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Chewing On Your Tongue
Generally no: It is more likely to cause a fibroma which is benign. It can also cause white plaques, or keratinized areas that usually require other etiologic factors, like tobacco or alcohol, to contribute to cancerous lesions. That being said, see your dentist to get info on stopping this bad habit! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Nerves: Some questions are almost too foolish to answer. I do not know of anything physical that would cause tongue chewing other than grinding and clenching your teeth causing a scalloping of your tongue border making it easier to catch between your teeth. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Habit: It's most likely just a bad habit that requires determination and will power to stop. However, without actually examining you, we can't help much more. See a dentist for a personal evaluation and if you feel stress, anxiety or other emotional issue is a contributing factor, speak to your own physician for a referral to someone who can help you in this regard. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Oral Discomfort: This is a difficult question to answer without a thorough oral examination. Tongue discomfort may be caused by a myriad of issues. Did you recently eat any very spicy or hot (temperature) foods? Your symptoms may also be caused by herpetic lesions, canker sores, or tongue biting. Please meet with your dentist or an oral surgeon immediately for an oral examination and oral cancer screening! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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I feel like something is stuck on the right back side of tongue. No pain. Cant see anything. I chew a lot of gum.
Get it checked: Get this area professionally examined promptly! either a ENT md, dds or dmd should be seen to rule out abnormalities! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Difficult problem: The exact reason why people chew their tongue in sleep is not known. It is likely that the cause maybe anxiety or other stress reaction, medication side effect, response to tongue injury. If you are doing this habitually then using a gum gaurd may help. These are used by athletes to protect the mouth. Hypnosis ( by a licensed provider) and acupuncture may help. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hello, right underneath my tongue is purple and it hurts, but not while I an chewing only when my tongue is at rest does it hurt?
Vein: If it's purple it's probably a superficial vein with some inflammation due to varicosity or clot. It'sost likely not dangerous but any new lump in the mouth needs to be checked in person by your doctor ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
No: Are you strange? Why do you chew your tongue near carpeting? How do you get around in this world where many facilities are carpeted? ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
See this website: http://www.tonguechewing.com/ chirodontics acumpuncture, still point technique, orofacial myofunctional therapies are all listed here. It is an informational site...Check it out. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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