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why do you see a dentist for a tongue issue

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Palatial torus: This very well could be a palatal torus. A very common bony development found in the roof of the mouth. However, any bump is worth a look by your de ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: It could be a variety of issues but a trained dentist will most likely be able to figure out what is happening. If your dentist is unable to help the ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Good for you: Glad you're getting your life back in order. PLEASE see a Dentist as soon as you can. You will find that the Dentist only want's to help you restore ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Need evaluations: Your list of symptoms indicate TMJ Dysfunction. Speech/hearing symptoms may indicate additional problem. You need to see a Neurologist to evaluate s ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Dentist or: Orthodontist for starters...
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
31 years experience Dentistry
Either: Can you provide details of your symptoms? I would say that either doctor could help to diagnose the problem, but with no details, it is difficult to g ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Usually..: All dental issues (gum problems and carious lesions) need to be treated before orthodontic treatment can begin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Santiago Roldan
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes.: Any sign of abnormality in your "papillae" should be examined by a health professional as to seek for the reason of the abnormal appearance of your ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
45 years experience Dentistry
Either: Either should be able to help. If the general dentist is not comfortable treating your problem he will refer you to a specialist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
41 years experience Periodontics
Break the pattern: There may be many reasons to use a splint and there are many types of splints. One reason is to break a pattern of clenching or grinding. The sepa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Oral cancer screen: Your regular doctor or dentist should both be able to do a "really good" oral cancer screening. If you have suspicious oral lesions or at high risk fo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
People are different: It really depends on your needs, the problems you have or the lack of problems, your family and your history. There isn't one interval the is appropri ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
18 years experience Dentistry
Every 3 month!: It's the insurance company who says 2 times per year, but ideally you want to have your teeth professionally cleaned every 3 months. Studies have sho ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Head and neck: surgeon or oral surgeon would be your best bet.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist 1st: After initial evaluation and x-rays, if the dentist suggests that you have a gum disease or need a regular cleaning, they may refer you to the dental ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not much: A dentist is really the only professional qualified to restore a chipped tooth. If may have a cavity that you cannot see, so that needs to be taken ca ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Floss ?: Your dentist may have used floss after the filling was placed to check the integrity of the contact with the adjacent tooth.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Probably not tomorrow, unless you have a sharp or painful tooth, or if it is in the aesthetic zone (front teeth) that might bother you. But don't wa ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Referral: As an Endocrinologist myself I strongly recommend that you ask your doctor to refer you to a local Endocrinologist. What troubles you such that you w ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Most people should see a dentist or hygienist for hygiene visits twice a year. I recommend dental exams with x-rays yearly. People who are prone to gu ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
As soon as possible: You see a doctor if you believe you have a mouth infection. If you are experiencing any symptoms or show any signs that are abnormal, seek the consul ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Have a low threshold: Your eyesight is precious and eye injuries shouldn't be taken lightly. If you have any concern that damage was done to the eye, you should see an eye ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: If your diabetes is controlled, you should not need to seek specialized dental care.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Limit candies: And sugar rich foods and liquids. Brush and floss properly. Make sure to see your dentist asap to have the cavity treated prior to it becoming a roo ... Read More

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