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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tongue Biting

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Can cheek/ tongue biting at night cause daily headaches?

Can cheek/ tongue biting at night cause daily headaches?

Sure: If you are biting your cheeks at night, then your jaw is moving while not aligned properly. This can easily cause next day headaches. Ask your dentist about an oral appliance to address the problem.

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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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What causes biting tongue in sleep. I wake up with bite marks on both sides of tongue. How can I prevent this? I am sleeping/unaware when I do this.

What causes biting tongue in sleep. I wake up with bite marks on both sides of tongue. How can I prevent this? I am sleeping/unaware when I do this.

REM Sleep Cycle: In deeper stages of sleep, the muscles of the eyes (rem) are active, as well as the muscles of mastication. That's why some people clench and/or grind their teeth at night. If you are an "active" bruxer, you can "nip" the sides of the tongue. Once swollen from the injury, it is easier to bite again. Be careful. Talk to your dentist about a night guard or Elavil (amitriptyline) 10mg to decrease bruxing in dreams.

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Occasionally, striking pain on tongue that lasts for a minute. Tongue biting, too.?

Occasionally, striking pain on tongue that lasts for a minute. Tongue biting, too.?

Don't get what is pr: This is problem in that I do not know what is happening. Redescribe with more info.

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Lately, I am experiencing tongue-biting on the right side of my tongue. The episodes only happens while I am talking. Do I need medical help?

Lately, I am experiencing tongue-biting on the right side of my tongue. The episodes only happens while I am talking. Do I need medical help?

Tongue Biting: Good day; On occasion I have experienced tooth biting while talking. Possibly the tongue muscles were a bit tight- a stressful day, anxious about a previous incident and attempted to retrain my tongue to minimize contact with dentition. Sometimes the facial muscles are taut causing the check to catch amongst molar cusps. My associate has equilibrated my dendition smoothing and sharp surfaces.

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I am a dentist ask about problem of tongue biting while speaking after bridge construction in molar area. May it due to improper closing (open bite)?

I am a dentist ask about problem of tongue biting while speaking after bridge construction in molar area. May it due to improper closing (open bite)?

Contour My Vote...: Xlnt question! If ur patient is biting tongue now and did not before, something about the new fpd is impinging. Go back and look @ ur temps if pt was comfortable in them. Maybe lab built brg in conventional occlusion and needs to be in x/bite somewhere. If u can't get perm. Contoured like temps. Get pt back into the temps to stop tongue biting, take impr'n of temps and send to lab w/ perm brg. G/l.

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Laforte II & mandibular osteotomy 23 yrs ago. Bite evening up now - bruxism/tongue biting @night. Could braces/2nd surgery be required? Tmj too now.

Laforte II & mandibular osteotomy 23 yrs ago. Bite evening up now - bruxism/tongue biting @night. Could braces/2nd surgery be required? Tmj too now.

Unlikely.: Unlikely. Complex problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

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Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating. Some periodic trouble swallowing. Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating. Some periodic trouble swallowing. Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Discuss with dentist: This is certainly a very complex question and best discussed with your dentist, a facio-maxillary oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist.

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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.

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I have been biting down on my tongue until its numb. Will this cause permanent damage? It can be numb and red for days after?

Tongue biting: This is not a good habit. You could be damaging the nerves if it is feeling numb. Also you are dramatically increasing the chances of developing oral cancer by doing this.

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Everytime I take Ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) I wake up several times during the night biting my tongue. What could cause this?

Dry mouth: One primary consideration is that Tramadol, one of the medications in Ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) causes dry mouth as a side effect. Biting your tongue may be a unconscious response trying to produce more saliva. Other is that it can make you "jittery" and lead to teeth grinding which could then cause a tongue biting issue too. Hope this helps.

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Pain in side of tongue only when asleep. Nerve pain/ stabbing pain awakens me. Near sore that has no pain. Not from biting - nerve explosion - cause?

Pain in side of tongue only when asleep. Nerve pain/ stabbing pain awakens me. Near sore that has no pain. Not from biting - nerve explosion - cause?

Get a Diagnosis: You need to see a dentist for diagnosis and referral. This could be serious. A painless sore with shooting pain could be an abscessed tooth with infection spreading to the tongue and if untreated to your neck or brain. It could be a tumor, possibly cancer. No one can tell without examining you so see a dentist today.

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What causes an elderly person to have chewing or biting movements of the mouth?

What causes an elderly person to have chewing or biting movements of the mouth?

Depends: Sometimes it can be medication side effects and sometimes it can be benign tremors (shaking) and sometimes we do not know.

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Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my. Back molars

Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my. Back molars

No.: Mouth cancer is caused most by alcohol and tobacco use, including smoking and chewing/smokeless tobacco. This usually presents by 50 years of age, and in the form of non-healing ulcers that can be painful. Teenagers might get it if they are particularly susceptable and do a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, and chewing tobacco. Biting your cheeks should be discouraged, but it does not do this.

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I've a habit of biting inside of my mouth near my lower lip I always get sores that bleed and turn white it causes pain in my jaw bone area on one side?

I've a habit of biting inside of my mouth near my lower lip I always get sores that bleed and turn white it causes pain in my jaw bone area on one side?

Oral habits: We can't control patient habits such as nail biting, cheek biting, or other destructive habits. Only you can control the habits and feel better. Being aware of the habit as you are is the first step. The next step involves determination and will on your part. Try replacing this habit with other thoughts or actions which are constructive instead of destructive. Get help if needed from family or MD

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What to do if I cannot stop biting off pieces of my tongue!?

See a dentist: Biting off pieces of your tongue is not normal and could be related to different causes. If you have malpositioned teeth or sharp or irregular surfaces on your teeth, the tongue can be traumatized. Abnormal habits could also be the cause. You should be evaluated by your dentist to help determine the cause and treatment.

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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.

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What does it mean when your tongue is fill of cracks and you keep biting the sides causing lesions?

Depends: Get checked out, and make sure there are no B vitamin deficiencies. Also make sure you do not have food sensitivities and have enough omega 3's.