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My Tongue Cuts
I feel like my tongue has cuts all over and it hurst when I talk, eat, drink something and I don't know what it is :/?
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
My tongue has small cuts all around it it's been there my whole life! What's it from and how can I heal/fix it?
Cuts? With blood?: Or just "crevices? " if there's blood, see your dentist asap. (well, you could wait until monday if they've been there your whole life!) if no blood, then likely just a normal variation in 2-5% of people called "fissured tongue" that does not require treatment. Check this link for more information: http://www. M.Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/fissured-tongue. ...Read more
Canker sores or?: Tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Other causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more
Hard to say: Broken teeth, or a host of several different causes that can be signs of medical problems. See your dentist either way, there are too many possibilities to list. ...Read more
Glossectomy: Glossectomy - removal of tongue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello Sir...I hv cuts in tongue....l can't eat anything likr chappatti and sabji. No.l need an answer only...It doesn't cause any serious problem....
..Ok: For a short period....eat soft bland food.....Khir, soak Chapati in milk. Lidocain viscous is available, can be swished and swallowed few minutes before meal. After each meal....rinse your mouth well...that will help healing faster. ...Read more
Hello Sir...I hv cuts in tongue....l can't eat anything likr chappatti and sabji. No.l need an answer only...It doesn't cause any serious problem....?
Time only!: No worry, give the tongue time to heal. Mouth cuts and sores heal quickly though! ...Read more
See a dentist: If the cut is a recent injury, you should have it evaluated by a dentist or your family MD to see if any treatment is indicated. Medications can be prescribed to help numb the area or to relieve the pain during the healing process. ...Read more
No: Please see your orthodontist and have him/her help your tongue with an adjustment. ...Read more
Nothing: You probably bit your tongue while eating or in your sleep. Avoid further trauma by not eating sharp foods such as toast, chips and the like. Gargle with An antiseptic. Type mouth wash 2-3 times a day. Avoid trauma to the area when you brush your teeth. It will eventually heal on its own. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Ibuprophen or Aleve wil increase bleeding. See dentist if needed ...Read more
The tip of my tongue feels like there's a small cut there, it's not visible though. Slight discomfort when I move it. Causes? Help.
Cut/burn: You probably cut or burned your tongue. Should heal spontaneously. Salt water rinses may help. If not getting better in 2-3 days call your dentist. ...Read more
I cut my tongue eating cracker bread! How long will it take to heal its not deep surface cut I think, as the side of my is hurting?
3-5 days: Shallow tongue cuts heal quickly.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter fell and split her tongue open it's a nasty cut. I want to know will it heal properly, will her tongue go back to it's normal look?
Yes, but scar.: Tongues usually heal really well unless the cut went all the way through at one of the edges leaving an unattached piece which should be stitched together pronto. Otherwise, it will be swollen for more than a month and she should only be eating baby foods and nothing hot or spicy. Dehydration can become a problem if she's not drinking. Milkshakes or ensure can provide nutrition. ...Read more
On the back of my tongue I feel there's a cut. I didn't notice until I began to move my tongue. What caused it maybe? And how do I make it go away?
What to do for the dead cell after tongue cut stiches are examined after 4 days. Whether dead cell need to be treated or get replenished naturally?
Nothing: If all is healing well, they will disappear over time. Much like the scab on a cut on your skin. Just keep the area clean. ...Read more
My tongue looks like it has a cut in the middle its deep but it doesn't hurt and I don't remember if its there all my life or recent. Is this normal?
Normal fissure: It most likely is a normal midline fissure. ...Read more
The front portion of tongue of my son (age 15 years) was cut by felling down on cement ground on 15 dec. Got stitched on same day. Future action/ adv?
It will heal fine: Tongue is highly vascularized and high healing potential so it would heal excellently without scar. Comfort is most important during healing by avoiding alcohol (dried out the mucosa), spicy food, and keep it clean with gauze wiping and rinsing with mild salt solution. ...Read more
He or she could: Ankyloglossia or "tongue tied" is a condition that can be treated by a general dentist, dental specialist, or physician (if he or she feels comfortable in performing the procedure). The procedure to release the frenum is referred to as a frenectomy or frenuloplasty and can be performed under local anesthesia. ...Read more
Tongue lesion: You should see an ENT doctor to examine the lesion and your dentition. A persistent ulcer on tongue should be biopsied to r/o malignancy and this can be done at the office. ...Read more
Usually no problem.: Usually a small laceration on your tongue is no problem and will heal by itself. Location and size of laceration will obviously effect the healing. Simply ask your dentist for help with your specific situation. ...Read more
On the contrary: A tongue tie, or an abnormally short lingual frenum, can cause speech problems. Often the solution is the "cutting" of the tie. It's kind of unusual to be diagnosed at the age of 36. This procedure is most often done in kids. ...Read more
You adapt: As long as you have the back of your tongue and some of the front you can do pretty well with eating. The tongue helps to move the food around and back and the back of the tongue stimulates the swallowing reflex. ...Read more
Likely nothing: The tag beneath your tongue is called a frenulum. In people (adults and children) with a prominent frenulum, they often have tongue tie and may require the frenulum to be cut (frenulectomy) so that they can have better mobility of the tongue. It is a painless procedure and rarely there is much bleeding. Babies typically have their frenulum cut without anesthesia and do well. ...Read more
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