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A 27-year-old female asked:

I've had geographic tongue for over a year, will it stay the rest of my life?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 10 years experience
Probably: Depending on the cause, ie medications, undiagnosed diseases, you will probably have it long term unless the underlying cause is determined and treatment instituted.
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Probably: Nobody knows the actual cause of the condition but there is also no official cure. For most people this condition does not pose any concern. Make sure that a medical or dental professional confirms this diagnosis.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

Typically is geographic tongue constant for the rest of your life?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
Geographic Tongue: Your doctor may recommend medications to manage discomfort or sensitivity: over-the-counter pain relievers, mouth rinses with an anesthetic, antihistamine mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments or rinses. Since the condition typically resolves on its own and has an unpredictable course, you may not be able to tell if the symptomatic treatments are actually working.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
Provided original answer
The condition typically resolves on its own and has an unpredictable course
Oct 29, 2013

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