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Pain in Tongue
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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?
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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
 
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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