Tongue Injuries

Top Rated Tongue Injury Lawyers In Western New York

The Tenacious Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Represents Individuals Who Have Sustained Tongue-Related Injuries in Buffalo, New York.

Tongue Injury LawyersThe tongue is just one of the hundreds of muscles in the human body. Although it is vital for our day to day needs of speaking, tasting, and eating, the importance of the tongue is often overlooked. It is simply expected to function, and because of this, injuries to the tongue can come as a major inconvenience. More than this, tongue injuries can severely impair an individual’s ability to eat and communicate. Depending on the nature of the injury, it can sometimes lead to more serious medical conditions as well.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, is well acquainted with the often-calamitous effects of personal injury. He has represented countless clients over the years, attaining over $175,000,000 in successful wins for his personal injury clients. If you believe that you or a loved one have been injured in Buffalo, New York, do not hesitate to reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

How Does The Tongue Get Injured?

Tongue injuries can take many forms and have many causes. They are frequently seen in children, who are more prone to falls or crashes than adults, but tongue injuries seen in adults are more likely to be serious in nature. Some of the most common causes of tongue injuries are:

  1. Sports: During sports, particularly high contact sports such as football or karate, there is a greater likelihood for accidental trauma to the face;
  2. Piercings: New or old piercings can lead to infection if the area is not cleaned properly or if the piercing is in some way incorrectly done;
  3. Dental Surgery: After dental surgery, when a patient is still under the effects of a local anesthetic, it is not uncommon for the patient to accidentally bite their tongue or cheeks;
  4. Trauma: A crash on a bicycle, in a car, from a slip and fall, or similar trauma can cause accidental tongue bites; and
  5. Seizures: A common danger of seizures is damage to the tongue.



Diagnosing a Tongue Injury

It can be hard to know when a tongue injury is serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Because the mouth is full of blood vessels, tongue wounds bleed a lot, even when an injury is minor. A lot of blood is not necessarily an indication that a wound is severe, but sometimes even a minor wound can become serious if it is not kept clean. It is recommended that medical attention should be sought if a tongue injury continues to bleed or if bleeding suddenly starts again. The presence of heat in the area, red or swollen tissue, or yellow discharge, are common indications of infection. Pain or fever are also warning signs that the body is fighting off an infection, in which case medical attention should immediately be sought.

In the case of a tongue piercing, an infection may develop in the area if it is not kept clean. During the first few weeks after a piercing it is common for the area to be swollen and red, as it is a healing wound. It is recommended to clean the piercing frequently with a saline solution and monitor the area for signs of infection. If symptoms do not improve after a few days, it is recommended to seek out medical attention. An accident can be a negatively life-altering experience. In the event of a tongue-related injury, Jed Dietrich, Esq. is fully prepared to represent you. He and his team of top lawyers are aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking and will fight to obtain compensation on your behalf. Do not hesitate to reach out today at 716-839-3939 or by visiting us online – you are our priority!


Minor Tongue RelatedA minor tongue-related injury can be treated at home. First, rinse with water in order to see the injury and determine whether it is severe enough to visit the emergency. Using a piece of gauze or cloth, light pressure can be applied to the wound to help stop bleeding. Sometimes an icepack can help to reduce swelling and alleviate pain. Once the bleeding has stopped, continue to monitor the injury for signs of infection. Tongue-related injuries can take a few days to heal.

A severe wound to the tongue will require medical attention. Injuries that result in a gaping wound, pain, or the inability to swallow or speak are not likely to heal correctly on their own. These injuries will probably require stitches. If part of the tongue was bitten off, a plastic surgeon might be needed to reattach the muscle. Severe tongue wounds can take weeks, or even months, to fully heal. During that time, an individual should take any medications or antibiotics prescribed by their doctor. Avoid hard or crunchy foods that might tear open a healing wound, and keep the mouth clean by ringing with salt water, a saline solution, and brushing and flossing.

If a tongue injury has led to a permanent change of life, a debilitation, or loss of livelihood, you may be eligible for legal compensation. For over twenty years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully represented individuals in personal injury cases throughout the Western New York area. Today, he is regarded to be a Best Lawyer of America and is fully capable of representing you. To receive your free consultation, call us now at 716-839-3939 or visit us online.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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