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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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