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Tongue Feels Sore On Side Why
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 (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
I have pain under my tongue the right side of the frenulum not the tongue itself but part underneath. It regularly pains if I press it and feels sore?
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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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
I have white lines on the both side of my tongue, on my right it sometimes sore, I have it 3 times now?
See dentist: I suspect that you may have a dental malocclusion issue and thus biting your tongue at night. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
Tongue gets sore and makes my neck area hurt. My tongue kinda look like it has indents on the side of it also I eat a lot of ice what could this mean?
Can't diagnose: With the available information. This would need to be visualized at minimum to try to answer your question. ...Read more
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
My son has a couple white sore spots (rather large) on the side of his tongue. He says they hurt and has only mentioned them to me today. I don’t recall him saying he bit himself. He is currently recovering from a cold.
White spots: Probably apthous ulcerations. Stop also acidic foods for 10 days. Rinse with dilute baking soda, 1/2 tsp in 8 oz of luke warm water ...Read more
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
2 days ago the tip of my tongue felt sore, that went away. Today the right side of my tongue feels numb. Why?
Right side of tongue feels sore. I'm still able 2 eat and drink with no harsh pain but jus that area feels sore. Are no visible bumps. Wat cud this be?
Could be: Possibly an apthous ulcer or atraumatic ulcer. If the pain persists for more than 2 weeks or seems to be getting worse, see your dentist. ...Read more
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