A day that has been perfectly lovely can quickly take a nosedive when you accidentally burn your tongue! While most of us don’t think about tongue burns until they happen out of the clear blue, it’s something that we certainly receive questions about during dental visits. To take the worry out of this very annoying experience that just about all of us has been through, we encourage you to check out some very helpful FAQs (and our professional advice).
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: If I accidentally burn my tongue, should I immediately schedule a dental visit with you?
Answer: Nope. If you can tell that you’ve done some pretty severe damage (perhaps the area doesn’t just look red and a bit inflamed but looks damaged) then of course, a visit is necessary. If you’re just a little uncomfortable, then you can self-treat the problem.
Question: Is the area going to become infected? What can I do to make sure the burned section can heal?
Answer: As you know, you have some not-so-friendly bacteria in your mouth. If you are at all worried about your tongue at any point, feel free to schedule a dental visit. However, rinsing your mouth a few times a day with salt water will offer you the home treatment you need to keep the area clean.
Question: I’ve heard that there’s something called burning tongue syndrome. Is this the same thing as burning my tongue on hot food?
Answer: No, these are two different things. The syndrome is something that feels as though you burned your tongue, though the tissue did not come into contact with anything particularly hot. If you have a burning sensation in your mouth without any explanation, schedule a dental visit with us.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.