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Got sores on my tongue they have been occurring normally when i don't eat but they have become persistent now even if i eat twice a day.Causes?

Got sores on my tongue they have been occurring normally when i don't eat but they have become persistent now even if i eat twice a day.Causes?

Difficult to tell: In this forum, your symptoms and possible causes are very hard to determine without actually seeing the sores (are they red, white or ulcerated)? Are they flat or elevated? Are they single or clustered? Possible causes: infection, vitamin deficiency, medical issue, allergic reaction, trauma etc. See a dentist for their expert evaluation. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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What does it mean when someone chews on their tongue ? Nerves or something physical ?

What does it mean when someone chews on their tongue ? Nerves or something physical ?

Nerves: Some questions are almost too foolish to answer. I do not know of anything physical that would cause tongue chewing other than grinding and clenching your teeth causing a scalloping of your tongue border making it easier to catch between your teeth. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a bitten tongue?

Bitten Tongue: If you accidentally bite your tonue, just keep your mouth clean and avoid spicy and acidic foods as they will tend to cause some mild temporary pain or stinging sensations. You can rinse out with a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water to both soothe your tongue and keep in clean. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

Several: Several physicians are involved in the care of patients with tongue cancer. An ear, nose, and throat physician (otolaryngologist); radiation oncologist; and medical oncologist may all be involved at some point during diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How is geographical tongue treated?

How is geographical tongue treated?

Not usually treated: It is a chronic condition the typically manifest itself under certain circumstances such as eating hot, spicy, acidic or salty foods and stress or hormonal changes. Treatment is typically not necessary unless you have severe pain then a dentist can prescribe you a mouthwash or paste to use. ...Read more

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I have one single bump on the middle of my tongue and its been there for a while now. What is it? What can I do about treating it to go away?

Needs to be seen: If it's there more than two weeks, it needs to be seen in order to know what it is and whether or not it needs treatment or removal. It could be benign or more serious. See your own dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation and possible removal\biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the best medical treatment for tongue chewing for a child?

What is the best medical  treatment  for tongue  chewing  for a child?

See this website: http://www.tonguechewing.com/ chirodontics acumpuncture, still point technique, orofacial myofunctional therapies are all listed here. It is an informational site...Check it out. ...Read more

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My tongue gets white. What could be the possible treatments and reasons behind it? Thanks.

Mostly normal: Most of the time it's the result of tissue turnover and a film of microorganism that live in the oral cavity. It also could be a fungal infection. Brush your tongue from back to front. If the you have any pain, or the film doors not resolve in a couple of days, consult your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left part of tongue for almost one day, it hurts when i eat something, my tongue seems normalnot any notable changesuggest me a cure?

Injury?: Please first rule out any causes such as trauma, injury or burn like biting on it..... If the pain continues or gets worse must go see a dentist. ...Read more

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How get rid of tongue pain after biting it?

Take a pain reliever: As long as your tongue is not bleeding, a pain reliever like ibuprofen, Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be helpful. Fortunately, the tongue heals quite quickly, so your pain should be short lived. ...Read more