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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Children)
Child biting tongue
my son is 3. Lately anytime he chews food he bites his tongue. He bites it so hard that it bleeds. I try to soothe it with popciciles and ice but he keeps doing it. any suggestions?
Accidental biting of the tongue is common in children, but if it is a continuing problem your child should be examined by a pediatric dentist. It's possible that he has a fractured or decayed tooth with sharp edges that could be a complicating factor.
Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University