When I bite down lightly on the inside of my lower lip, I feel something resembling little balls. What are they?
October 11, 2007 11:46 PM Subscribe
When I bite down lightly on the inside of my lower lip, I feel something resembling little balls moving between my teeth, as though it were full of the stuff that's inside a hacky-sack. What are those little balls?
posted by tweebiscuit to grab bag (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Note that this isn't a question about any odd medical condition -- I'm under the impression that everyone has these little ball-like things.
Extra credit: When I close my eyes, then pinch my closed eyelids, I hear and feel a tiny "squinch" noise, and feel a mass between my fingers that feels separate from my eye. (Obviously, I do this lightly.) Am I squeezing a part of my eye (such as my cornea) when I do this, or am I simply manipulating a vacuum inside my closed eye? (I've discussed this matter with friends before and opinion is divided.)