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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Tongue Pain

02/01/2011

Question:

I have a shooting pain way back towards the left side of my tongue its not constant i`ll feel it somewhat then all of a sudden a shooting pain comes thats unbareable it feels like it goes in my ear also at same time. its been happening for about a week now. it doesn`t feel swollen its not red. i know its not much to go on any ideas? thanks for any info provided.

Answer:

From the information that you have provided, it is difficult to determine a cause. It would be best to make an appointment as soon as possible with your dentist so that a diagnosis and a treatment can be made. 

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Response by:

D Stanley Sharples, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University