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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Tongue Sore

05/05/2011

Question:

I have recently been scraping my tongue across my teeth, and wedging it in between grooves of my teeth, causes a sore spot on my tongue. I am in a lot of pain. There are also raised red taste buds throughout the rest of my tongue. It if finals week at my University, so I think this action is caused my stress. I have also been drinking a lot of coffee. How can I correct this problem? What can I use to help the pain?

Answer:

Try not to irritate/ aggravate it any more.  You might apply any over -the-counter oral ointment/moisturizer/lubricant like orabase as directed. 

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University