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Stop Bleeding Tongue
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 bit my tongue really hard on accident and now it won't stop bleeding and I don't know what to do?
First, pressure.: Use some gauze to get some traction and really apply continuous pressure to the wound with your fingers. Try to hold as long as you can, 20-30 min, with a minimum of checking. The tongue is rich in blood vessels and can bleed quite a bit. It should stop with pressure. Repair of tongue lacerations is controversial, and limited to very large, deep cuts. If it does not stop, then seek evaluation. ...Read more
I woke up with my tongue split down the middle and bleeding for no apparent reason, what would cause this? How should I stop the bleeding?
Tongue Ring?: Tongue rings can do this — they are dangerous in many ways. If it is not a tongue ring, then this is not normal, have a dentist take a look at it. ...Read more
Bleeding tongue: Take a tea bag, wet it and use it to apply pressure for 15-30 minutes (or dry sterile gauze pad) on the bleeding site. If it is still a problem you will need to see your dentist (and possibly your physician to check your BP and clotting time). ...Read more
A piece of glass cut the middle of my tongue while eating food. What else should I do? I used ice to stop the bleeding. Do I need a Dr. or RX?
Glass injury: Superficial cuts to the tongue generally heal quickly, with no intervention required. You can rinse mouth with water after eating to loosen debris. One risk of glass injury is a shard of glass remaining in the wound. This can be identified with XRAY, however the tongue is highly sensitive and I suspect you would notice it. Given bleeding has stopped, no further action required. See Dr if problem. ...Read more
My6 years old boy is bleeding in the mouth under the tung, non-stop from yesterday. What can it be?
SEE MD NOW: He could have a mouth injury or ulcer causing bleeding but both should stop fairly quickly in less than 5 minutes. You need to see his pediatrician or go to er if bleeding is active. If tiny streaks of blood in saliva, try letting him suck on popsicle to stop the bleeding.? Any bleeding disorders in the family? ...Read more
Get checked: Most commonly bleeding comes from infected gums. How long has it been since your last cleaning? What medications do you take? It is possible you should have a cleaning under the gums but your teeth are being cleaned only above the gums. Brush teeth, gums, tongue. Floss, rinse with diluted salt water. Get a cleaning. ...Read more
My boyfriend cut the roof of his mouth and it has been bleeding for over 15 minutes and won't stop with guaze pressure. What do I do?
Bleeding in mouth: Prolonged pressure with gauze (yes, even up to 15 minutes) should stop the bleeding. Otherwise, please call your dentist or primary doctor. ...Read more
My son popped a little red bump on the corner of his mouth 50 minutes ago and it won't stop bleeding. He has been holding pressure on it.?
It should stop: Any bumps on a person's skin that bleed when popped, usually stop bleeding in less than 10 minutes if direct pressure is put on the spot. A person can use a tissue, gauze, or paper towel. A spot can bleed longer if the person keeps taking pressure off the spot, to look at it. After bleeding stops, a spot may ooze a little, for a few hours. A doctor can evaluate if bleeding doesn't stop. ...Read more
Why has my mouth started bleeding two days after a soft tissue graft? I was told that I might have to worry about bleeding up to six hours after the soft tissue graft was performed, and the blood did stop until today. It started bleeding a small amount ag
The : The concern is how fast the bleeding stops. A small amount of bleeding is of no concern. Generally, pressure is the way to stop bleeding. The donor site on the roof of the mouth will not be harmed by pressure, if the recipient site is the issue, don't touch it without talking to your dentist. ...Read more
I fell and hit my mouth on the counter and my front tooth cut inside of lip bad. I got it to stop bleeding what can I do for it?
Ice & Ibuprofen: Get ice on it right now — 10 minutes on / 10 off for a few hours. Take ibuprofen (400 mg) 3 – 4 times /day for the next 1-2 days. All to keep the swelling down. See your Dentist tomorrow to check the tooth clinically and with an x-ray image to be sure it is OK — at least for right now. Crushed ice in a baggie or frozen peas work well. Expect to be swollen and possibly bruised. Good Luck. ...Read more
I seem to constantly bite the inside my mouth to the point of bleeding and swelling which causes ulcers. I can't work out why I do it, how to stop it?
Cheek biting: Two issues- first see your dentist to check for sharp or rough spots on your teeth as well as your bite to explore dental reasons for cheek biting and if there's anything he/she can do to prevent this. Second- it's like any other habit- it requires awareness, acknowledgement and desire to stop. If there's an anxiety or emotional component, speak to your physician for a referral to therapist. ...Read more
Several things: The first thing to try is to bite on some slightly wet gauze for 30 mins, and repeat this for another 30 mins. If you feel like you are continuing to bleed a lot, bite on a wet tea bag for 30 mins, normally this does the trick. You also may not be bleeding as bad as you think, as blood gets mixed in with your saliva in your mouth it may seem like there is more blood than there is. ...Read more
Rinse: Dilute salt water rinse or gargle, any persistant open sore should be evaluated or biopsied. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth extraction 2 hrs ago I can't stop bleeding since and my mouth full blood my dentist say it is normal i have big headache what should I do?
Pressure on a gauze: There is no bleeding that pressure on the gauze will not stop. A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for thirty minutes. Repeat as needed until bleeding is stopped. Take care. ...Read more
I have a small bump on the tip of my tongue it started to bleed and won't stop. Should I go to the dr?
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
Tongues bleed but...: Tongues heal quickly and heal well. That's because tongues have good blood flow. Probably best to skip the tongue-brushing with little kids. No worries. ...Read more
See doctor: You need to see your doctor. May need a biopsy. Now get going and don't delay ...Read more
I bite my tongue while wrestling the cut is pretty deep and about less than an inch in a curved shape. So, yesterday I had a wrestling match. My opponent slammed me and I bite my tongue very hard it started bleeding. After the match I put some ice on it to
If : If the wound is deep, it is most likely too late to suture it. However, from what I am visualizing from your description, I do recommend that you get evaluated. I don't know how much swelling you have. You may need to get seen at the emergency room depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more
I think I have a scab or a cut and I feel it with my tongue, it's not bleeding it hurts when food touches it, what's going on?
Needs to be seen: These types of situations need to be actually seen in order to diagnose and suggest treatment. See your own dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have both upper and lower permanent retainers placed yesterday. The lower one cut my tongue and I'm bleeding. Should i be worried?
Return ASAP: The tissue inside mouth is delicate ; easily damaged. The good news is once the offending cause is removed, it heals rapidly! It is likely that your retainer has minor but pointy edge somewhere. Please return to your dentist asap. Once the retainer is adjusted you should feel better almost right away. This type of imperfection in retainer is hardly visible, and post-insert adjustments are common. ...Read more
I have accidentally bitten my tongue. There is no bleeding but there is a small cut present. Do I need to take any medication or will itself heal?
Should self heal: Tongue injuries should heal completely within a few days. Drinking adequate water and doing mouth rinses frequently may help speed healing. ...Read more
My son fell off the bed and cut his tongue. It stopped bleeding after a few minutes and now hours later. I noticed a gash on his tongue and he has bee?
Tongue bite: Impossible to answer without complete history/exam. A bite can lead to problems like infection. You should see a doctor/dentist. Before you go you may try oralgel for pain. A tea bag and pressure may stop the bleeding. But get to a clinican to be safe. ...Read more
See Dentist ASAP: Can be physical irritation, infection, neoplasm, burn, or many other possibilities. Lease seek professional care now. ...Read more