Oral Surgery/Tongue pics

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Hi dr Joel
Here are two pics from this morning just waking up. First is view from front. Second from side. You said it looked chewed on in the last post but it was same area. Have a look.  Thanks so much again I don't know what I would do if I didn't have you to talk to.

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There is evidence of trauma and areas of healing.  I cannot say from this picture that the trauma is recent or is it previous trauma.  So from the pictures there is evidence of a healing wound.  I cannot say how long it has been present.  But the type of trauma looks like bite marks.  So the side of the tongue was chewed on.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired

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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.

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

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

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

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