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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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My tongue has been for three weeks and now hurts on the left side. Please help!

My tongue  has  been for three weeks  and now hurts on the left side. Please help!

Been what?: Sorry, your tongue has been what for three weeks? Did you bite it? Have a sore? Three weeks is a long time as the mouth and tongue usually heal quickly. See your dentist to have any sore looked at. ...Read more

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If a three month old sticks his tongue out all the time, is that sign for anything?

If a three month old sticks his tongue out all the time, is that sign for anything?

Maybe: It could be normal depending of what you are seeing. If s/he sticks it out as in a "gagging" motion then it is probably due to reflux. If just sticks it out, but is able to put it back in, then it is probably normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to enlarge my tongue?

Please tell me if it is possible to enlarge my tongue?

Enlarging tongue?: I have heard of breast implants, but never tongue implants. I am not sure if you have some developmental anomaly or not. In any case, you can see an oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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What can I use to help heal the enlarged hole in my tongue?

What can I use to help heal the enlarged hole in my tongue?

Tongue Hole?: Is the "hole" from an injury, oral piercing or something else? Most injuries heal on their own. We need more information. Please re-post the question or see your dentist for an evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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What if I have three bumps on the back of my tongue?

Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! it may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...Read more

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I have been craving salt so much for the past three days and it feels like the only way to satisfy it is to sprinkle salt on my tongue. why?

I have been craving salt so much for the past three days and it feels like the only way to satisfy it is to sprinkle salt on my tongue. why?

Several issues maybe: Salt craving can sometimes be caused by a serious underlying medical condition, such as Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) or Bartter syndrome (a serious underlying kidney disorder). More common causes may be form lack of sodium as acquired through heavy seating periods or dehydration, causing salt loss in your system, etc. Seek medical help as increased salt may lead to high BP too. ...Read more

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Enlarged tongue help?

Enlarged tongue: The tongue is a very interesting organ. It's really nothing more than a large muscle. It tends to accommodate whatever space it is given. It's size is related to your teeth and your bite. Large tongues are usually caused by a large open bite, where the tongue fills the space between the teeth, or also by having no teeth (edentulous) to contain the tongue. It can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged tongue?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged tongue?

Definition: A tongue that is larger than normal. See ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to suffer from an enlarged tongue?

Yes: Macroglossia is the term for an unusually large tongue. An abnormally large tongue can cause an individual to have speech problems, problems eating, as well as potential airway problems. ...Read more

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What can you do when you suffer from having an enlarged tongue?

What can you do when you suffer from having an enlarged tongue?

Nothing or surgery.: There is no medication to make the tongue smaller. There are surgical procedures to make the tongue smaller but they are done only for problems with speaking, breathing, drooling, and dental development. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a baby has enlarged tongue that thrusts. Sticks out?

What does it mean if a baby has enlarged tongue that thrusts. Sticks out?

Macroglossia: This is the technical term for an enlarged tongue. Its cause is unknown. The baby may grow as it were around his/her own tongue. ...Read more

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Enlarged taste buds with white patches on tongue. What are some possibilities as to what may have caused this?

White patches: This could be any number of things, both normal and abnormal. An accurate answer and diagnosis requires additional information and a thorough clinical and visual examination. Any lesion in your mouth that does not resolve within 7-10 days needs to be examined. Call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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I had a three minute seizure and nearly bit half my tongue off. First one at age 36?

I had a three minute seizure and nearly bit half my tongue off. First one at age 36?

Yes: Seizures can start at any age. Luckily they can usually be controlled with medication. The some seizures can be cased by tumors. It is important that you fid they cause of your seizure. You need to be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have had a green tongue for three days after a cold and chest virus, what should I do about it?

I have had a green tongue for three days after a cold and chest virus, what should I do about it?

Green tongue: Not much. You might try brushing it gently with your toothbrush, but suspect this will clear up spontaneously with time. If it does not, see your dentist or family doctor. ...Read more

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Green tongue I have had a green tongue for three days since suffering from a cold and chest virus, why is this and what should I do about it?

Maybe normal: A green tongue with a cold maybe due to over-the-counter medication you were using or lozenges. If your symptoms continue you should see a healthcare provider. ...Read more