Oral Surgery/Tongue


QUESTION: I visited a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and got the reassurance I was looking for. My one question is he told me to use arm and hammer baking soda and peroxide toothpaste. I tried it but it seems like it irritates my tongue more. Could that be possible and what is your opinion on that toothpaste. Here is a current pic or two of tongue. Still has the redness near tip but  not worried about it.maybe I'm allergic to something in the toothpastes that I use. Do u see the redness I'm referring to?

ANSWER: Steve - If the arm and hammer plus peroxide burns, then dilute the peroxide with water before you mix.

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QUESTION: It's not a mix its the actual tube of toothpaste. It's called arm and hammer baking soda and peroxide toothpaste. Also is it bad to keep using kenalog in orabase?

Steve -  the kenalog in orabase should not be used without a direct examination by the doctor prescribing it, a minimum of once a month.  The kenalog if used too long can cause lesions due to its ability to reduce the body's chance to heal.

I still say, mix the tooth paste with water to dilute it a little.  

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BA- University of Connecticut DMD-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

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