About 3 months ago, I was eating popcorn and I started having issues with my tongue. It seems like I bit my tongue, the wound kinda lines up with a tooth, but it seems to me that the damage done is more in line with car accident or seizure rather than just regular eating. I can’t imagine having bitten my tongue that hard.
It looks like I have a flap of tongue about the size of my pinky fingernail protruding from the side of my tongue. It hurts and it’s in the way. I have had to adjust my talking, I can’t hock a loogie, I cover my mouth and stick my tongue out when I sneeze. I can’t spend more than an hour awake without it get caught somewhere and hurting. My teeth are not in the best shape, but I can’t imagine this being a dentist problem.
I’m looking at this protrusion and I can’t imagine it healing and going back to it’s correct shape on it’s own. My other options seem to be suffer and get used to it for the rest of my life or get a portion of my tongue lopped off. Uugh.
The first two weeks it hurt like hell, I wasn’t able to sing along in the car or anything. Now, I think I’ve adapted rather than it healing. For a couple weeks I tried rinsing constantly with water & baking soda. I’m going to my General Practitioner on Saturday and honestly I’m scared.
Anybody deal with anything similar? Maybe just send me good thoughts. I appreciate it.