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Depends on the depth: You specifically stated MINOR abrasions so I would guess they could be left alone. Obviously, seeing the extend of abrasion would make this answer easier. My guidelines are based upon the depth of the abrasion and if sensitivity is present. Consult with your treating dentist and discuss it with him or her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I get a cut/abrasion on my tongue from broken tooth, are there any bacteria or microorganisms in my mouth that could cause severe tongue swelling?
Tongue swelling : A repeated abrasion to the tongue from a broken tooth could cause swelling on its own. There is a normal micro environment of bacteria and yeast in everyone's mouth. Your immune system should prevent a pathogenic bacteria or yeast from taking over, but it is possible. If it is progressively worsening, you should get seen by MD and a culture obtained of drainage. Sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gum line abrasions: Yes! gum-line notches or abrasions don't get dramatically deeper if not restored, but the forces that cause them (biting stress, excessive brushing force, and acidic conditions, will continue to progress deeper into the tooth. All abrasions do not need to be restored immediately, but it's important to identify the causes and work toward reducing those causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?
Tongue swelling: Go to the Emergency Room. Severe tongue swelling may be a sign of a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which requires immediate intervention. Even if you do not see any signs of infection, a swollen tongue may obstruct your airway resulting in difficulty breathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be........: I can't know for certain, but common causes of teeth eroding away in children of such a young age could be from caries, nursing bottle mouth syndrome or certain diets that erode away teeth. Common to certain areas of the world are betel nuts (areca nuts). It could any of these causes, a combination, or something else. See a general dentist or pedodontist for a diagnose and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer