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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Painful Underside of Tongue/Bed of Mouth

06/15/2010

Question:

Hey there, for about the past 13 days the bed area underneath my tongue has been irritated. Most of the time it feels rather dry, but I`m thinking most of the irritation is associated with the strip of flesh that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Now, when I try to use my tongue to touch my molars, for example, that strip of skin is painful and feels like it has been torn slightly or something. Is there anything I can do to help the healing? Or could this be evidence of a much bigger problem?

Thanks in advance

Answer:

Most likely you have strained the area and will feel better in another week or two. If not, you should follow up with your dentist or physician. 

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Response by:

Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University