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Occasionally, striking pain on tongue that lasts for a minute. Tongue biting, too.?

Occasionally, striking pain on tongue that lasts for a minute. Tongue biting, too.?

Don't get what is pr: This is problem in that I do not know what is happening .Redescribe with more info. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Can cheek/ tongue biting at night cause daily headaches?

Can cheek/ tongue biting at night cause daily headaches?

Sure: If you are biting your cheeks at night, then your jaw is moving while not aligned properly. This can easily cause next day headaches. Ask your dentist about an oral appliance to address the problem. ...Read more

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Lately, I am experiencing tongue-biting on the right side of my tongue. The episodes only happens while I am talking. Do I need medical help?

Lately, I am experiencing tongue-biting on the right side of my tongue.  The episodes only happens while I am talking.  Do I need medical help?

Tongue Biting: Good day; On occasion I have experienced tooth biting while talking. Possibly the tongue muscles were a bit tight- a stressful day, anxious about a previous incident and attempted to retrain my tongue to minimize contact with dentition. Sometimes the facial muscles are taut causing the check to catch amongst molar cusps. My associate has equilibrated my dendition smoothing and sharp surfaces. ...Read more

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I am a dentist ask about problem of tongue biting while speaking after bridge construction in molar area. May it due to improper closing (open bite)?

I am a dentist ask about problem of tongue biting while speaking after bridge construction in molar area. May it due to improper closing (open bite)?

Contour My Vote...: Xlnt question! if ur patient is biting tongue now and did not before, something about the new fpd is impinging. Go back and look @ ur temps if pt was comfortable in them. Maybe lab built brg in conventional occlusion and needs to be in x/bite somewhere. If u can't get perm. Contoured like temps. Get pt back into the temps to stop tongue biting, take impr'n of temps and send to lab w/ perm brg. G/l. ...Read more

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Laforte II & mandibular osteotomy 23 yrs ago. Bite evening up now - bruxism/tongue biting @night. Could braces/2nd surgery be required? Tmj too now.

Laforte II & mandibular osteotomy 23 yrs ago. Bite evening up now - bruxism/tongue biting @night. Could braces/2nd surgery be required? Tmj too now.

Unlikely.: Unlikely. Complex problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Discuss with dentist: This is certainly a very complex question and best discussed with your dentist, a facio-maxillary oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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When i had my first seizure i almost bit my tongue off anyway of preventing this from happening again? It has happened maybe 2or 3 times but notas bad

When i had my first seizure i almost bit my tongue off anyway of preventing this from happening again? It has happened maybe 2or 3 times but notas bad

Not sure on question: Of course, the optimum solution is to prevent from having seizures by absolutely taking your medications exactly how you're supposed to be taking them which also means on time according to schedule. Remain well hydrated, do not skip meals, check with your doctor if you are prescribed any new medications or start taking over the counters or homeopathic items. Eliminate smoking &alcohol. ...Read more

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I feel confused, but I remember weird convulsions and my tongue hurts. Did I have a seizure?

I feel confused, but I remember weird convulsions and my tongue hurts. Did I have a seizure?

Hard to know 4sure: If you can remember having the convulsions, it is less likely it was a seizure, but ultimately, hard to say. If a witness was available, ask them. Otherwise, a visit to the doctor's office can enable you to get tests to get a better answer. ...Read more

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My tongue is thicker than it b4 i had my stroke or seizure and has some little white patches on them I am going by what other people tell me just wond?

My tongue is thicker than it b4 i had my stroke or seizure and has some little white patches on them I am going by what other people tell me just wond?

Stroke: A stroke can lead to difficulty speaking and weakness and numbness in the facial and mouth muscles leaving a person with the sensation of a thick tongue. The tongue difficulties will lessen over time. The white patches may signify thrush which is a yeast infection of the mouth. After a stroke and with diabetes, yeast infections are common and reflect a weakened immune system. ...Read more

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Why does the tongue get coated after an epileptic seizure?

Why does the tongue get coated after an epileptic seizure?

Irritation: A major seizure is often associated with trauma to the tongue, excessive saliva, and deep breathing through the mouth. Often observers put things in the mouth that damage the tongue. The tongue heals quickly but will feel numb and sore for several days. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue during a seizure and now the tip is numb, how long should this last?

I bit my tongue during a seizure and now the tip is numb, how long should this last?

Not long: It depends on many factors, one of the most important one being how deep and wide the gash, and how much bruising there is. I would guess that it should start getting better tomorrow and feel relatively normal within a few days. If not, or it gets worse or starts to swell, see your dentist to make sure there is no infection and it is healing normally. Rinse with some warm salt water. ...Read more

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I have episodes where i think i'm gonna swallow my tongue! am i having a seizure :'(?

Seizure: Very unlikely. This is an old myth that let people to use spoons and objects in an attempt to prevent epileptics from swallowing their tongues during a seizure. It is recommended not to insert anything inside the mouth of a person having a seizure as these objects can cause a serious choking hazard. That sensations you described do not suggest that you are having a seizure. ...Read more

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Whenever i have.My seizures it is unusually in my sleep and i bit my tongue really hard . What i would like to know is why in my sleep wake up?

Whenever i have.My seizures it is unusually in my sleep and i bit my tongue really hard . What i would like to know is why in my sleep wake up?

Doubtful: If you believe that biting tongue is sign of waking up in sleep, then you are mistaken. It is only sign of grandmal seizure. You bite your tongue during seizure in unconscious state. ...Read more

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Hello, i had a seizure on friday and bit my tongue. It's more than a bite it's about 1/2 in in circumference "flap" raised on my tongue. I thought i'd?

Hello, i had a seizure on friday and bit my tongue. It's more than a bite it's about 1/2 in in circumference "flap" raised on my tongue. I thought i'd?

See ENT or DDS: The seizure is the cause of the tongue problem but now you need to get it fixed--that is, the tongue. Surgery may or may not be indicated. See an ENT or dds for answers. Note, tongue biting is very common in some forms of seizures, so to prevent recurrences, make sure your anticonvulsant levels are adequate. ...Read more

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I had a three minute seizure and nearly bit half my tongue off. First one at age 36?

I had a three minute seizure and nearly bit half my tongue off. First one at age 36?

Yes: Seizures can start at any age. Luckily they can usually be controlled with medication. The some seizures can be cased by tumors. It is important that you fid they cause of your seizure. You need to be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Woke up with chewed tongue and side of mouth. Last MRI clear. This has happened before but could it be more seizures?

Woke up with chewed tongue and side of mouth. Last MRI clear. This has happened before but could it be more seizures?

This could b a: sign of more seizures.Any muscle tenderness/soreness?Discus with your Neurologist.May be time for another EEG,drug level blood tests,or med change.Good luck ...Read more

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After having a grand mal seizure, how should someone take care of his / her tongue?

Cool and soft: The tongue heals very quickly. Eat cool and soft foods. Avoid spicey foods and hot drinks and do not use ointments. Purple swelling is due to hematoma that will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I got my bottom left wisdom tooth and the tooth next to itextracted, two weeks ago. Now, sometimes in my sleep, i bite the side of my tongue. Could they be seizures?

I got my bottom left wisdom tooth and the tooth next to itextracted, two weeks ago. Now, sometimes in my sleep, i bite the side of my tongue. Could they be seizures?

Unlikely: Most likely is that your tongue has not yet accommodated to the changes in tooth position in your mouth since the extractions. If the problem does not resolve sometimes your dentist might adjust you're teeth (you're bite" to solve the problem or fabricate a night-guard for you to wear at night. You may ask your doctor or dentist about seizures but based just on the info you posted i think not. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue really hard when i had a grand mal seizure. It happened a couple of days ago. I have been using orajel but it is really not helping.

I bit my tongue really hard when i had a grand mal seizure. It happened a couple of days ago. I have been using orajel but it is really not helping.

Tongue lesion: If you have yet to see a doctor regarding your seizure activity, this would be a good place to start. Tongue injuries usually heal well without medical intervention. If you have continued swelling, bleeding or severe pain then you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Bit my tongue in my sleep, may have had a partial seizure during the night, not sure. Tongue is swollen and sore. What can I do to help heal my tongue?

Bit my tongue in my sleep, may have had a partial seizure during the night, not sure. Tongue is swollen and sore. What can I do to help heal my tongue?

It will heal soon: You can take a couple of tylenols (acetaminophen) as needed(6 hourly). This will relieve the soreness . Also use mouth rinses with lukewarm water to keep it clean . The swelling will go away and it should begin healing in 24-48 hours. Such cuts on the tongue are completely healed in 4-5 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im epileptic and have never had night seizures before. I've been waking up tired, bitten tongue, bruised head, leg over the bed. Should I be concerned?

Yes!: It certainly seems as if you are having seizures at night (though not 100% sure). Call your doc and get checked. Your medications may need to be adjusted. Stop any over the counter meds or supplements you may be taking that your doctor has not okayed. No alcohol or recreational drugs either! Call today. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3.5 months and constantly moving and wiggling. She chews her tongue and will arch back hard and fight sleep she tired or fight seizure ?

My daughter is 3.5 months and constantly moving and wiggling. She chews her tongue and will arch back hard and fight sleep she tired or fight seizure
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Doesn't sound abnorm: Babies as they grow become very active; arching is part of their repertoire of movement. You may wish to take some videos of the behaviors to review with your pediatrician. Four month visit should be coming up. ...Read more

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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more