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Inflamed incisive papilla, hurts on pressing, feel it on the tongue while talking, been in stress recently. Cause?

Hi, I woke up this morning and noticed my incisive papilla is inflamed. It looks the same colour as the rest of my palate . it hurts when i press it, but if i leave it alone it doesnt feel painful. The inflammation is quite small at the moment but i can feel it with my tongue when i talk. I m a non- smoking 25 year old male. I had been feeling quite considerably stressed for the last 3 days from work. What do you think this may be?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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Dentist, Prosthodontics 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query at HealthcareMagic.

First, i would like you to mention, stress usually does not cause inflammation in the region of the incisive papilla.
After reading your symptoms i feel that you may have injured/scraped that region due to something hard in your food. If you keep touching the area with either your tongue or your finger, it can lead to interruption in healing resulting in inflammation and pain on probing.

I would recommend you to apply any good topical anaesthetic ointment in the area 2-3 times/day. Do not aggrevate the lesion by touchimng it. It should resolve in a day or two. If the problem does not reolve, you should visit a dentist for oral examination.

Hope you feel better soon.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
have you got any toothbrush injury?
check whether there is gap between the upper front incisors called midline diasthema.this is due to high frenal attachment.this has to be corrected by cutting the frenal attachment by giving an incision.this procedure is called as frenectomy.
the midline diasthema has to be correctd by giving z-spring.
try to include omega-3-fatty acid containing food like fish to your diet. try to take a balanced diet.
check whether your wisdom tooth is erupting as it can cause stress in you.
hope all will go fine.
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First of all don't worry about this!!!!!!!
this is simply inflammaed incisive papillae only, inflammed sometimes due to, tooth brush injury/ sharp things injury like tooth picks or Food getting Impacted or lastly becasue of some sort of ulcers.

In any case, the healing generally will take place in 2/ 3 days. For faster healing you can start having
Tablet Diclomol twice a day for two or three days, can also apply DOLOGEL on affected papillae.

Also take B complex Vitamin, once daily for a week for good healing, in case if it is due to an ulcer
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
dont panic .it just seem to be an ulcer that may be caused
because of stress or may be due to rupturin of gums.
I would advice you dont worry since it just a mild inflammation
it will be fine in can apply orobase or hexagel
for relief.avoid hot and spicy food food.
Mantain oral hygiene using mouthwash twice daily.
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Baskar Palaniyandi's  Response
this might be because of trauma from sharp prick from food particles... or it may be due to consumption of any hot food above 68 degree centigrade ...
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