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Don't worry...: Most likely not a big deal. See your dentist to have it checked out, but it will usually heal up just fine. While it may be sore now, look on the bright side...You'll be able to improve your gene simmons impressions! ...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
Professionally: Eating cold food, like ice-cream, often gives you a tingling, or numb sensation. If you need to have a specific area numb, depending on the area you need to feel numb, you will have to ask someone licensed to use anesthetics. Are you having surgery? If so, the doctor will take care of this before surgery. ...Read more
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
My tongue Frenulum hurts when I talk or move my tongue even a little. I looks in the mirror and tried to lift my tongue up which hurts and it turns wh?
Tongue hurts: If it were me I would show to my Dr. ...Read more
Please help! I need to numb my tongue frenulum for a few minutes to do something that would otherwise be a bit too painful to do myself. Will orajel numb the area?
No: Topical anesthetics provide surface, not deep, numbing. If you are contemplating self-surgery please rethink. In addition to the distinct possibility of an extremely painful experience, the possibility of injury, bleeding, infection, are extremely high. And trying to work backwards in a mirror takes training and experience. Please rethink. ...Read more
Sometimes I get a white pimple on my tongue frenulum. After 1-2 days it dissapears but after a few days it may reappear (in the same spot).no pain?
See your dentist and: Get it checked out. Hopefully it's nothing, but they can work this up further, if they have to. Better to be safe than sorry. They'll know more by examining it closely to see what it is. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi, where the tongue frenulum attaches to the floor of the mouth, is it normal to be a pale patch where it attaches, ?
Time: If the problem persists for more than 10 days or gets worse, see your doctor or dentist about it. Canker sores usually resolve in 10 days or less. ...Read more
Depends: Like any other trauma to the body, it depends on how severe it is. For you, specifically, these types of lesions usually heal in about a week or two. If this is a recurring problem, ask your dentist/oral surgeon to remove the frenulum, and then you'll never have to worry about it again. That's a pretty easy procedure nowadays in most cases. Good luck! ...Read more
Frenulum piercing: That is self mutilation beyond reason. Did you have this dangerous and invasive procedure dome by a surgeon? If so, then consult him or her, if not then ask the person who helped you mutilate yourself in the back of a salon with god knows what kind of instrument. I suggest you do to the ER and have the metal inserted into your mouth removed and be placed on antibiotics and hopefully you survive. ...Read more
Frenulum tongue piercing for 2 weeks. 2-3 days after getting piercing had neck pain, 2-3 days after neck pain came headaches. Now occasional dry mouth?
Remove the piercing!: Then remove the piercing. There may be a metal allergy. ...Read more
16 year old, small bump on frenulum under tongue with no pain, never chewed/ smoke tobacco, I don't drink alacohol, don't have hpv, What do I have?
Probably Benign: Little bumps in the mouth can occur for lots of reasons - this could be a normal salivary gland, or perhaps something called a 'mucocele', which is quite common. Your age, and your good decisions not to smoke or drink alcohol make this highly unlikely to be a cancer or something dangerous. If the bump becomes painful, grows, or you're still worried, see your dentist or doctor! ...Read more
My mom used homeopathic medicine under her tongue and now her frenulum has strange swelling and white spots.?
Very unusual but...: I've given thousands of patients homeopathic medicines for over 30 years and have never heard of anyone having a reaction like this. I'm curious exactly what medicine she took. Most homeopathic medicines are very dilute substances in a carrier of lactose (milk sugar). It's possible your mom is sensitive to lactose- while very unusual, that seems more likely than a reaction to the medicine itself. ...Read more
Ridgeline like bumps running perpendicular to frenulum underneath tongue on both sides of mouth and one movable hard bump on floor of mouth underneath tongue. Are they blocked salivary ducts? What could cause them? They are painless, just concerning.
My frenulum hurts like crazy. Whenever I move my tongue it hurts, this started happening today. What caused this and what should I do?
Salivary duct stone?: Could be a stone blocking the salivary duct. Best to have it examined. Ok to start with primary care. Ask if a referral to an ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope his helps! ...Read more
It happens every now and then but sometimes when I lift my tongue or move my tongue the pain is on my frenulum. What could cause this?
Take a close look: In the mirror using a light. Raise your tongue and take a look. Is there a torn area or a small ulcerated area? A blister? Usually in these cases the pain is due to a local mucosa problem. Occasionally people with tongue piercings will have nerve damage or erosion of the area related to having an object present. If you can't see anything, have a doctor or your dentist take a look. ...Read more
Torn frenulum: As long as the bleeding has stopped you probably don't need to do anything unless you can see an opening or hole in the tissue under the tongue. ...Read more
I have a short tongue and I did some research and it came up with Ankyloglossia. Is there any way to cut the frenulum back a bit?
Yes: Go and see an ENT physician for a consult and evaluation. ...Read more
My frenulum is attached to the very tip of my tongue and it restricts me from sticking my tongue out. Can I get it fixed? If yes, how?
Cutting the frenulum is not a complicated procedure and can be done under local anesthesia. Please ask your dentist for referral to an oral surgeon for the procedure.
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What can my son due he thinks he cut his frenulum the string piece under his tongue? He went to the infirmary aschool. He is having pain. Can he do a
See a dentist: Does he have significant bleeding with the pain too? Take him to a dentist ir an surgeon as soon as you can. It should not be anything serious and tearing the frenum is of course painful. But it is best to get it checked out soon ...Read more
I have a small bump under my tongue, it appears to be next to the frenulum. It looks liquidy, pinkish, and about 3 mm wide. It doesn't hurt.
This is normal anatomy of the sublingual gland duct.
But if enlarges bigger that a pea have it checked out.
They are paired but rarely are exactly the same size. ...Read more
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
I have a pain in my frenulum, it is white. It hurts when I lift my tongue up, should I be worried? It feels like it's pulling on my mouth.
Don't fret...: If it still bothers you after about a week have it looked at. Canker sores happen frequently there and go away in about 5-7 days ...Read more
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
Trauma or cyst: Coud be scar tissue from an accident or hot substance, or a small cyst. If it doesn't go away in 2 weeks, have it checked out by your M.D. ...Read more
Tongue Ring Formed a White Yellowish Bump On The Frenulum Linguae in It Hurts! What Could It Be??
An infection drained from the 'ring" location to a tiny lymph gland under the tongue!
See your Dentist for an examination!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
My frenulum hurts badly after french kiss. It hurts when I lift my tongue up and whenever I move my tongue. Should I go to hospital?
This appears to be post-traumatic. Try sipping ice water. If not relieved, can use Clear. Ease Lozenges - one 4x a day melt in mouth between cheek and gums.
Rest your tongue - you can text, but not talk! ...Read more