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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. ...Read more

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Lingual (Definition)

It is near the tongue. So a tooth surface that is on the tongue side is called lingual a surface. In ...Read more


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What causes the lingual frenulum to become swollen? My sons looks like a uvula. Should I be concerned. He is 14 months.

What causes the lingual frenulum to become swollen? My sons looks like a uvula. Should I be concerned. He is 14 months.

Salivary duct: The lingual frenulum is surrounded by the salivary glands which may be having a problem. See an md for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probably have a little calcified stone called a sialolith blocking one of the salivary ducts around the frenum and causing swelling on the floor of your mouth and frenum. See your dentist asap! ...Read more

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Any idea what could cause a sudden swollen left neck (semi hard around the size of a ping pong ball) and swollen frenulum on both sides? For 24+ hrs

Any idea what could cause a sudden swollen left neck (semi hard around the size of a ping pong ball) and swollen frenulum on both sides? For 24+ hrs

Swollen gland: Sudden swelling of a salivary gland under the jaw from a stone in the duct of that gland can be the problem. Your physician or an otolaryngologist can tell after examining you. ...Read more

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What causes me to be tongue tied and pain in lingual frenulum?

What causes me to be tongue tied and pain in lingual frenulum?

Genetic: A tongue tie is a genetic condition. It may or may not be at all symptomatic. However if you have a rogue tie and it stretches or slightly tears it can be very uncomfortable. A small tear or injury can lead to an ulcer and significant pain. If it is a significant problem for you then I can be easily corrected by an ENT doctor or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils and swollen lingual tonsils. What should I do?

See your physician.: Swollen tonsils can be a sign of infection, so see your physician or an ENT specialist and find out what is going on! ...Read more

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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. : (?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Canker sore: Canker sores or apthous ulcers can cause your symptoms. Try topical anesthetic paste to reduce pain and protect the area until it heals. Avoid acidic foods. See your clinician if your symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends: A clogged salivary gland due to a NON stone could be possible. Food irritation, local trauma, a hot drink burn could cause swelling. Please get rechecked by your doctor as history and exam are going to be very key to a diagnosis. ...Read more