Do you have a cyst on your tongue?
Before we get too far into that question, we should establish what a tongue cyst is. A cyst on the tongue is very different from a canker sore or a bacterial infection on the surface of the tongue.
What is a cyst on the tongue?
A cyst on the tongue normally presents itself as a lump under the surface of the tongue. They can be tumors or thyroglossal cysts, which are not necessarily on the tongue, but can appear as a red lump at the back of the tongue or along the throat.
What are symptoms of a cyst on the tongue?
Now, a cyst on the tongue can present difficulties with swallowing or breathing if they protrude from the surface and grow too large. At this point it is important to see a doctor to have the cyst surgically removed.
Normally, however, a cyst on the tongue should be painless and smooth.
A cyst on the tongue can also become infected if it is cut while eating or talking, so be hyper aware of the kind of activity you are putting your tongue through.
How can you avoid infections with a cyst on the tongue?
Because a cyst on the tongue can present problems swallowing food, there may be extra bits of leftover food and residue on your tongue after you eat. In these cases, it is important to have good oral hygiene (of course, that’s always important).
When taking care of your mouth, don’t neglect to brush your tongue. Brushing your tongue can remove bacteria on the surface that causes bad breath, and sometimes causes infections.
The Orabrush is the ideal tool for brushing your tongue. It is designed to pull the bacterial gunk from your tongue with its super bristles, leaving your tongue pink and squeaky clean.
And clean tongues are the best way to avoid infections with a cyst on your tongue.