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I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should I be concerned?

I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should I be concerned?

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 (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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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?

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

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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?

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

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I cut the side of my mouth such that the skin inside is flapping. What should I do?

I cut the side of my mouth such that the skin inside is flapping. What should I do?

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

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My friend has a pink flap of extra skin under his tongue is it anything to worry about?

My friend has a pink flap of extra skin under his tongue is it anything to worry about?

Probably not: But why doesn't your friend see a dentist just to make sure. There' soothing like peace of mind. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Anatomical: 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

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That piece of skin that hangs above your tongue is swallon.

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

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Get shock feeling when I move my head. Feels like I am touching tongue to a battery?

Get shock feeling when I move my head. Feels like I am touching tongue to a battery?

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

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What are causes of tongue skin tags?

What are causes of tongue skin tags?

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

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What to do if I bite my tongue and there is loose skin?

What to do if I bite my tongue and there is loose skin?

Nothing usually: Tongue and mouth in general heal really quickly. It will probably be fine in a day or 2. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get skin tags on your tongue?

Is it possible for you to get skin tags on your tongue?

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

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What does it mean if you have a enlarged tongue and a big head?

What does it mean if you have a enlarged tongue and a big head?

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

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What happens if you cut that little piece of skin under your tongue?

What happens if you cut that little piece of skin under your tongue?

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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What does it means when my tongue feel weird or funny and my head eel loightheaded?

What does it means when my tongue feel weird or funny and my head eel loightheaded?

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

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I've been seeing excessive dead skin in my cheeks and tongue, I constantly remove it and the next day it comes back?

I've been seeing excessive dead skin in my cheeks and tongue, I constantly remove it and the next day it comes back?

Cheek biting: Is it possible that you bite your cheek in your sleep? Also if you use a tartar control toothpaste, the tartar control ingredient is bitter. The companies add more flavoring agents to offset this bitter taste and that can cause the lining of your cheek to peel. ...Read more

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I have just recently noticed some symmetrical sores on the flaps of skin on the underside of my tongue. What do I do?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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).

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

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Dry skin on my tongue?

Dry skin on my tongue?

Dry mouth syndrome: Dry tongue can be part of dry mouth syndrome brought about by medication or other systemic cause. ...Read more

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Skin sticking out under my tongue. Is this normal?

Skin sticking out under my tongue. Is this normal?

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

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Why is my tongue painful when eating, drinking I also have a bit of skin dangleing uderneath the tongue?

Why is my tongue painful when eating, drinking I also have a bit of skin dangleing uderneath the tongue?

Did you...: ...Bite it, burn it, scrape it, cut it? Do you have any damaged teeth or fillings? Do you have any infections, systemic diseases, growths, white spots, red spots, or anything else unusual? Please see a dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT for a proper examination. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?

The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?

Normal: Dead taste buds will shed. Bumps are specific type of taste bud. Scrape clean your tongue while brushing.....it will be ok. If oral sex is an issue.......it is a different ball game. ...Read more

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Ataste bud along with the skin under my tongue hurts. I had my tongue clipped years ago. What can cause this?

Ataste bud along with the skin under my tongue hurts. I had my tongue clipped years ago. What can cause this?

Taste buds: Taste buds are microscopic, so there is an anatomic disconnect in your question. I'm concerned that you are having pain and probably inflammation. You must be examined by a Professional, a Dentist, to diagnose your problem and select the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Some times when I wake in the morning and head to the bathroom, my tongue is blue (blue coating like) what does that mean?

Blue tongue: Could be something you ate or the tooth paste you used the night before, OR could be a sign of lack of adequate blood flow to the tongue with oxygen deprivation. See the Dr. For eval when this happens and let them see it. Good luck. ...Read more