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Hello, about a year ago I had my wisdom tooth removed without complications. Recently my tongue has become tired it's a real strain when I eat.

Hello, about a year ago I had my wisdom tooth removed without complications. Recently my tongue has become tired it's a real strain when I eat.

Prob unrelated: You should seek a consultation with an ENT or oral surgeon regarding the weakness in your tongue. This may be indicative of other problems. ...Read more

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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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I have pain on my tongue. Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is the best treatment for both Situations?

I have pain on my tongue.  Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is the best treatment for both Situations?

Traumatic injury: Is the most common cause of tongue pain. Use mouth rinses to relieve pain, avoid spicy food, tobacco and alcohol. Tongue soreness usually resolves within a few days. However, if this condition does not subside in a week, See a dentist or physician for help. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a white bump on my frenula underneath my tongue feels like I've strained it . I'm really worried?

I have what seems to be a white bump on my frenula underneath my tongue feels like I've strained it . I'm really worried?

Don't worry: This could be an ulcer, a healing tear or a blocked salivary gland or stone in a duct of a gland. Don't worry, but see your dentist or family doctor for an evaluation to rule out a rare but serious issue & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My tongue feels as though it is strained! I feel pain when I move it underneath the tongue and under my jaw! Is this something to worry about?

My tongue feels as though it is strained! I feel pain when I move it underneath the tongue and under my jaw! Is this something to worry about?

Probably OK.: The tongue, like any muscle, can be strained. Pain under the tongue or jaw may be from a blocked salivary gland, or a swollen lymph node. Get checked out if your symptoms continue. ...Read more

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When i google oral HPV all that comes up is strain 16 and mouth cancer. How to tell if I have that strain?

When i google oral HPV all that comes up is strain 16 and mouth cancer. How to tell if I have that strain?

See your doctor: There is no do-it-yourself test for hpv. Your doctor can guide you if you need the test and what test you may need. ...Read more

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Genital and oral HPV are different types, right? Can any of genital strains of HPV also live in mouth(saliva, gums)?

Genital and oral HPV are different types, right? Can any of genital strains of HPV also live in mouth(saliva, gums)?

Not so fast: The cancer associated strains that are known to cause cervical cancer can also cause throat, penile & anal cancer. The germ is specific to the sexual practices of those who carry it. Genital/oral/anal strains are specific to those types of skin, so they do not live on your shoulder/feet/etc. but they are capable of living in several sites. ...Read more

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If my canker sore is exposed to the strain of HPV that causes mouth warts, what is the probability that I will get mouth warts?

If my canker sore is exposed to the strain of HPV that causes mouth warts, what is the probability that I will get mouth warts?

Nobody knows: Nobody knows the answer to such a question. To find out, a researcher would have to find people with canker sores and proven exposures to HPV strains... and then figure out if they got exposed to HPV at exactly the times they also had canker sores... As you see, it's too complicated. Best to just get the Gardasil (newest version) vaccine and not worry about the HPV. Do get any warts treated. ...Read more

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The top part of my tongue has felt strained for two week. I have sleep apnea. It feels like my tongue is back in my throat when awake trouble swallow?

The top part of my tongue has felt strained for two week.  I have sleep apnea. It feels like my tongue is back in my throat when awake trouble swallow?

Macroglossia?: You may have a disease condition leading to enlargement of your tongue. This by itself may cause sleep apnea. You need to consult your doctor to verify if this is indeed the case. After which you may be referred to an oral surgeon to get a biopsy to look for the cause . Don't delay a day longer. ...Read more

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Can the strain of genital warts cause warts on your face or just in your mouth? How likely is it to get HPV on my face after one dose of guardisil?

Can the strain of genital warts cause warts on your face or just in your mouth?  How likely is it to get HPV on my face after one dose of guardisil?

There are many...: There are many strains of the virus (hpv) that causes warts. Generally speaking, the strains that cause genital warts are not found in facial warts, although that has never been proven, to my knowledge. Gardisil protects against 4 of the strains of hpv that cause genital warts, so even multiple doses of gardisil are unlikely to have any effect on facial warts, one way or the other. ...Read more

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Would an ENT be able to tell if you have cancerous HPV strains in your mouth or throat?

Would an ENT be able to tell if you have cancerous HPV strains in your mouth or throat?

HPV TREATMENT: Yes an ENT CAN BIOPSY If they see a vocal cord polyp. Pathology will determine the strain and appropriate treatment will be recommended. HPV CAN BE TRANSMITTED VIA ORAL SEX. In women with HPV they need to be monitored closely with Pap smears if it develops into cervical dysplasia it needs to be treated surgically. It MAY BE DIFFICULT TO TREAT. Also, you should notify sex partners if HPV is diagnose ...Read more

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Does rubbing motion of the penis in vagina or in mouth create new HPV warts, breakouts, or cancer? More sex = more HPV? Both ppl have same strain.

Does rubbing motion of the penis in vagina or in mouth create new HPV warts, breakouts, or cancer? More sex = more HPV? Both ppl have same strain.

Yes: Even though you both have HPV and are sure you have exactly the same strain(s), engaging in any unprotected intercourse or oral sex can increase your viral load (how many virus particles are in your body) and overwhelm your immune system, causing more breakouts of symptoms. And a higher viral load can increase your risk of cervical cancer and what stage it may be at. Use extreme caution. ...Read more

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Way under the back of my tongue aches and feels over stretched with tight throat muscles, what causes strained feeling under tongue making it hard to talk and swallow. Had normal emg.

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Way under the back of my tongue aches and feels over stretched with tight throat muscles, what causes strained feeling under tongue making it hard to talk and swallow. Had normal emg.

See a Demtst and MD: From a dental standpoint, these symptoms are associated with several types of conditions which include life threatening infections to tmj. Best to have an exam by a dentist and physician for a more thorough exam before jumping to any conclusions. I would also recommend that you not put this off for long. ...Read more

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Sores on the tongue?

Sores on the tongue?

Give it two weeks...: If they are still present after two weeks please see a dentist..... ...Read more

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Why is my tongue black?

Black Tongue: Black 'hairy' tongue can be caused by lengthening of the bumps on the end of the tongue, or papillae. They are often rubbed away with eating but can become longer and get stained by food or tobacco products. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can also cause the appearance of a black tongue within 24 hours of use. ...Read more

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What causes a black tongue?

What causes a black tongue?

Black tongue: Black tongue has been linked to poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, beverages like coffee, dry mouth, radiation and medications like penicillin, erythromycin, doxycycline etc, http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hairy-tongue/ ...Read more

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Why is my tongue not smooth?

Not supposed to be: The surface is covered with little bumps (filliform papillae) which contain taste buds. In the back are bigger bulge-y bumps (vallate papillae). A smooth tongue (bald) is an abnormal finding, a sign of (often) nutritional deficiency, e.g. Iron, folate, (folic acid) b vitamin including b12, riboflavin (b2), b6, or niacin. Other causes as well. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue always white?

White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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What causes sores on the tongue?

What causes sores on the tongue?

Lots of things: See your general dentist or an oral surgeon when you have these sores present for a definitive diagnosis. The diagnosis will determine the cause, if known (for some types of sores, the cause is not well understood). ...Read more

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How can I soothe a scorched tongue?

Burned tongue: Drink cool water. Can take Ibuprofen for acute discomfort or inflammation. Refrain from consuming anything spicy or hot. ...Read more

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What causes a blue tongue in humans?

What causes a blue tongue in humans?

Many causes: Bleeding, central cyanosis, congenital heart disease, contusion, copd, lung disease or even a blue lollipop are some causes. ...Read more

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Tingly tongue for months, what's wrong?

See dentist : I can't tell you what is causing this, but it is something that needs to be evaluated asap. Since you have he this for months and it is not improving, this may be serious. See your dentist or an oral surgeon. Asap. Don't wait any longer. ...Read more

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What causes you to have cuts on your tongue?

What causes you to have cuts on your tongue?

Canker sores or ?: Tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Other causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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I think I burnt my tongue eating popsicles. What is the fastest way to heal this?

I think I burnt my tongue eating popsicles. What is the fastest way to heal this?

There is none: Unfortunately, the best way for this to heal is to give it exactly what you don't want to: time. ...Read more

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White dot on my tongue?

White dot on my tongue?

Lots of things: A white dot may be normal may be abnormal. Most lesions of no great significance will resolve in 10-14 days. But if normal it likely will not dissappear. If it doesn't resolve in 2 weeks or is associated with any pain or swelling, see a dentist. It's likely nothing but impossible for us to speculate further without more info. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes white tongue?

What causes white tongue?

Many things: Many things can contribute to a white coating on the tongue. We frequently see this with nasal conditions that cause one to breath through the mouth. Other common causes include thrush and geographic tongue. Consider using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. You should see you doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue tingling?

Heat or chemicals: Temperature-hot or spicy-hot foods usually cause tingling. Other causes are infection, bacterial vs fungal vs viral. ...Read more