on my left jaw, under the tongue and a sharp pain on my chest. What can be wrong with me and what can I do fast to relieve th?

Jaw and chest: What concerns me is the sharp pain in your chest! Especially when you're also having jaw pain. While it could be lot's of other things, it may indicate a cardiac condition or even a heart attack. Please see a 24/7 emergency medical facility immediately or call 911. I don't want to alarm you but it is always best to be safe rather than sorry. It may not be anything serious but you never know. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my tongue on left side. Pain usually last few second start under the tongue and goes to the ear. Very sharp and painfull?

Office visit: These types of symptoms\issues require a personal clinical evaluation by a dentist or physician in order to determine the cause which may be related or unrelated to each other. ...Read more

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So I have an issue. Some of the back teeth in my lower jaw on the left side hurts if I chew down on food or if I brush my tongue on it. It happens for a day, stops for a few weeks, then picks back up. It's not a sharp pain, more like a dull pinching pain.

So I have an issue. Some of the back teeth in my lower jaw on the left side hurts if I chew down on food or if I brush my tongue on it. It happens for a day, stops for a few weeks, then picks back up. It's not a sharp pain, more like a dull pinching pain.

Probably: Probably infected tooth/abscess. Could also be gum infection, fracture, broken filling, grinding or clenching, etc. Please see your Dentist before your chronic problem becomes acute/difficult/expensive. Don't wait for a tooth to blow, in the middle of the night, on a long holiday weekend. Call now. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under right side of tongue & down throat. Hurt to swallow & move tongue, worst of pain below tongue though. Pain lasted 2minutes then gone.

There are: SUBLINGUAL TONSILS made of lymphatic tissue much as the usual pharyngeal tonsils and these tiny subligual tonsils can become infected. Get your sympotoms checked out by your PCP or ORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have sharp pain inside mouth in back left corner, but only when I swallow or move tongue too much. Chewing is mixed reaction. Neck was also sore left side for a couple days at same time. Bad signs?

Can be: And be signs of injury or significant infection. If symptoms are severe recommend urgent evaluation at emergency room primary care physician or your nose and throat physician. In general signs of serious issues with pain in the mouth are drooling difficulty swallowing or difficulty moving your neck this would require going to emergency room. General signs of serious issues with pain in the mouth are drooling difficulty swallowing or difficulty moving your neck this would require going to an emergency room. For specific about which agreement see in person ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain coming from the bottom right side of my tongue down near to my throat for couple days (dark purple vein/ vessel under tongue)?

I have a sharp pain coming from the bottom right side of my tongue down near to my throat for couple days (dark purple vein/ vessel under tongue)?

See ENT doc: Hard to say from information provided. Best bet is to see ENT doc if symptoms persist beyond another few days, or sooner if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I drink water or any liquid I get a sharp pain behind my ears sort of by my jaw. It only happens when liquids or tongue touch my gums?

Sometimes when I drink water or any liquid I get a sharp pain behind my ears sort of by my jaw. It only happens when liquids or tongue touch my gums?

The tooth: Gums usually don't respond to temperature as much as the tooth does. It sounds a lot like you have some root sensitivity. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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What causes tongue pain on one side?

Trauma or ulcers...: Most common causes or unilateral pain "on" the tongue are trauma from burn, bites, cuts, or dentistry, or ulcer--aphthous, or herpetic. Most commonly it is one sided. ...Read more