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Stuck On Plaque
Saliva deposits: Dental tooth plaque is formed from deposits from your saliva. Some people have more such deposits than other people. It is a factor of your saliva. You can do proper toothbrushing to prevent a build-up of plaque deposits on your teeth. You can also use listerine plaque preventive mouthwash, which helps reduce the build-up with proper toothbrushing. If you get a lot of plaque go to the dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Raised ridge along tongue floor, ~1/2" on each side of where tongue connects to floor; has white spot on it; can move it w/ tip of tongue; sore throat?
See your dentist: The floor of mouth is one of the most common sites of oral pathology. There are multiple factors that can cause a white spot and raised ridge (e.g. salivary gland infection). It is important for your dentist to determine the cause of the condition. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved quickly. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small pea size cyst that's flesh coloured & yellow. It's in front of my tonsil on the part that attaches my tounge to the pillar of my mouth?
Does it hurt?: Any fevers? Could be from previous infection. Let me know when you can if it hurts to help. ...Read more
What does this mean: "dominant concentric soft plaque in proximal rca causing moderate to marked stenosis"?
What does this term : It is simply a description of what the person reading the scan thought the area of the diseased vessel looked like. The amount of blockage is usually the most useful feature of the report with the description being of secondary importance. ...Read more
Can calcium deposits form in the tongue? My friend has little hard rocks coming out of the side and tip of the tongue.
??, calculus?: I have never seen or heard of calcium deposits forming in the tongue. Two thoughts come to mind. The less likely one is small calculi coming from the ducts of the submandibular salivary gland. The more likely scenario is pieces of calculus dislodging from the teeth. Have your friend see a dentist to find out which one it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have a flesh colored plaque in inner corner of my eye, do I see ophthalmologist or dermatologist? How can they test/treat it?
There's a hole in my gums after the extraction of impacted wisdom tooth. I can see something brown inside and some small bits of food gets stuck into ?
White bump on each tonsil. Looks like a whitehead. Feels like popcorn kernel stuck on tongue/throat but only see the two white bumps
Tonsilar stone?: Sometimes our tonsils get deep pits or crypts in them and then mucus and/or food gets caught up in them. They will often be hard and some people even complain that there is a distinct smell that comes from them. This might be a "stone". They generally cause no problems and sometimes gargling with some warm salt water will help but if they are painful, I'd have them evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Topical steroids: Psoriasis can be treated with various topical medications including corticoteroid creams, ointments, sprays, and foam products. Psoriasis can also respond to vitamin d creams, such as dovonex. Another class of medications are retinoids, such as tazorac. Often times dermatologists can combine these treatment regimens to effectively treat the psoriasis plaques. ...Read more
Small blackhead/ splinter- like dot on tip of tongue on the center of raised bump. Very painful, has tried excessive brushing.
Check teeth: Check your front teeth for any chips or sharp edges. Most often this is a traumatic fibroma from habitual scraping of the tongue across the sharp edges of the front teeth or nibbling the tip with the front teeth. If none of these, see your Dentist for evaluation and treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more
Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more
Does cortisone help shrink hypertrophic tonsils? Are tonsil crypts located on the top part of tonsils? My tonsil looks like a crater just on the top.
Possible: If the tonsil is not inflamed or causing pain, it is unlikely that steroids will reduce the size of hypertrophic tonsils. Tonsillar crypts are all over the surface of the tonsils. The large one on the upper pole just happens to be more noticeable and could be a receptacle for food particles. If the tonsils are not infected frequently and you do not have sleep disorder, no treatment is necessary. ...Read more