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What could be the reason for a sore tongue?

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Published At April 21, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 30-year-old male and have been suffering from a sore tongue. It seems to hurt when it is resting against my teeth. It sometimes feels like it is swollen and burning. It mostly hurts the front right side. Eating and drinking food soothes the feeling. I am a non-smoker. I know my wisdom tooth has grown in sideways on the same side my tongue hurts. My tongue has not changed since I noticed the soreness. I was eating a vegetarian diet for almost 10 months prior to my tongue becoming sore.

Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I have reviewed your query. In the picture enclosed, I cannot see the back surface of your tooth clearly (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Can you tell me if there is any sharp surface that is hurting your tongue at the spot or any cavitation or tooth pain specific there? If there is nothing as such, then it definitely would be a chronic tongue lesion for which you will need multiple remedies to start. You need to be careful from now on to prevent further lesions.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop
Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop


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