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Painful flap in the mouth under the tongue. What is it?

Have had a small little flap inside my cheek for about 4 days, I can move it up and down with my tongue . White spot on the tip of it, looks a canker sore. Hurts slightly, not so bad, and the pain has gone down a bit over the few days, but the flap still remains. If memory serves me correctly I remember having something like this in the past and it going away. Should I go see a doctor about this or is it something that will go away?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello & welcome
according to the symptoms you are presenting here this flap may be because of chronic cheek biting.
reasons for this may be several like improper occlusion, space deficiency due to wisdom teeth.
so i will advise you to visit your dentist & go for a proper clinical check up.
thanks & take care
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Dentist, Pedodontics Dr. Sreedhar Rao's  Response
what u seem to be having is ulceration at the exit of the salivary duct that opens at the cheek, use a topial gel like dento or dologel 4-5 times a day, it will be fine, if it occus frequently u may need to see a dentist who would look at any causative traumatising agent if any
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome,

Painful patches on the mucosa indicates ulcerations or tissue irritaion. It can be stress related ulcer, apthous ulcer , deficeincy of vitamins may lead to tissue inflammation , trauma to the cheek mucosa due to tooth bite or sharp cusps of the teeth, allergy to certain foods or medication.

Exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination so i suggest you to visit a dentist and get it confirmed.

Meantime you can apply antiseptic oral ointment like dentogel topically over the affected area which helps in tissue repair and provide analgesic effect.

mouth rinsing with chlorhexidine gives soothing effect and prevents infection.

you can start with multivitamin supplement 2 times daily for 5 to 7 days till you see a dentist.

take care
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi there. Thank you for posting your question here on Healthcaremagic.

Without seeing it, I can't diagnose the "white flap" under his tongue but wonder if he might have an oral thrush infection secondary to taking antibiotics. If this is the case he will benefit from an anti-fungal mouth wash aloe vera or mycostatin.

If things persist then he may need to see a doctor.

Good health
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for the query.
According to the history it suggests you have developed a flap on the cheek which may be because of cheek bite or chewing habits or any prosthesis which is leading to irritation or causing trauma.
Usually repeated trauma to the cheek will lead to over growth of the cheek mucosa and then ulcerate in later stages .
As you said you have developed a white spot it is suggests of a canker sore which is an ulcer .
I advise you to see your dentist to rule out the exact cause for the over growth of the mucosa and if its due to cheek bite caused by sharp cusps then they have to be trimed by selective grinding .This should be followed by warm salt water rinses and mutlivitamin supplements and application of dentogel on the affected area will help you.
Hope thsi information helps you.
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
dear friend,
thanx for sharing your concern,

the symptoms you are presenting here may be because of chronic cheek biting.
reasons for this may be several like

1. improper occlusion.

2. space deficiency due to wisdom teeth.

3. ulceration at the exit of the salivary duct that opens at the cheek.

4. any causative traumatising agent.

so i will advise you to visit your dentist & go for a proper clinical check up.

meanwhile use a topical gel like dento or dologel 4-5 times a day, it will be fine.

hope this helps.
thanx.



Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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