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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) relieve swollen lingual frenulum?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) relieve swollen lingual frenulum?

No: See a dentist to find out what's causing this swelling. Benedryl will not have any effect.

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Lingual (Definition)

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My lingual frenulum is very swollen as well as the area around it. My bottom gums are very red. Been this way for 3 days now. What should I do?

My lingual frenulum is very swollen as well as the area around it. My bottom gums are very red. Been this way for 3 days now. What should I do?

See your dentist: If you are not seeing improvement after 3 days make an appointment to have your dentist check the problem. There could be many different causes and he or she is the best person to help you figure it out.

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I have a swollen and painful lymph node on the right side of my neck and a small bump on my lingual frenulum.

I have a swollen and painful lymph node on the right side of my neck and a small bump on my lingual frenulum.

Infection: If the node is painful, I suggest that you contact your dentist since this appears to be a bacterial infection.

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What causes bumps on the lingual frenulum?

Salivary ducts: You may be looking at the opening of the two of the four major salivary glands.

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What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Irritation: Mechanical irritation by hard, sharp foods, floss incident, any number of reasons could cause frenal inflammation. If calculus (tartar) build up is severe that may be cause as well. Good luck!

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Do you have relearn speech after getting your lingual frenulum cut?

Do you have relearn speech after getting your lingual frenulum cut?

Should not: Though it may change speach patterns and they may need to learn how to use the muscles of the tongue more, it should not be a concern. Usually it will free up the tongue and allow them to make the proper pronunciations (s's/t's). You should work with them to help them make the proper sounds now that they can.

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What are swollen lingual tonsils?

What are swollen lingual tonsils?

Tongue lymph tissue: Tonsils are lymph tissue generally & part of the lymphatic system of the immune system. Swollen lingual tonsils, at the base of the tongue, may indicate some type of allergic or immune issue. Keep a diary: food, drinks & toothpaste (flavors) could trigger an immune response. Gastric reflux or sinus drainage could affect this lymph tissue also. Sleep breathing problems could be involved.

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How painful is lingual frenulum cutting?

Numb: You should be numb during this procedure and feel no pain at all. Once the anesthetic wears off, plan on being sore anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks. Eveyone heals differently depending on your health and how the procedure is done.

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What can I do for inflamed lingual frenulum?

What can I do for inflamed lingual frenulum?

Avoid area: Avoid abraiding area. You may want to consider a frenectomy to avoid future problems.

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What can I eat with a torn lingual frenulum?

Frenulum: The question is how did this happen. Soft or liquid food until you are more comfortable increased to solid food as tolerated.

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Will getting my lingual frenulum cut help improve my singing?

Will getting my lingual frenulum cut help improve my singing?

It may: By having your lingual frenum cut, this will free up the tongue to make it more mobile. This should allow you to make sounds better, which should improve your singing. You will be able to make more sounds more naturally, which should improve the quality of your singing.

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I've a bump on lingual frenulum. No idea on what caused it. How can I cure it?

Suspicious Bump: I would advise you to have the bump on lingual frenum examined by any dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed.

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Help docs! I had my lingual frenulum pierced, and it's completely severed, what do I do?

See a doctor: Without seeing you, should probably be okay but should see a doctor to see what is going on.