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Felt stinging sensation on tongue after brushing teeth. What is going on?

Hi , last night when I brushed my teeth I suddenly felt a stinging sensation on my tongue (a little like there was glass shards in that area) and when I looked I saw that that area of my tongue (kinda centre towards the front) is rather red. This morning the sensation is still there today...its senstive to touch like tootbrush, teeth etc...
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there,

Redness and sensitivity on tongue suggests that the tongue mucosa is inflammed. This can be due to allergy to certain tooth pastes and mouth rinses, traumatic tooth brushing or tongue cleaning .injury to tongue due to hot food stuffs, Deficiency of certain vitamins also leads to redness and sourness. You can apply antiseptic and analgesic oral ointment like mucopain topically which provides numbing effect. Multivitamin supplement like zincovit and vitamin C lozenges helps in quick healing. drink lot of water to keep yourself hydrated and citrus juice. i hope that helps you , take care.
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
there may be several causes for such type of spots, this may be:
median rhomboid glossitis, fungal infection, some allergic reaction,aspirin burn or trauma.
only after clinical examination anybody can comment.
sometime if you scrap some fungal infection some tiny bleeding spots remains behind or there may be accidentally intake of very hot beverage also.
please visit your dentist for proper checkup
thanks & take care
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

stinging sensation on tongue may be due to many factors-

1.toothbrush injury

2.traumatic/aphthous ulcers on tongue due to vitamin -b deficiency.

3.depapillation of tongue.

4.intake of spicy/allergic food items.

visit your dentist and get checked.

take vitamin becosules.
avoid intake of spicy foods.
use soft-bristled toothbrush to clean.

apply mucopain gel on the affected site.


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