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Chewing On Your Tongue
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 more
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
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Of course: Most people accidentally bite their tongues while chewing. At this point your tongue will tend to swell slightly making it easier to bite it again ans swell some more. ...Read more
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 more
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acumpuncture, still point technique, orofacial myofunctional therapies are all listed here. It is an informational site...Check it out. ...Read more
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?
My tongue looks like I have been chewing on the sides. Noticed 2 weeks ago after eating but still there. Doesn't hurt but concerned?
Yes = due to long term chewing on it can cause a calluses (whitish) which in turn can become precancerous by definition.
No = No worries because I have never seen it get to that stage or there are no clinical cases on record that this has happened due to repeated chewing.
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I hav a habit of biting/chewing on my tongue sometime. I stop but I have noticed that I do it a lot more lately. Why is this? Is it a way to stop?
Moist inside cheeks, under tongue but top of tongue is constantly very dry (food sticks to it). Chewing xylitol gum doesn't help. Not Sjogrens. Cause?
Lump above a rotten tooth. I can move it around with my tongue and it hurts to chew. What could it be?
Pain on right side of my head when I chew and swallow it is a sharp pain I can also feel it when I move my tongue around?
TMJ?: Difficult to answer without knowing exact anatomic location however see if temporomandibular joint disorder may be the culprit. ...Read more
I have a small white soar on my tongue that I got after getting chewing tobaco on it. I have only used it 5-10 times in 6th months. Odds of cancer?
I bit what seems like a hole in my tongue, on accident while chewing. It's bleeding and it hurts. Should I rush to the ER or will it heal on its own?
Tongue?: Place pressure to area use gauze have someone check how severe it is ...Read more
I have a small white dot on the back left side of tongue don't smoke or chew and no alcohol use showed up last night?
Small white dot: These types of situations require a one on one clinical evaluation by a local dentist. Schedule an appointment. ...Read more
I have a very small little spot under my tongue that comes when I am chewing food although it is not near a tooth. It is unddr gum and tongue?
Gland, infection etc:
You need to have your dentist look at this. It could be a gland, stopped up salivary duct, infection or a host of other things. The only way to diagnose this is to have a professional look at it and help give you options on what it is and what can be done.
If it is a problem you want to address it now and not let it go. ...Read more
I've had gastric bypass almost 3 years ago so I either chew my mess or crush them but I have noticed my tongue is getting raw, how can I help this?
Unrelated: This seems to be unrelated to the bypass, and may be secondary to something you're consuming. Try keeping a log of what you take in, and correlate that to the symptom gettin better or worse. If you're getting worse, or this persists, see your primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My question is is if you had a 16 year oldpatient that doesn't smoke drink or chew. And had a lump inside their tongue. Inside. Would you think cancer?
Unlikely: To be cancer. Many congenital or acquired lesions are possible including benign cysts, fibromas, vascular malformations, and even rarer condition such as ectopic thyroid tissue within the tongue or amyloidosis. Oral tongue cancer is possible but extremely rare in this pediatric age group. Proper exam and possible imaging by an ENT doctor is recommended. ...Read more
The back right part of my tongue hurts when using that area. (ie chewing). However it does not hurt to swallow. Tongue is a little white in the back?
Suspicious Lesion?: Any white suspicious lesion on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor or dentist for eval. ...Read more
I have pain in the way back underneath my tongue, I try to reach the source but I end up gagging. It's extremely painful to chew, swallow, talk?
Get an evaluation: The pharygeal walls and the posterior tongue meet in "the way back" of your mouth. This area also is home for the tonsils. Consider getting to an ear, nose and throat specialist for an examination. ...Read more
I kissed a man for the first time & he does chew. Today my front bottom gums (not teeth) were inflamed and painful. Now my tongue feels burnt taste?
Gums: It sounds like your gums are infected. Consult your dentist for examination and treatment ...Read more
I noticed this morning that my six month old has a small dark spot close to the tip of her tongue that is about the size of a pen point. She has no teeth yet, but she does chew trying to teeth. What could this be??
May contribute to: Smoking or chewing tobacco & poor oral hygiene may contribute to the formation of a black hairy tongue. Hair does not actually grow on your tongue but gives that appearance to some degree as the filiform papillae of your tongue elongate. The use of a tongue blade daily may prevent, eliminate or control this issue. Chewing tobacco can also cause cancer which is more serious! ...Read more
I have a sore on my tongue that came from a bite while chewing gum. It refuses to heal. What should I do?
It sounds like you have a traumatic ulcer. The problem with them is that you probably keep biting it. Without the repeat trauma, they take 10-14 days to heal.
Keep it clean by brushing it with peroxide-the one that is indicated as an oral antiseptic.
You can also buy oragel to soothe it. If you can find it, get the one for "denture sore mouth".
If it is not gone after 2 weeks, get to a dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more
Only one side of my tongue is swollen towards the back of my mouth and it hurts to chew because of it. What could possibly be the cause?
Tongue: Possible local trauma from bite or teeth rubbing on tongue. Best to have it looked at by your pcp. ...Read more
I've been struggling with an orange tongue for a couple weeks now. I use chewing tobacco (a can a week) and consume alcohol. Should I worry?
Yes and Maybe: The orange tongue may or may not be a problem. The alcohol & chewing tobacco definitely are. You're under 21 so, you are risking legal problems by drinking. As for the chewing tobacco, it is DEFINITELY linked to mouth & jaw cancer. Alcohol increases that risk, too. Its treatments are often disfiguring and affect your ability to talk & eat. Quit both and check the tongue with a doc. ...Read more
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