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    Pain in Tongue
    Mole001 posted:
    I experience severe pain in the left hand side of my tongue at night, I know I don't bite my tonque and there is a small scar on the left side of the mouth.. The pain is so sharp if wakes me up in the middle of the night.
    Anyone out there have any clues?
    Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, FAAOMP responded:
    Hi Mole001,

    I am sorry to hear that you have been having severe pain. You did not mention if this was an acute (sudden) or chronic (long term) problem.the reason I am asking is that I am not sure of I should suggest that you see an oral surgeon, a specialist in oral pathology or a neurologist. If you are near a dental school you should see if they have a dentist who specializes in neuropathology.

    There are a number of potential diagnoses and I strongly recommend that you have a face to face consultation since the pain you are having is severe enough to wake you up at night.

    I hope this helps.

    Dr. Gwen Cohen Brown
    Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, FAAOMP replied to Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, FAAOMP's response:
    Hi Mole001,

    If you can post more information Ion your symptoms I may be able to guide you to a specific specialist.

    Dr. Gwen Cohen Brown

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