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A 46-year-old member asked:

what's causing my sore mouth and tongue?

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Dr. Eric Powitzky
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Glossitis: There are many possibilities including tooth paste allergy, vitamin deficiency, dry mouth, yeast overgrowth, medication effect, poor dentition, and especially inflammatory diseases that can only be diagnosed by an expert and/or with a biopsy. You need to see an ent, oral surgeon, or oral pathologist.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Multiple reasons: There are many reasons why someone may have a sore mouth and tongue, ranging from fungal infections, periodontal disease, auto-immune diseases, vitamin deficiencies and possibly even cancer. The only way to start to find out is visiting a dentist for an examination.

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Last updated May 10, 2013

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