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Swollen Frenulum Under Tongue
I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. What could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone. What else could cause this?
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Hello! Both sides of the base of my frenulum under my tongue are very swollen. There also seems to be some white film covering it. Very painful. : (?
Most likely thrush: This is a fungal infection that occasionally occurs in the mouth. It is usually uncomfortable and in fact commonly painful. There are good medicated mouth rinses which can take care of this You might need to contact your usual physician to get a prescription for the remedy. ...Read more
I have a tongue frenulum piercing & it's swollen, red, and it hurts to move my tongue. I've had it for months & this happens. Peroxide Helps sometimes?
May be an infection: Or perhaps a nickel allergy or metal allergy. I would have dermatologist look at it to verify and treat depending on cause. Likely you will need to remove pierce and at least consider different metal. Hope that helps ...Read more
I have sores on the right under side of my tongue that feels like uclers but noticed today that on either side of my frenulum it appears to be swollen?
I have blisters in the right side of my tongue as well as under my lingual frenulum. Inside of my cheeks are also swollen. What's your advice?
Difficult to give a DX without a visual exam
Suggest calling your DR for an apt. ...Read more
Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?
Warm salt water: Plica fimbriata are the fringe-like folds of mucosa on underside of the tongue on either side of the frenulum. Sometimes they become enlarged if the toothbrush hits them during brushing. Usually rinsing with warm salt water for 2-3 days helps. Brush your teeth and gums gently. If not, visit your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Trauma or: Infection are the most common reasons for a symptomatic frenum. Consult with your dentist, even if the symptoms improve. There may be an issue that needs to be addressed. Good luck! ...Read more
teeth bitten trauma: First we need to know the nature of the swelling and if the swelling is painful how long. So it can be just from trauma or from growth. Sometime sharp edge of tooth or partial prosthetic that cause ulcer and it grow to tumor. It might need biopsy to diagnose the lesion. ...Read more
Don't worry...: Most likely not a big deal. See your dentist to have it checked out, but it will usually heal up just fine. While it may be sore now, look on the bright side...You'll be able to improve your gene simmons impressions! ...Read more
Hard to tell: There are a number of causes and some questions that need answering, as well as a visualization before a diagnosis can be made. It can be an infection, a cyst, a blocked duct, or even a tumor. These types of problems need the attention of a local doctor. Please call an oral surgeon. ...Read more
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See your dentist: You should have this checked immediately. It is probably a minor problem, but could be caused by a clogged salivary duct or other less common reason. ...Read more
See your dentist: See your dentist who can personally examine you, diagnose the cause and provide appropriate treatment (or refer you to an oral surgeon if necessary. It could be a host of things. The bump may be normal and unrelated to the swelling. ...Read more
Need evaluation: You need to have your tongue examined by a healthcare professional to determine what is causing the discoloration and swelling, and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more
Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the suspicious "thing"-lump under your tongue examined by a dentist or specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more
Swelling from?: Rather than worry, set up an appointment with your local dentist as soon as possible to see what's causing the swelling. If it continues to get worse and it's after hours, go to a 24\7 medical facility or the er of local hospital. If it's an infection, it can spread and cause serious complications. Don't wait, have it looked at right away. ...Read more
Not sure: Are you describing canker sores on your tongue? Have you had issues with canker sores previously? Typically, a person with canker sores has had such a previous encounter with canker sores. ...Read more
Torn frenulum: As long as the bleeding has stopped you probably don't need to do anything unless you can see an opening or hole in the tissue under the tongue. ...Read more
Not sure of your?: Need more information. Did you bite your tongue? Do you chew tobacco? Any dental problems? Tooth decay? ...Read more
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to determine if there is an abnormality. ...Read more
See a doctor: The only way in which this is going to be solved is to get somebody professional to look at it. Either a doctor or a dentist. Go soon and I hope this will clear up quickly. ...Read more
They may be normal: The taste buds at the back of the tongue appear larger than the ones towards the front. If they continue to increase in size, you should see a doctor. If there is no change, I would suggest that the next time you see a dentist or physician have them look back there and see. ...Read more
Hi! ....I woke up this morning and the right side of my tongue was swollen...What does this mean? ....Thanks you!
Allergic/ infection: Could be allergic or infection. If it is painful, or lasts more than 24 hours, or is getting worse, should be seen by a doc. ...Read more
I have a couple small eroded areas on my tongue. They aren't swollen and they're painless. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Tongue Lesions: Greetings. The most likely diagnosis would probably be traumatic bites that would occur while you are asleep. Especially if they are in the areas of denal occlusion. Viral oropharyngitis and glossitis also possible. Seeing your ENT will surely help identify the etiology. Good Luck ...Read more
I have a short tongue and I did some research and it came up with Ankyloglossia. Is there any way to cut the frenulum back a bit?
Yes: Go and see an ENT physician for a consult and evaluation. ...Read more
My frenulum is attached to the very tip of my tongue and it restricts me from sticking my tongue out. Can I get it fixed? If yes, how?
Cutting the frenulum is not a complicated procedure and can be done under local anesthesia. Please ask your dentist for referral to an oral surgeon for the procedure.
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My tongue feels swollen and my neck has been hurting (stiff) for 3 days, I don't want to go to the Dr because I always go, please help?
No answer: If you don't want to see a doctor, I don't think the internet is going to be your answer. Sorry : ( ...Read more
I have a lot of swollen taste buds all over tongue. They don't hurt, but had for over a month. What could this be and what will help with them?
Certain it's New?: Some people have larger taste buds near the back of their tongue naturally and sometimes recent foods have irritated them - esp. Acidic or spicy foods. It could be normal and self-correct but it's best to have a dentist check if it's been more than a couple of months since you have been. ...Read more