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I have a pain or soreness on both sides of my tongue like I bite it or burned it. What could it be.

I have a pain or soreness on both sides of my tongue like I bite it or burned it. What could it be.

Burning Tongue: These symptoms are consistent with 'burning tongue syndrome'. You may also want to check for 'adverse reactions' of any medications that you are taking, since they sometimes cause dry mouth. You may have bit your tongue during your sleep. However, any concern about lesions or sensations on the lateral borders of the tongue require a thorough evaluation by an oral surgeon or oral pathologist. ...Read more

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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Why is the side of my tongue sore?

Why is the side of my tongue sore?

Did you bite it?: That's the most likely explanation I can think of... Did you have any recent dental work done etc? ...Read more

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My tongue has been sore for the last few days especially on the sides it apears to be more white down the middle and feels like tonsils are sore now?

See doctor: It is hard to say exactly what is going on. It will take a visual exam to make that determination. You should get checked by your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Back, sides of tongue sore from retainer. What can I do?

Back, sides of tongue sore from retainer. What can I do?

See: See the Dentist or specialist Orthodontist who made the retainer for you. Sounds like an easy fix. ...Read more

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What are reasons why the sides of my tongue are always sore?

What are reasons why the sides of my tongue are always sore?

A good question: It could be from sharp teeth or fillings, tongue chewing habit or any number of medical conditions such as erosive lichen planus, oral thrush, etc. See your dentist to find out what's causing this. ...Read more

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Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Injury?: Most likely an injury however I would see my dentist and have it checked if it is not better in a few days. Is there a sharp or jagged filling on that side of your mouth? ...Read more

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I have some what of a painfuls sore on right side on back of tongue. It looks like a bunch of small bumps. What could this be?

See a dentist: It could be your taste buds. They are on the top and very back of your tongue, and also on the side of the tongue. They could be irritated from something you ate. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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The sides of my tongue are almost always sore and I don't know why. It's been like that for a long long time. What could possibly be wrong?

The sides of my tongue are almost always sore and I don't know why. It's been like that for a long long time. What could possibly be wrong?

Sore tongue: Your teeth might be rubbing against the sides of your tongue. Some people have unconscious habits such as tongue biting. Could be a host of other medical conditions such as oral thrush. See a dentist to see what's going on in your mouth. ...Read more

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I have a white sore on the side of my tongue and it is extremely painful. I've had it for 4 days. What is it and should I worry about it? Thanks!

I have a white sore on the side of my tongue and it is extremely painful. I've had it for 4 days. What is it and should I worry about it? Thanks!

Aphthous ulcer: Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. Unlike cold sores, canker sores don't occur on the surface of your lips and aren't contagious. They can be painful, however, and can make eating and talking difficult most canker sores go away on their own in a week or two. ...Read more

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I haveblister like places on top of my tongue. That are sore & a white area on left side of tongue & looks like it has a hole in center that's sore?

I haveblister like places on top of my tongue. That are sore & a white area on left side of tongue & looks like it has a hole in center that's sore?

See doctor: You need to see your doctor to have this evaluated. The blisters can be from a viral or inflammatory condition. The white area is concerning for a precancerous condition and may need a biopsy. Please make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Tongue is hitting sides of molars because they are slanting inwards. Left side of tongue is getting roughened and sore, right side fine. Getting worse?

Tongue is hitting sides of molars because they are slanting inwards. Left side of tongue is getting roughened and sore, right side fine. Getting worse?

A few possibilities.: Either your tooth or teeth have become sharp and rough from a broken tooth or filling, or you've developed a habit of constantly rubbing your tongue against your teeth resulting in your tongue becoming sore. Another final thought is that you might have one of a number of lesions that you are attributing to your teeth although it is unrelated. See your dentist to see which one it actually is. ...Read more

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The sides of my tongue out are alway sore. What are the causes and how to treat it.

The sides of my tongue out are alway sore. What are the causes and how to treat it.

See your dentist: Many times a rough filling broken tooth or sharp edge on your tooth will irritate your tongue. Have your dentist look for the cause ...Read more

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2 days ago the tip of my tongue felt sore, that went away. Today the right side of my tongue feels numb. Why?

2 days ago the tip of my tongue felt sore, that went away. Today the right side of my tongue feels numb. Why?

Unknown: Difficult to give you answer without examination. Will see what happens next, gargle the moth with mouthwash. If no improvement you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does the upper left side of my tongue sore and swollen?

Why does the upper left side of my tongue sore and swollen?

Depends: Maybe you bit your tongue by accident? Maybe you drank really hot coco and burned that side of your tongue? Maybe you are about to get a canker sore?
Early symptoms of HIV? I would go to the doctor if the symptoms persist or worsen. By the way, get screened for preventative health. ...Read more