Tongue inflammation

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Had small surface cavity #18 (lower back molar left) filled two months ago. Dentist also trimmed top edge of tooth on tongue side. (Not by request)

Severed irritation began two days after procedure on left side of tongue only. Felt scraped, inflamed, sore, like I had tiny cuts all over.

Dentist smoothed edge with a bur. Pain returned. Dentist buffed edge with two burs. Pain returned again.

Dentist has no explanation. Root canal specialist has no explanation. Both said that the lower edge should not cause tongue irritation and recommended seeing an oral surgeon.

Pain is about every other day now. Comes and goes. Mostly isolated to the back side of the tongue where there are natural bumps. Those get inflamed. The middle side feels scraped.

Anyone experience this type of tongue pain with a new height in their natural tooth or a crown? Any OTC products to help minimize the pain or let the sores heal? Will the tongue eventually build tolerance? It’s been two months!
 

Dr M

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It sounds like there might be some other issue with the tongue itself. Best option would be to see an oral surgeon for an opinion.
 

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