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Sore tongue. Burns, hurts to eat. solution to get rid of the pain?

I have a very sore tounge, it is on the right hand side on the edge a little under and a little on top, it stings and is like a burning feeling, i see little red dots when i look in my magnifying mirror, hurts to eat cant touch it, probably because of the salt on my skin, i have never had such pain on my tounge, i rinced with salt water, not to bad, but now im rinceing with water and baking soda and that makes it sting also, not sure how to get relief, went to a medi clinic and they dont know, are going to send me to a specialist but i may have a 1 month to 6 month wait, untill thn how do i get rid of the pain?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome,

The sore tongue may be due to-

Traumatic bite.
Vitamin deficiencies.

oral habits like tobacco chewing.

I would suggest you to avoid hot and spicy foods.
Vitamin supplements can be administered.
Stop using tobacco if you practice.
Apply pain relieving gel on the affected area.

MeaNWHILE clean your tongue with great care using soft flossing materials.

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi there,

Sore tongue and burning sensation indicates inflammation of tongue mucosa and it may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Improper brushing and tongue cleaning , flossing and poor oral hygiene may also lead to inflammation of the tongue.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

you can apply topical oral antiseptics like dentogel over the affected which helps in giving soothing effect and reduces burning sensation.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi there,

Sore tongue and burning sensation indicates inflammation of tongue mucosa and it may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

you can apply topical oral antiseptics like dentogel over the affected which helps in giving soothing effect and reduces burning sensation.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi bakeman...
reading your query gives me a clue that you have small ulcer under the tongue,and sore tongue might be due to systemic problem like anemia or gastritis,these are one of the cause of sore tongue
apply somogel on affectd part of tongue thrice a day
method of application is,take a cotton ball,dry the affected area and apply the gel
thanks
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

tongue sores can be due to many reasons .they are

1.vitamin deficiency LIKE B and C deficiency.

2.Any ulceration due to jagged teeth.

3.Anaemias

4.Poor oral hygiene leading to bacterial and fungal infection and pain.

5.Any malignancy or precancerous lesions affecting the tongue.

Therefore i would suggest to get oral examination done once,so that the cause can be well evaluated and hence treated.

meanwhile maintain very good oral hygiene by regular mouth rinsing with warm water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.


Multivitamin supplements for 15 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in this case.

Hope it helps.

Take care.
Thanks.

Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Jyoti Luthra's  Response
hello
thanks for posting query.
1. do chlorhexidine .2% mouth wash frequentlty.
2. try to get lignocaine 2% gelly for oral use OR dr reddy's DOLOGEL, apply on your painful region; will releive pain ;especially befor meal.
3. take disprin 2 tablets and put in half glass of water and do rinses.
4. take vitamin b complex and vit c together with profuse rinsing with chlorhexidine .2%
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Sore tongue can be because of many reasons vitamin deficiencies , anaemias , ulcerations, physical and chemical trauma to the tongue .

Bacterial infections can also lead to sore tongue .

Visit to the Dentist and get a checkup done .
Clean the tongue gently with a tongue scraper or a soft bristle toothbrush .
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Take vitamin suplements .
Avoid eating hot and spicy food .

Apply Dologel or Mucopain topically over the affected area .

Hope this helps out .

Regards...
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us.

Apply mouth numbing gels which would manage the sore pain, something like glycerin or Anbesol which has benzocaine in it. Apply these gels directly to the sores and it will heal faster.

avoid acidic drinks and foods, they instigate the sores all the more making it reappear time and again. Secondly, though this sounds very obvious, but do not bite the tongue or the sores on the inside of the mouth frequently, not even accidentally. Try to be extra careful or else the condition would become even worse.

Apply salt, it's the basic home remedy for tongue sores. Take about a teaspoon of salt in your hand and add a drop or two of water to it. Form a paste and apply it directly to the sores. At first it may sting a lot but if you perform this three times a day, the chances of the sores getting cured are high.

Hope this information helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello ,

Sore tongue and burning sensation indicates inflammation of tongue mucosa and it may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Improper brushing and tongue cleaning , flossing and poor oral hygiene may also lead to inflammation of the tongue.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

you can apply topical oral antiseptics like dentogel over the affected which helps in giving soothing effect and reduces burning sensation.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hi
Welcome to HCM

I would like to tell you that there are many reasons fore sore tongue like:-
-Vitamin deficiency
-trauma due to faulty restoration or sharp cusp
-anaemia

To get proper relief you need to have following measures:-
-take vitamin supplements
-apply dologel to affected area
-avoid spicy & hot food.

Regards
Take Care
Dr.Neha
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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