violentmedic (violentmedic) wrote in little_details,

Tongue partially bitten off - treatment and aftereffects

Okay, this question has to do with someone biting off a chunk of another person's tongue.

I've tried the following terms: Tongue tip removal, bite part of tongue off heal time, tongue heal time, partial tongue removal, tongue injury, partial tongue removal after effects. I think there was a few more that I tried, but I can't remember the phrasing used. Anyhow, while I have gotten some good information, it has mostly been for voluntary surgical removal of part of the tongue.

So, I have the following questions concerning a man whose tongue was partly bitten off. I'd say the amount of tongue bitten off was the end inch, possibly a bit shorter than that. They might still have the chunk of tongue around, since it was spat out by the person who did the biting. Now, my questions.

1.)How would the hospital treat him?
2.)How long would it take for his tongue to heal?
3.)How would this affect his speaking ability, both during the time it's healing and afterwards? I'm particularly interested in this part, as the character is particularly charismatic.
4.) Are there any other notable side effects of the injury?

This community has been very, very helpful in the past, so I'm hoping you'll have an answer to this.
Tags: ~medicine: injuries (misc)

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