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Can a dentist clean your tongue

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Dr. Robert Moretta
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: I have never heard or read of anyone damaging their taste buds by brushing or scraping their tongue. I believe that you dentist is wrong.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 32 years experience
Skin: Sorry it is sore. Could be from the procedure , since it was deep cleaning i have to assume there was a lot of debris under the gum and the gum on t... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Surgery: Deep cleaning is a surgical procedure, which may explain the soreness. The coloration you are describing is probably normal anatomy. Please see your... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Most tongue: lesions (in the absence of the use of Tobacco products ) are due to IRRITATION from shar edges on teeth or fillings...Have the biopsy.but NOT TO WORRY... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: It's possible. Cancers can go from sub-clinical to clinical in a very short period of time. Please return to your Dentist, or preferably to an Oral ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
No and yes and yes: No, it is not necessary that you use mouthwash. Yes, it is in your best interests to be seen regularly by a dentist. No matter how well you think you ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
POSSIBLE: Yes, it is possible--although less common--to have a dry socket where you have already received dry-socket care. It happens when the bone gets exposed... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Infected tooth Infec: Until you get the root canal done you will have an infection. Even an antibiotic will not cure this. So you will be facing possible pain, swelling, ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Fritz
Dentistry 43 years experience
Dental issues: Yes, keep the appointment. Sounds like you have infection in your gums which the laser will help remove.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Be gentle: Brushing roof of mouth unnecessary. Gums next to teeth need to be cleaned, especially the sulcus between the gum and the tooth. Important: 1-use SO... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
OTC Medication: Take some advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Avoid very hot and cold foods until things settle down which... Read More

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