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what does it mean to have a black tongue

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Black under tongue: You may be seeing the veins under your tongue. But, this is also an area for the formation of oral cancer. See you dentist for an examination.
Dr. Jaime Quejada
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Amalgam: Tatoo if you've had an old silver filling in the area. Could also be sublingual blood vessels or may be a nevus.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience Dentistry
Black hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue sounds and looks scary, but it is nothing to worry about. It is caused by too much bacteria or yeast growth in the mouth. It usual ... Read More
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Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Most likely to be: black hairy tongue. Consult with your dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Black dots: may be Black Hairy Tongue or Hyperpigmentosis. see your Dentist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony D'Amico
53 years experience Dentistry
Black hairy tongue: Sounds like black hairy tongue. See a dental specialist for proper diagnosis and possible treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Does it wipe away?: To be sure that it isn't thrush (fungus Candida Albicans accumulates on the lining of the mouth). Take a clean wet cloth and clean this area. You migh ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Black Tongue: Black tongue can be an overgrowth of the little hairy papillae on the tongue and isn't harmful. You can scrub the spot with a soft baby toothbrush twi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: It is possible that you have what is called hairy tongue syndrome (which is benign) but only your dentist can tell you for sure.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Thrush: This may be thrush which is a fungus. This is something you can discuss with your pediatrician.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron E. Bell
44 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Heredity: Many population groups have black spots on the tongue. It has been said to be more common in those of mediterranean descent. Usually no problem. Ask o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Black tongue: After vomiting, the normal bacteria in our mouth can be altered. Suggest you rinse after throwing up as soon as possible to eliminate the highly acidi ... Read More

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