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How can tongue marks caused by teeth bites be treated?

hi doctor, when i was a child i had very bad teeth, i lost both my upper molars when i was 12, so i went to a dentist and he gave ceramic bridges on both the sides, i think due to a bad dental job i used to bite the side of my tongue during chewing food, by the time i realised its due to my teeth it was too late, and those repeated bites left a 1.5cm long and 0.5cm wide black marks on the sides of my tongue, now i am 22 and these marks are causing me a problem i couldn't laugh or open my mouth completely in public. please help me.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014
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Thanks for posting the query,

First of all one cannot laugh in such a way that tongue is exposed, so you dont get hesitated, it could be just a feeling, the black marks on the tongue are due to the trauma caused, you take a course of multivitamin suplements for 30 days and see the results,mainatin a good oral hygiene, take plenty of fluids which are rich in vitamin C like lemons, oranges,take complete balanced diet.

Hope you find this as helpful,

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