help!! so on thursday, i went to the orthodontist for an appt. to check my pallete because of irritation from my retainer...we soaked me retainer in listerine and i was on my way. then a few hours later i went to the dentist for some fillings. the day after all of this, i noticed it was hard to swallow food because there was pain on my tongue...i thought maybe i bit the side of it when i was numbed for my fillings, but as the night progressed it got worse, and i hardly slept. it hurts to talk, swallow and eat. i took a flashlight and was able to see quite a few red, raised bumps on the very back of my tongue. i have been researching this because i am freaked out and in so much pain but the only thing i am finding is i may just have irritated circumvallate papillae.