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Hardening Of Tongue Tissue
Underneath my tongue to the side theirs a small feels like tissue is connected to it its on the right side what could this be?
Lingual Frenum: Usually it's in the middle, but you can have it off to the side or perhaps even more than one. However, without actually being able to see it personally, we can't tell you for sure. Have you dentist take a look at it. ...Read more
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Could be from an infection or a blocked
salivary duct. ...Read more
The tissue under my tongue has changed texture overnight and become bumpy. There is a dull pain that intensifies significantly when I move my tongue.
Bumpy: Sorry, "bumpy" is not enough to go on. Any pain, bleeding, ora as in your case swelling, deserves immediate evaluation. May be rankle, salivary duct stone, infection, or many other possibilities. What should you do? See your Dentist ASAP for examination, x-rays (if indicated), differential diagnosis, and treatment or referral. ...Read more
I've got 2 tissue tags underneath my tongue. Recently ive been getting alot of pain on 1 of them When ive looked closely one seems to have a white spot?
Likely normal: Plicae Fimbriata. This is a normal finding under the tongue. May look like little fringes. If you have been sticking your tongue out over the tops of your bottom teeth, then the white spot could be irritated tissue. Check the edges of the bottom teeth for sharpness if this applies. Otherwise, see your Dentist if it does not improve in a few days. Good Luck. ...Read more
I have a hard bump they can be moved around in the daft tissue under my tongue and it has been there for 2 weeks. What is it?
The underside of my tongue really hurts. The lines of tissue connecting my tongue to my mouth are red and inflamed. What could this be?
See dentist: See a dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Consult the surgeon.: You should check with the surgeon who removed the cyst or another ENT or oral surgeon, who can surgically treat the scar tissue if necessary. ...Read more
Nothing, maybe.: Lymphatics are the second circulatory system in the body. They return excess fluid to the heart and they have nodes that fight infections. The tissue at the base of the tongue being prominent may just be normal anatomy for you personally or a sign of significant infectious challenge to that tissue. Your doctor who sent you for the MRI should be able to tell you whether to worry or not. ...Read more
Have bumps on the back of my tongue, similar to a pimple but same color as my tissue and no pain or discomfort at all, what is it?
Sounds normal...: I'm guessing you are noticing normal circumvallate papillae. Typically there are 7-9 of them in a shallow V-shaped row across the back of the tongue. Each one is about 2-3 mm (1/8") in diameter. Google it and look at photos. If you have something different, check it out with your doctor or dentist. ...Read more
I bit my cheek about 4 days ago. I could feel with my tongue the bit tissue. It has turned into a 'bubble-like' thing with pus. What can I do?
Bit cheek: The area will probably heal by itself. However, have it examined by your dentist. It may heal faster and prevent you from biting it further if it is drained. ...Read more
Soft tissue in mouth & tongue irritated by reflux. Worse am. Worse after sitting. Diet change/behaviour change recommendations welcome! Many thanks.?
Need to address GERD: You must control acid-it will burn mouth, tongue and esophagus and dissolve your teeth. Address the causes (high acid, hiatal hernia, apnea) with rx and nutrition guides from your pcp and see dentist to support the chemistry needed to improve acid resistance of your teeth. Avoid dietary acids, carbonation, heavy spice. Consider elevated sleep (not just pillows) and dental splint to minimize wear. ...Read more
A doctor told me a red lesion on the side of my tongue is lymphoid tissue and nothing sinister. Should I trust?
Infection?: Lymph tissue does not belong in your tongue. You are immunosupressed and could have had an unusual infection on your tongue. As a tranplant recepient who is immunosupressed you are at risk for malignancies, but this doesn't sound like one. If the lesion has cleared up after the intervention I would write it off to an infection. Stay vigilant, take care of your kidney. ...Read more
What can cause tonsil tissue to grow on to the base of tongue? Is having chronic allergic rhinitis a possible cause?
See an ENT doctor: Tonsils are immune tissues in the back of the throat. Generally they shrink with age, but can become infected and require removal. Occasionally, they can reappear, but one would never see tonsils grow on a tongue. Any growth should be checked out and probably be removed by an ENT surgeon. ...Read more
Had my tonsils and adenoids removed two months ago. I notice a growth of tissue in back near right tonsil area and tongue. What could it be?
Possible tonsil: It is possible for tonsils to regrow when they are removed, but usually they do not grow back to their original size. It is best to have your doctor look at this to make sure it is tonsil tissue and not some other sort of growth. ...Read more
I have recently gotten my tongue web pierced and I have bits of white tissue on both sides of the piercing. I think it's just scar tissue but I'm not?
Observation: I would continue to monitor this small tissue growths over the next several weeks to see if they improve or resolve. What you are observing is part of the healing process. If there are any significant changes (ie. Size or color or shape) please follow up with your primary care provider. ...Read more
Inside cheek looks and feels like surface of tongue and bleeds when bristles are run across it. Oral surgeon said tissue looks ok. Ideas?
Do sometimes dentists have to cut out extra piece of gum tissue in your inner mouth I have this extra tissue which I can feel with my tongue?
Have it checked out: The question is too broad to really give you an accurate answer to your question as it pertains to your specific situation. Do patients ever require surgery to remove excess or diseased tissue? Of course. But that is not to say that is what you would require. See your own dentist to evaluate what you are feeling. If might be a very simple fix that does not require any surgery at all! ...Read more
My 18 month old daughter hurt herself on a toy. The soft tissue under her tongue has been hurt, it looks red and swollen. No bleeding at present but red and swollen
My dentist and periodontist told me I have scar tissue under my tongue. What are common symptoms of this scar tissue?
How old are you?:
The scar you are talking about, could be a band, the band could limit the motion of the tongue, apparently it has not affecting you or your speech since you are a grown adult with unknown age.
usually if it was discovered at young age, specially before school age, we usually cut it off, to prevent the child from having a speech problem. ...Read more
How do I get rid of this dead skin/scar tissue that is found on either side of my tongue? I have had it for over a year now.
Callous?: I've seen situations when people bite on the sides of their tongue enough to thicken the skin creating a callous. This often appears white because of the moist environment. I agree that the best bet is to get it evaluated but it may be this benign condition. It could be removed but if it is scalloped in appearance and falls around your teeth, your bite is the culprit and it will likely recur. ...Read more
I have suddenly developed numbness on the bottom of my tongue and on the soft tissue directly under it in my mouth. Is this something neurological?
See a dentist: There is a neurologic component to this, but I would recommend you see a dentist first to rule out any tooth/gingival infection. If everything seems normal, i.e. No infection, then I would recommend seeing an oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a white tongue and white tissue all down the side of my tongue. It is really worrying me now. I have had it for four weeks now. I also tried nystatin. What should I do?
Get an exam: This could be completely benign or something serious. Plese get a dental exam and avoid self medication. That really complicates the diagnostic process. ...Read more
I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. Is this normal? I heard this can mean you have a connective tissue disorder.
Why do you say so?: Have you suffered from symptoms suggesting connective tissue disorder? Remember we are never born equal in function and anatomy. Hence, I would not worry about what you described as long as being free of any related symptoms. Besides, I advise you to peruse articles on Life Reality in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html, which will help you handle many health-related concerns. More? Contact me ...Read more
Day 4s/p extraction. Pain is intense/steady. See what looks like what tissue but feel something hard w/tongue. Aleve, (naproxen)apap, tramadol. No help. Dry socket?
See your dentist: Please see your dentist for a post extraction evaluation. ...Read more
7 months ago, I was wearing a shoe w/ the tongue tucked in for a week. Foot became swollen. Foot and ankle are still swollen but not much. Do you think I have nerve or soft tissue damage?
Scratchiness at back of throat for last 8 months due to some lymphoid hyperplasia in the tongue base. Following MRI of neck and soft tissue and two endoscope examinations my ENT surgeon does not consider this to be of any significance. I though worry?
Difficult to say.: If lymphoid hyperplasia is the issue, consult with a hematologist. If this specialist says same thing, then I would not be concerned. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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