Your tongue is one of the most sensitive parts of your body and has a magnifying effect that helps you notice unwanted things in your food, like a hair or a spec of dirt. That sensitivity, though, can make even the smallest cut feel surprisingly disruptive every time you speak, taste, chew, swallow, or even breathe. And lacerations (deeper wounds)... well, those can be downright scary. If you have a tongue laceration, we'll break down how to apply first aid to your tongue and let you know when you should stop doing online research and see your doctor for treatment.
Learn about smaller wounds or cuts in your mouth.