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Can Benadryl relieve swollen lingual frenulum?

Can Benadryl 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)

Lingual is also known as Tongue. 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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White spot on lingual frenulum, some redness and irritation under my tongue. Upper neck sore with right side gland by artery swollen for 2 months?

White spot on lingual frenulum, some redness and irritation under my tongue. Upper neck sore with right side gland by artery swollen for 2 months?

Salivary stone?: You may want to have your oral surgeon examine the floor of your mouth for a possible salivary stone. A stone that blocks the end of this salivary duct can cause swelling and tenderness of the gland it drains as well as the floor of the mouth until the stone is removed. Chronic blockage of the flow of saliva can also cause infection of the gland so visit your oral surgeon reasonably soon. ...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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How painful is lingual frenulum cutting?

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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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 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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