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A 27-year-old female asked:

have had geographic tongue over a year constant. appearing, healing than reappearing continuously cycling. will it do this for the rest of my life?

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Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
Yes: It is the nature of geographic tongue. Typically appears more often when you are stressed.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
It can. : Geographic tongue can come and go and change its appearance over the rest of your life. It is a benign , harmless condition. No treatment is needed. Do to worry about this.

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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?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 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.

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Last updated Sep 4, 2013

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