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An_246143 posted:
I have been having a sharp pain under my tongue usually at night, it is a jabbing pain like a needle sticking me then it goes away as soon as it comes., I have it sleeping and awake I know I am not biting my tongue as it is not the same pain. None of my doctors have given a thought to it so I am asking you for help. If it is nothing to worry about then I won't. Thanks
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Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, FAAOMP responded:
Hi An_246143,

I am sorry you are having pain. Unfortunately I cannot diagnose you online.

I would suggest, if you continue to have this problem that you keep a kind of pain diary, rate or on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst pain you can immagine. When does it happen, does it wake you from sleep, how long does it lady, does anything make it go away faster, if you take pain medicine does it go away faster, does it get worse when you are eating, is time of day an issue, do certain foods trigger it?

Is it visible or can only you see it? If it look worse when you are not at the doctors office take a photo and give it a date and te stamp.

The more information you can provide your dentist or physician the more accurate they will be in their diagnosis.

I hope this helps!

Dr. Gwen Cohen Brown


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