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Doctor insights on: Atrophy Of The Surface Of The Tongue

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Im 43 I have myotonia (not sure if md or mc) it bothers me most in my tongue. It looks to me it's wasting. Any treatment to stop atrophy in my tongue?

Stay proactive: You need to know whether you have myotonic dystrophy or myotonia congenita, or something else you also have the right to know its exact genetic signature -- this is the 21st century. Neither disease is particularly treatable, but getting the exact information will enable you to join clinical studies and have what you need for support group membership. Sorry i can't offer more, good luck. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are dry mouth and vaginal dryness and atrophy related? Tested negative for sjorgens. I am recently postmenopausal.

Are dry mouth and vaginal dryness and atrophy related?  Tested negative for sjorgens.  I am recently postmenopausal.

Yes all related: Yes, they are related. Sjodren's syndrome affects all mucuos membranes: mouth, vagina, nose and eyes. Discuss with physician about treatment. With dry mouth, you run the risk of developing cavities very quickly. You must brush and floss daily and i would also add a daily Fluoride rinse, such as act or fluorigard, but not added in a mouthwash. Mouthwashes have alcohol that dries out mouth. ...Read more

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Tongue hurts after touching rough surface of retainer wire. Will the rough surface smoothen? How can I stop the pain?

Tongue hurts after touching rough surface of retainer wire. Will the rough surface smoothen? How can I stop the pain?

Get it smoothed: It might after too long a period. Have the dentist that put it on should smooth it. It is quick, requires no anesthesia, and should cost nothing. In the mean time use soft ortho wax at the drug store. ...Read more

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Why does the surface of my tongue feel dry and rough? It is more in the middle and towards the back. The tip feels pretty much normal.

Why does the surface of my tongue feel dry and rough? It is more in the middle and towards the back. The tip feels pretty much normal.

Varied answers: The tongue of course has many different types of structure that make it up, and some parts can feel different then others. If you think you are having a problem, it is wise to have the tongue examined by a dentist to conclusively determine if every thing is typical or not. ...Read more

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Why has the surface of my tongue become so tender?

Why has the surface of my tongue become so tender?

Tongue Pain: Greetings. It's hard to determine exactly what is causing your tongue pain but I can help with what promotes proper health. Water. Drink enough. A guide is to take your weight in pounds, divide by 2. This number is the fluid ounces you should drink per day. The edges of your tongue sounds like the lines of dental occlusion. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Small white round discoloration side of tongue-Not ulcerated-not a lump. Flat surface with very slightly different texture than rest of side of tongue?

Small white round discoloration side of tongue-Not ulcerated-not a lump. Flat surface with very slightly different texture than rest of side of tongue?

See your dentist!: There are many possibilities, but for solitary lesions of the tongue, I always refer patients to their dentist or an oral surgeon, just on the very rare chance that it's some kind of oral cancer or precancerous lesion. Again, this is rare, particularly for a 33 year old, but it always has to be ruled out. Other possibilities are geographic tongue, leukoplakia, thrush, oral lichen planus. ...Read more

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I got Tongue problem. Partial pain, color change, partial rash, also surface of tongue became flat and don't get any better in 1 month for now.

I got Tongue problem. Partial pain, color change, partial rash, also surface of tongue became flat and don't get any better in 1 month for now.

See a dentist: They have combined expertise in histopathologic diagnosis, clinical diagnosis and treatment of the tongue problems. Fortunately, the majority of tongue problems are not serious and most can be resolved quickly, but you can not ignore the symptoms. ...Read more

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Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Depends: Usually metal has physical properties closer to the physical properties of tooth structure and porcelain is harder and can sear tooth enamel.... Ask your dentist what is used in the office or if there are choices. Sometimes a prosthodontist has special training in this area and give you the service you desire. ...Read more

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The surface of my tongue thats usually white becomes coloured, like yellow. Having bad breath a while. Not a smoker, not drinking. What to do?

The surface of my tongue thats usually white becomes coloured, like yellow. Having bad breath a while. Not a smoker, not drinking. What to do?

TONGUE BRUSH: Your oral cavity contains over 100 strains of bacteria.The tongue is a good place to hang out so buy a metal or plastic tongue scraper or use your toothbrush to scrape your tongue. Also use a mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide rinses. ...Read more

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Oral surgeon said inside of cheek looke and felt like surface of tongue, but, It did not look suspicious of cancer. What could this be?

Oral surgeon said inside of cheek looke and felt like surface of tongue, but, It did not look suspicious of  cancer. What could this be?

Inflammation: Chronic inflammation or irritation can look like cobblestone. Rarely growths can, but your surgeon would have done a biopsy if concerned. Try not to mess with it for a while and give it a chance to heal. ...Read more

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The surface of my left cheek/face feels like t has a rash while the inside feels swollen. My tongue on the right side is sore and swollen as well.

The surface of my left cheek/face feels like t has a rash while the inside feels swollen. My tongue on the right side is sore and swollen as well.

Cheek swollen: While these symptoms may point to a number of causes, it sounds like a swollen salivary gland. This can be an isolated occurrence, or part of a syndrome called Sjogren's Syndrome. The sore tongue suggests an inflammatory process. You might consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Im 16 and I've had this lump INSIDE (Not on the surface, IN) tip of my tongue, round, pea sized, for about 8 years. Family doc said he has no idea. ?

Im 16 and I've had this lump INSIDE (Not on the surface, IN) tip of my tongue, round, pea sized, for about 8 years. Family doc said he has no idea. ?

Otolaryngologist: Since your family physician cannot make a diagnosis,I recommend that you be examined by an otolaryngologist(ear nose and throat specialist) for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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My daughter has ringworm on her shoulder.She was scratching it.Can she spread the ringworm to her mouth/tongue?How long does ringworm last on surfaces

My daughter has ringworm on her shoulder.She was scratching it.Can she spread the ringworm to her mouth/tongue?How long does ringworm last on surfaces

See Your Doctor: Tinea Corporis aka ringworm is a fungal skin infection contracted from humans. animals, inanimate objects (ex, sport equipment). Common in hot, humid climates. Causes round, scaly, red, itchy plaques usually head, neck, extremities, or skin areas in contact with infected source. Treatment with antifungal med is required. Treat affected pets also, cleanse contaminated surfaces. See your doctor now. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more