my brother is suffering from sudden shooting pain on left side of tongue while sleeping only since 5-6 months ,pain lasting for a sec. he has no addiction but has extracted a couple of molar teeth. plz advice
Thank you for your question. Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern.
Generally, tongue pain may occur in diabetic neuropathy, mouth ulcers, iron deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia, B-vitamin deficiencies (glossitis), leukoplakia (or oral cancer) and exposure to irritants such as tobacco/alcohol/hot foods/spices. Usual symptoms could be pain, swelling, and change in appearance of the tongue. Sometimes tongue movement problems also can cause pain and most often caused by nerve damage. Other reasons could be mechanical irritation/damage from rough edges of teeth, dental appliances, trauma and burn. I would suggest a careful examination by a dentist or a doctor who will evaluate all mentioned possibilities here. He/She may order blood tests to rule out other medical conditions. In the meantime, it will be helpful to maintain good oral hygiene thorough tooth brushing/flossing and regular professional cleaning and examination may help prevent glossitis. Hope this information proves helpful to you.
You can get nerve pain from teeth extractions. There is another injury board where people post from dental injuries and one of the "common" ones is from wisdom teeth extraction. It appears the longer you wait the higher the risk of nerves being intertwined with the tooth.
Did the pain start shortly after the tooth extraction?
hi , thx for the response,actually i have got all his tests done Hb is 10.5 g, bld sugar is normal, no sharp teeth,no teeth extraction on left lower jaw, dental hygiene is good. no addictions or spicey food.but i will get peripheral smear done
It will be essential to evaluate possibilities of any nerve impingement or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder developing that may be causing tongue pain. Please consult a dentist or oral surgeon in this regard as well. Hope this helps.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.