Have You Ever Bitten Your Lip Or Jaw While Eating? OUCH!

@Cherryd41 (1124)
United States
August 30, 2009 1:41pm CST
Have you ever bitten the inside of our lip while chewing?I have done that several times . A few times I have bitten my lip and drew blood it swelled up and I bit it again in the same spot because it was swollen already. Ouch. I hate when I do that I guess we never really pay attention to how close your teeth actually are to your lip and jaw while chewing until we bite into it. Its that kind of feeling that makes you stops you dead in your tracks while the pain just surges through your lip. You wait till its gone and then check for damages. lol Usually if I am eating food (which usually contains some type of salt all food usually does) the sting is very annoying sometimes I have just stopped eating because its so irritating.
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@shuetyeng (148)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 09
While I was eating noodle, I have bitten my tongue. It was pain but I just ignore it as that was not the first time I did that. Later, when I was talking to my husband, he told me he saw some red colour inside my teeth. Then only I realized the blood was pooling out from the cut. I rushed to the bathroom and washed my mouth. It was a innocent act from me that I thought it will stopped the blood. In fact, it worsen the matter. Then, I quickly use some ice cubes and put it on the cut, only the blood stopped! That was the worst experience I ever had!
@Cherryd41 (1124)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Hi Shuetyeng It seems like you bit your t tongue more seriously than you orginally thought thats happend to me a few times as well not realizing that I bit it aa badly as I did until I started to actually taste the blook I hate biting my tongue it feels like your going to bite right through it even though I know the tongue is tougher than that ,I still don't like the ulcer that usually forms after I have bitten it and then its sore for days LOL
• Malaysia
18 Sep 09
Hello Cherryd41, it is nice to hear from you again. I did not expect the seriousness of my tongue after the incident because that was not the first time I bite it when I am eating. Every time seems alright but it was pain though. I even did not taste the blood when it started to comes out from inside my mouth. But once I tasted it, I hate it! It has a fishy taste! You are right, we will feel the pain from the ulcer when we are talking and eating. I wonder did you apply any medicine on the ulcer? For me, I have a chinese medicine which is already blended in powder form, it is very good to heal ulcer. The name of the medicine is Compound Watermelon Frost. You may find it at any chinese medicine hall. It taste bitter but it will make our ulcer recover faster.
@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Oh yes I have bitten my lip and sometimes my tongue many, many times and the pain makes me cry when it happens. And after several times of biting it, they turn into a herpes. You know the white thing? It's like a sore and it takes several days until it heals. That is why when we eat salty and acidic foods it hurts. But actually those kinds of foods are the ones that helps them heal.
@Cherryd41 (1124)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Hi Iskayz I wasn't aware that the salty foods actually help the wound to heal I also didn't know that the little white thing (as you call it:-) ) turns into herpes???? after several times of biting the same spot. Where did you hear that from I thought that fever blisters were a type of herpes simplex I think thats what it called you know the cold sores you can get on your lip in the winter time?
@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
Hi! Well, according to my sister who is a pharmacist herpes and cold sores are the same thing. I can't really explain why hehe. But I'll try to research about it.
• United States
31 Aug 09
Hello Cherry, I have bitten the inside of my cheek and tongue while eatting or chewing gum. Ouch alright, it's not a good feeling for sure. We have a saying in my country that when that happens, someone cursed you out...LOL...Or when you have the hickups someone is thinking or talking about you. They are old superstitions from old countries. :)
• India
31 Aug 09
hi.. yaa it has happened to me a lot of times also when i m in a hurry like i am going to college or doing something in hurry. well it reallly starts bleeding very quickly and it swells also.. some people believe that when you are in love , these things happen the most.. so beware :)
• United States
31 Aug 09
That's a new one, haven't heard that saying before. Thank you for sharing that info. :)
• Indonesia
1 Sep 09
Hi Cherryd41 Same with me, but I never do it until the blood come out. Owh, that must be very hurt! I need to stop and relax my foot and hand, because the pain reach that part and I need to drink plenty of water, stop eating for several minutes. Once my tears out and I hate to myself for doing that. but I don't check the damage. I found strange things that, after I bite certain part or my lips, usually that part will be bitten again by me, make it more pain This is usually happen when I eat salty or hot food, or when I feel hungry or eat in a hurry. I think that reminds us to relax and enjoy our food when eating. Don't eat in a hurry and to give thanks to God for our food
@Cherryd41 (1124)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Hi ChrysanTFlower I can relate to that,I sometimes eat so fast when I am hungry as I said in my earlier post we forget how close are teeth and tongue are to our lips and inside cheeks. When you shut your mouth you can feel your teeth press agains both the tongue and the lips so its a wonder it doesn't happen everytime we eat but I'm glad it doesn't thank goodness!
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Oh yes. I think I have an overbite.So when I chew my food, I always end up chewing my inner cheeks. At other times, I will have fish bones hooking stubbornly onto my lips. When I cannot dislodge it, it tears my lips. I have also bitten my tongue. As such over the next few days, ulcers will develop and I will be in pain. Gargling with salt water helps a little bit. Apparently salt water aids the healing process and in no time the ulcers are gone.
@Cherryd41 (1124)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Hi GRACEFULDOVE Yes the ulcers than can develope are painful and I have also bitten my tongue more times than I care to remember and I always get that bump that takes forever to go away and hurts everytime I close my mouth it rather annoying .
@advokatku (3997)
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
if often bitten your lip or jaw while eating, maybe there is a problem in your molars. This my experience, before I change my teeth of molars
@Cherryd41 (1124)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Hi Advokatku No it doesn't happen often at all just that when it does it hurts like crazy ,but you do have a point the back molars are right on the inside jaw where it opens and shuts but as for my back molars no I don't have a problem with them.
@BlueGoblin (1835)
• United States
30 Aug 09
Yeah, usually when I'm chewing gum. I wouldn't actually call it biting my jaw though. It's more like biting the inside of my cheek. I rarely bite my tongue but it been happened when I was younger. Biting your tongue is more of a sport injury.
@Cherryd41 (1124)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Yes your right Bluebgoblin it is more like biting the inside of your cheed I think I say jaw because I have bit the inside of my cheek way in the back near the jawline.
@nuar_y (279)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 09
It happened to me a lot of time. maybe because i'm rushing having my food, or maybe because my face is chubby outside and inside. hehehe.....
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Hello, I hate that when I bite my lip. I especially don't like biting my inside of my mouth.I normally chew slowly but sometimes I can't help and I accidently bite the inside of my cheek .I did that this past week...
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
yup.. many times.. it really hurt like hell... the day after ma tongue is swelling.. lesson i learned from it? haha.. eat slowly...
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
many times already. and there are times that i even bleed by accidentally biting them. i don't really know why, probably when am agitated to do something and excited that would happen
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
A lot, well there is a myth in my country that if someone eat their lip or inside part of the cheek is because someone want to eat meat badly :))
@Puneet097 (121)
• India
31 Aug 09
it feels pain even talking about it as it has occured many times that i bite my lip while chewing and this happen mostly when i watch my favorite serial on t.v and forget in excitement what i m doing, thus excitement ends in pain.
@louren007 (123)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Yes, I have experienced this one. Sometimes, I have really bitten my lip but I don't know what's the meaning of it. Actually, in Philippine tradition they said that there's a meaning to that but I am not quite sure what's exactly does it mean :(
• Bulgaria
31 Aug 09
Yes, I have bitten inside of my lips and it is very painful.After that there is a wound inside of my lip. It hurts my every time when I eat.It takes more than 1 week to recover from the wound.When I was younger there was a cream which was very effective but nowadays it is stopped for production.There are not effective medcine now and you have to wait until it recover.
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
31 Aug 09
I have bitten my tongue and inside of my cheecks around 10 times. It usually happened when I was careless while eating. I have a habit of watching TV while eating food. So now I am carefull while eating.
@sacmom (14363)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I don't think that I've ever bitten my lip while eating, but I have bitten the inside of my cheek a few times before. Ouch! Not enough to make it bleed, but it did hurt pretty good, just the same. This usually happens when I'm chewing on licorice, especially when it's on the harder side. No matter how careful I am I almost always bite the inside of my cheek at least once whenever I eat some. Fortunately for me I don't eat licorice very often. Happy mylotting!
@yogambal_64 (1017)
• India
31 Aug 09
Yes I have bitten the inside of my cheeks many times while having food and sometimes even when I am talking too. It is really painful and we can view it properly also even in a mirror.
@meisters (24)
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
Sometime I will bite my lips or tongue if I'm really hungry and chewing food too fast and blood came out....huh that realy hurt, I don't like that.. but I never bite the same spot twice.
• China
31 Aug 09
Iam also, I eat, we often bite his lips, then infiammation, breaking a mouth, has to hurt for several days, doctors said, is not rest. Some time, while eating, while talking, they do not care bite lips, so when we eat, try to slow a bit. We Chinese have an old saying: we have here is an old saying: greedy biting tongue biting thin cheek, so I think you are not greedy in that thin.