I bit my tongue!
June 18, 2005 8:18 AM Subscribe
A few days ago, I bit my tongue while eating. A steady care regime of "do nothing and wait for it to fix itself" hasn't worked. How can I help the process along?
posted by billybunny to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
A few years ago, I had the front molar on the bottom-right side removed. This is right next to where I bit my tongue, so my tongue keeps getting sucked into that little space. Yesterday, I tried filling in that area with gauze; while that helped the healing along slightly, it also prohibited eating or drinking. I wore it to bed, but it didn't work so well there, and I'm back to square one.
Can anyone recommend some OTC oral pain killers, or a method to keep my tongue from finding that little spot?