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Do certain medications cause teeth to hurt? I also have a red bumpy tongue that I am managing with biotene.

Do certain medications cause teeth to hurt? I also have a red bumpy tongue that I am managing with biotene.

Inadvertently : Some medications do have side effects like... Dry mouth. The decrease in saliva has profound effects, such as ph balance. Changes in flora that coat the teeth and lubricate them are altered. Certain medications also cause para functional activity when you sleep. This includes grinding , which can make your teeth hurt. ...Read more

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Is a bumpy tongue normal for strep throat?

Is a bumpy tongue normal for strep throat?

Strep: Strep throat is diagnosed by soreness, a low grade fever and white cotton ball 'dots' on the throat. There are large bumps on the tongue normally at the back. Please see your md for a diagnosis as strep throat can lead to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my tongue? I think it's gotten more bumpy in the back.

What's wrong with my tongue? I think it's gotten more bumpy in the back.

See an ENT: Certain bumps are normal, but if you think they are new, see an ENT to make sure there is not a tumor. ...Read more

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At the bottom of my tongue is red very bumpy. And the rest of my tongue is normal. What is this and how do i cure it?

At the bottom of my tongue is red  very bumpy. And the rest of my tongue is normal. What is this and how do i cure it?

Normal.: These are called the Vallate Papillae (sometimes circumvallate papillae) and up to a dozen everyone has. Some people have even more and have an abnormally acute sense of taste (genrerally of bitter or complex tastes). http://home.sjfc.edu/cals/units/krembel/taste.htm ...Read more

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The tissue under my tongue has changed texture overnight and become bumpy. There is a dull pain that intensifies significantly when i move my tongue.

The tissue under my tongue has changed texture overnight and become bumpy. There is a dull pain that intensifies significantly when i move my tongue.

Bumpy: Sorry, "bumpy" is not enough to go on. Any pain, bleeding, ora as in your case swelling, deserves immediate evaluation. May be rankle, salivary duct stone, infection, or many other possibilities. What should you do? See your Dentist ASAP for examination, x-rays (if indicated), differential diagnosis, and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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I often GT painful sores on lower portion of my tongue. Red bumpy ones. They come &go away just like that but its quite uncomfortable. Plz giv a solut?

I often GT painful sores on lower portion of my tongue. Red bumpy ones. They come &go away just like that but its quite uncomfortable. Plz giv a solut?

Irritated taste buds: If these sores are on the tongue proper they can be related to the taste buds on the tongue. Either irritated by a course diet or a benign condition called "geographic tongue" where the outer portion of the taste buds slough off causing the area to be tender until it regenerates. ...Read more

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What is this large white sore on my tongue started small now grow in larger not bumpy?

What is this large white sore on my tongue started small now grow in larger not bumpy?

Needs to be seen: The bottom line is that if it remains more than two weeks or you are uncomfortable enough to want relief, you will have to see a dentist for a one on one clinical evaluation. It could be many things, most of which will go away on their own within that time frame. The ones that don't require a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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The insides of my cheek felt raw and bumpy whenever i ate something. Today i feel my whole mouth and the side of my tongue are raw and cut?

Many possibilities: There are a number of conditions that could be causing your symptoms. The only way to know for sure what it is and what can be done about it, is to see a general dentist or oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Some conditions need to be treated early to avoid more serious complications. ...Read more

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