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Skin Flap On Tongue
Swollen tongue: Your should see your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation. Your could have swelling secondary to biting the side of your tongue. However you are in an age range where other possibilities exist and your dentist can check it out for you. ...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
I noticed that my 5 week old baby girl doesn't have the flap of skin under the tongue that holds it in place, should I be concerned?
Absolutely not: This lingual attachment really serves no purpose and varies from individual to individual. You can have the pediatrician take a look just to be sure (as we cannot actually examine her) and have her first dental appointment with a pedodontist when she is either one year old, or her first teeth erupt. Congratulations! ...Read more
I noticed yesterday that I have two red bumps on the bottom of the flap of skin under my tongue so I took my tongue ring out its sore what couldit be?
Salivary duct block: You may have a salivary gland blockage under tongue, which will create soreness and swelling. You cannot treat on own...Should see a dentist, preferably an oral surgeon. The tongue ring should be removed and not put back...Can cause tooth movement, tongue thrust, infections and other problems. ...Read more
Probably nothing.: Unless you have a huge oral laceration we tend not to stitch up lacerations in the mouth because of the significant increase in sense of infection. The mouth is a really really dirty place. If you think the laceration is very large and then you should go to the emergency room and have it stitched but make sure you get covered with antibiotics. ...Read more
Probably not: But why doesn't your friend see a dentist just to make sure. There' soothing like peace of mind. ...Read more
A vietnamese friend of mine, has at the base of their tongue what looks like a flap of extra skin which is attatched to the tongue, stands up slightly?
From your description it sounds like you are describing a "prominent lingual frenum ".
Most humans have a lingual frenum but in some people it may be more prominent or high and visible. ...Read more
Uvula: It's called the uvula and is an extension of the soft palate. Uvulas vary in size from patient to patient. As long as it's not painful, it's okay to monitor it to see if it reduces in size. If it doesn't see your physician for possible referral to ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more
See below: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
Nothing usually: Tongue and mouth in general heal really quickly. It will probably be fine in a day or 2. ...Read more
Sometimes....: The front surface of the tongue has many small taste buds that give it the berber carpet/cobble-stone look. There are a bunch of larger taste nodes (circumvallate papilla) in a v shape on the back of the tongue too. Sometimes a taste bud dies-it swells up, hurts and looks like a skin tag before it eventually falls off. You constantly make more taste buds, so no worries. ...Read more
Probably nothing.: It probably doesn't mean anything, but there is such a thing as an "overgrowth syndrome" and the most common one is beckwith-wiedemann syndrome. There are usually other findings such as a large lower jaw, and some problems during the newborn period. ...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
Check with MD: It would be prudent to see a physician to check on the cause of your symptoms. You would have to be seen by someone to give you an accurate evaluation. ...Read more
I've been seeing excessive dead skin in my cheeks and tongue, I constantly remove it and the next day it comes back?
I have just recently noticed some symmetrical sores on the flaps of skin on the underside of my tongue. What do I do?
Evaluation Needed: You will need to go to the dentist to get evaluated as many things could be causes. ...Read more
I found an extra piece of skin in my tongue this morning, its like a part of my tongue but its white, what could it be?
In\on Tongue?: This needs to be seen and evaluated in person and not via the internet. If it is in the center in front underneath your tongue it is most likely a lingual frenum which is normal anatomy. If it's on top it may be elongated papillae (taste bud) or a papilloma. There is no way to accurately diagnose this without personally seeing it. White patch could be candidiasis, leukoplakia. See your dentist. ...Read more
Hello I've noticed on the bottom of my tongue I have some dangling bites of skin this is the first I've noticed can you help?
Normal: Its normal tongue anatomy. Do not worry we all have them. ...Read more
I have a loose piece of skin under my tongue. Should I rip it off, cut it? Or will it just go back to place by itself? It's hurting though.
Don't rip it: Best to leave it alone. The tongue is very vascular meaning there are lots of blood vessels. You can bleed quite a bit from a tongue injury. Leave it alone and the body will heal itself. ...Read more
What to do if I have a bunch of extra skin under my tongue, so much that when I puff it out it could be mistaked for a second tongue. What is wrong with me?
See a dentist: This is probably normal and no treatment needed. You can have your general dentist check it. Take care. ...Read more
The bottom/underneath of my tongue really hurts. I have like this flap of skin? And like 5 white bumps all underneath my tongue (near the front).
Sore tongue: Need to really see it to tell plus a history of what you have been doing the past couple days. There are many things that can cause this from viral to just simple overmanipulation of the area. ...Read more
Frenum: It sounds like you are referring to the lingual frenum, which is normal and nothing to be concerned about. It is a flap of tissue that attaches the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If you are still concerned, show it to a dentist just to be sure. ...Read more
Normal: The blue lines are veins. The hanging tissue is muscle. Don't worry! ...Read more
Why is my tongue painful when eating, drinking I also have a bit of skin dangleing uderneath the tongue?
The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?
Ataste bud along with the skin under my tongue hurts. I had my tongue clipped years ago. What can cause this?
Some times when I wake in the morning and head to the bathroom, my tongue is blue (blue coating like) what does that mean?
Getting tingles on skin and tongue, laying down brings it on or makes it worse. What kind of specialist would it be best to see?
Primary Doctor 1st: It might be best to go to your primary care provider and they will know where to refer if they need too. ...Read more