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Injury To Tongue
Tissue tells: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications for the first 24hrs. ...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
Actually, yes: 'headbanging' involves rapidly & forcefully whipping the head back and forth. It has been reported to cause neck injury, whiplash, and mild traumatic brain injury. Headbanging causes'coup-contracoup' injury due to brain impact against the rigid skull. Dizziness, headache, & confusion can result. Safer solutions would be to throw up your rock fist, steer clear of the mosh pit, & wear earplugs. ...Read more
Usually: Nerve injury causing numbness in a finger can occur anywhere from the digital nerve in the finger to the nerve roots exiting from the cervical spinal cord. Circulatory disturbances to the hand can also cause numbness. Electrical nerve testing called nerve conduction study (ncs) can localize many cases of sensory nerve injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more
Yes: Yes the hand loves to swell elevate and ice keepmoving fingers. ...Read more
Unlikely: I have seen a draining tract from a tooth abscess extending to the outside of the face on the cheek. However, as the tooth is extracted (too severe bone loss), the area heals well with minimal scarring. However, early treatment will be very beneficial and inexpensive than wait. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more
A cut?: If it's a minor cut and not infected, no. However the cut and the swollen neck may not be related. First see your dentist to rule out any dental problems especially an infection. Your dentist can determine if there is a relationship and whether or not you also need to consult with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would like try tongue stabilize device-snoring (good morning snore solution) they claim FDA approved. I’m Concerned about injury to tongue, ie-Blood clots from being in a suction all night, or damage to tongue muscle. Any issues, other then soreness?
Blood clots.: Blood clots are are unlikely..Hygiene must be followed ...Read more
Inflamation: With no history of trauma, I am inclined to believe you have an inflamed foliate papilla this can be painful but it is not dangerous. Try warm salt water rinses and after 2-3 days if it is not better, see your dentist. Also, over the counter kanka can help w the pain! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
BITTENtongue: Yes of course it can be sewn back.Tongue has a very good blodd supply and it helps to heal faster then other cuts, and the healing is pretty fast. ...Read more
I have an injury on the right side of my tongue which is causing partial numbness on same right side of yhe tongue, can it heal on its own or nerepair?
I think I might have pulled a facial muscle located at the side of my cheek when I was stretching my tongue while rotating my head. Will this muscle injury heal on its own and will there be any complications ? The side of my cheek is now sore.
What is the best repair operation4 lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth surgery?isit effective after4 monthsof injury?I've got burning&painin tongue
Did you try meds?: The lingual nerve is in a very difficult place to access surgically (almost impossible) without creating more problems. Have you by tied a course of steroid therapy to reduce the amount of nerve inflammation caused by our wisdom tooth surgery? That should be your first course of action, followed by possibly the injection of some meds at the injury site. Try to avoid surgery! ...Read more
They had a pierced tongue for 3 years and then they give u a blowjob without any mouth injury if u cum in there mouth if they have HIV can u get it?
A little of both...: Intra-oral biting can be strictly conscious, strictly compulsive or a combination. In any of these cases it could be construed as both dermatophagia and self-injury in varying degrees as technically dermatophagia is self-injury even though it is classified as form of (obsessive-compulsive) disorder. Don't confuse this with accidental intra-oral bites which may be self or externally inflicted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tingling sensation in face, lips, tongue and at times most of the body that goes down the left arm and into fingers, and at times down both legs and into feet and bottom of feet. Sometimes feels like itching. HX of lower back injury in 2002 & 2012?
Tingling: Tingling on both sides, in the face, and in an arm means there is no one location or side of the brain that is causing it. Tingling is an indication of irritation to nerves (or neuropathy), which can be from a metabolic problem (Eg, very low calcium) or from a diffuse skin problem causing the itching (such as hives or urticaria). Hyperventilation (breathing too fast) can cause tingling too. ...Read more
Salt Water: is the most effective treatment assuming there is no laceration ...if there is stiches might be indicated! Hope this helps BTW ICE on the outside will reduce the swelling (if any) ...Read more
There are so many!: Teeth can fracture while eating hard items. Gums can be scratched by crackers, chips, etc. Hot foods can sear palate ("pizza palate") accidents can cause teeth to break, be knocked loose or out; gums, tongue, lips can get cut. Jaw can be dislocated or broken...All just o name a few more common injuries. ...Read more
Yes: You can have a hematoma in the form of a swelling without any break in the mucous mrmbrane. ...Read more
Hey ! after an injury in mouth i have a very little ball inside of my buttom lip i feel it whern i smile and It really bothers me and i don't what to ?
Mouth injury: See your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more
Pimples inside the mouth and little injuries. I would like to know the reason for this injuries
Please describe: Please resubmit your question and describe what you mean by little injuries. ...Read more
I have soreness and tightness in areas near my mouth. I had jaw injury 2 weeks ago, but i keep re-aggrevating it. I can't get those areas to relax.
See neuromuscular: see a neuromuscular dentist to put your mandible in a neuromuscularly relaxed posture with the use of custom made othotic. The issue is that your muscles of mastication like your masseter muscles are in contracture and need long term relaxation. An ICCMO dentist can find your most relaxed jaw position with jaw tracking technology. ...Read more
Had dental appt today and got cut/injury inside of mouth behind of lip. Bleeding is stopped but i see a blister. Does this often happen? What can I do
It happens: Your post did not explain how the injury occured or the circumstances behind it. Although every effort is made to prevent something like this from happening, it sometimes does. The bleeding has stopped, you are not swollen and not in pain. It most likely will heal without incident, like almost every other wound you may incur. Avoid hot or spicy foods while it heals and let the dentist monitor it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm recovering from a jaw injury. Every time I make a jerky or sharp or quick movement with my head, I get tightness and sometimes pain around my cheeks, mouth, and chin. No fever.what is cause?
Muscles: It appears that the muscles in those areas go into spasms precipitated by certain motions of your head and neck. These should subside as your original injury heals further. Magnesium or calcium deficiencies can make muscle cramping more likely. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I am recovering from a jaw injury. I had to sneeze. Will sneezing harm my jaw. I held my chin with my hand, but my mouth was only open slightly.
Not usually: Sneezing is a fact of life. Jaw injuries are fairly common. People with jaw injuries have to sneeze and almost all of them recover well. You did right by opening your mouth and stabilizing your jaw with your hand. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more