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How does one keep from biting the tongue when asleep?


Recently when I wake up now my tongue is sore or even cut from having bitten it. How can tongue-biting be avoided? What treatment is best for cuts on the tongue?

 

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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Thanks for your thoughts! Have you tried an OTC mouth guard? Has it helped you?


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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Thanks! A mouthwash that has alcohol in it does help with healing, I find.

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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Thanks for the tip! So a mouth guard does actually help teeth grinding. I guess this could then keep you from biting the tongue.

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    tlmcgaa70 4 years ago

    yes, they ARE uncomfortable for me to...but sometimes the uncomfort outweighs the pain of bitten tongues.. finding the reasons for grinding and clenching is a big help to, like the stresses in your daily life. try to cut out as much stress as you c