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Bit my tongue, is it infected?
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Bit my tongue, is it infected?

I bit my tongue two days ago...now it is hurting in the place of the bite as there is a huge white canker sore at the same place I bit it...also on the same side, there seems to be 3 or 4 bumps on my tongue about 1 cm away fromthe bite. There is no puss coming out though. Is my tongue infected?

Also, I bit my tongue while having lunch, then at night after about 10 hours I felt a pain in my neck under the jaw on the same side of the bite...The next day I woke up and the pain in my neck/throat was worse and I couldnt swallow easily. Now it is easing a bit. Is this related to the biting incident?
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The pain may be related to the injury or possibly an infection which has traveled to a lymph node.  In either case, I suggest you see your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible to make sure the wound is not infected.

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