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tongue papillae swollen and bleeding

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
14 - 21 days: Complete regeneration of lingual papillae and taste buds is obtained within 14-21 days.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Filiform papillae: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taste_bud
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not much: I look at peoples mouths and tongues all day long and i've seen all types of tongues with all types of papilla. There is a huge variety of what is nor ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
36 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably nothing: Certain papillae of the tongue are normally larger than others, in particular the circumvallate papillae in the back of the tongue. If there are no ta ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
See Dentist ASAP: Can be physical irritation, infection, neoplasm, burn, or many other possibilities. Lease seek professional care now.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
You are normal: Be thankful. It sounds normal to me. Have it looked at and evaluated just to be sure or if you have any other questions.
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Should self heal: This is not uncommon and should self heal with no help from you. She may appreciate some ice chips that can numb the discomfort. Acetaminophen may als ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not that I am aware: I am not aware of an option for treating long papillae.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon.
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