A to Z: Open Wound, Tongueenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about tongue wounds and how they're treated.tongue wound in baby, tongue wound in toddlers, tongue wound in preschoolers, tongue wound in gradeschoolers, tongue wound in teens, wounds, cuts, stitches, cut tongue, tongues, wound on tongue, cuts on tongue, safety, accidents, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, kids with tongue wounds, kids and tongue wounds, when to get stitches, falls, wounded07/23/201204/11/201909/02/20196dc86771-1d11-47cc-9a70-9762202773a7https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tongue-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the tongue means a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a>, break, or puncture of the surface of the tongue.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Tongue wounds often result from an accidental bite during eating or a fall. These types of wounds rarely need <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">stitches</a> and usually heal quickly on their own.&nbsp;</p> <p>Seek immediate medical attention if the wound is gaping or bleeding will not stop. Also seek care for any wound that causes severe pain or&nbsp;difficulty breathing or swallowing, or is associated with facial or dental injuries.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>After a child receives medical attention for a tongue wound, follow instructions carefully. Sometimes, the doctor might recommend a soft diet for a few days. Infections of mouth injuries are rare, but can happen.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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