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Tongue bite, stitched, laceration swell, noticed no taste buds. Is this all normal after a tongue laceration?

I bit my tongue during a grand mal seizure about 2 weeks ago so bad that they stitched it back together. It pretty much healed in 10 days and stitches removed. However. I cant feel the side of the tongue that was bitten and have noticed any time I eat the place were the laceration swell i have also noticed the part that was almost detached their is no taste buds. Is this all normal after a tongue laceration?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Different type of taste buds require different duration for their regeneration after lacerations, they require time of about 15 days to three months.
I would suggest you to take lukewarm saline rinses.
Start with the course of antioxidant suplements.
Avoid hot, spicy carbonated foodstuffs.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption as this may worsen the condition.

Take care!
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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