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Black Tongue Causes In Humans
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
Black tongue: Anything containing bismuth, pepto-bismal for example. Also seen in chronic mouth breathers ...Read more
Overgrown papillae: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more
Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more
Many: Black spots on tongue may be caused by the natural pigmentation of the tongue, but it can also be a warning sign that you are developing a more serious condition such as hairy tongue. I would visit your dentist to have this checked. ...Read more
Change in oral flora: Hairy tongue does not result only from poor oral hygiene. Dental offices are full of people with poor oral hygiene - they don't have hairy tongue. Poor hygiene is a big factor, but hairy tongue is caused by a change in the natural bacteria in your mouth. This change is caused by long-term antibiotics, steroids, immune suppression, or a systemic problem. It's not as simple as not brushing 2x daily. ...Read more
Get it checked out!:
Black ulcers on and under ones tongues are suspicious and need to be evaluated by a physician. They may need to be biopsied/ sample taken to make sure they are not cancerous and determine a cause.
There are benign ulcers but these are red based ulcers, painful and called canker sores. There are benign black tongue changes, called black hairy tongue, but this only occurs on the top of ones tongue. ...Read more
Colored tongue: Impossible to answer without complete history. Discoloration of the tongue can be from many causes-often the color of a liquid or food. It is often caused by yeast also. When some one is on antibiotics the oral flora changes - bacteria is less, yeast increase; bacteria can also cause color changes. Some diseases, variants may cause changes. See a specialist in oral disease-trained in oral medicine. ...Read more
Does black hairy tongue cause bad breath? I have developed black hairy tongue and am very worried about my breath. Is bad breath a common symptom?
Yes: Black hairy tongue is caused by the elongation of the papillas of the tounge, caused by an overgrowth of fungi. Most likely brought on by taking antibiotics or certain mouthwashes. Bad breath can occur when sulpher compounds collect in the elongated papilla. Tongue scraping can help. ...Read more
Rub with a wet cloth: Get it checked by a dentist or a pediatrician. ...Read more
What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue?
Veins: Red vessels are arteries full of oxygen. Darker vessels are usually blue/purple veins. They are a different color due to their lack of oxygen. You can see them under your tongue because the mucosa layer covering them is very thin there. The tongue is a muscle, so pretty much anything regarding its natural size and shape is muscular in nature. ...Read more
Yes and: Yes and it is common to stain teeth as well. ...Read more
I have a dark red/black tastebud at the back left side of my tongue. It's sore and painful. What is it, what caused it and what should I do?
Get checked: It is hard to tell without seeing the lesion. You should see a dentist or an ENT physician. ...Read more
What will cause a higher body temp and a really itchy vagina? I did have black hairy tongue, could that cause an infection in my vagina?
Black hairy tongue:
A black hairy tongue is a harmless condition thought to be caused by a buildup of bacteria. The discoloration can be caused by poor oral hygiene, smoking, coffee and tea, dry mouth, and diseases that disrupt the normal bacteria in the mouth.
It has no relation to vaginal infections. ...Read more
Within hours of giving unprotected oral sex I developed a sore throat, and 4 days later my tongue is black and green. What could cause this?
See if it persists.:
You need to show it to your family doctor or dentist.
If it is more than a dime in size and if it is a pigmented lesion (black or brown in color) you should get it checked by your doctor or a dentist. If it goes away in 2-3 weeks, then you may not need to do anythjing further. But if it persists you should remember it can be a melanoma which will require a doctor exam and if suspicious a biopsy don. ...Read more
See doctor: And have it checked and diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Have it checked:
There are several answers but you must have it looked at since your description was too vagus
it can be a growth, a pigmentation, a pooling of blood or even an amalgam tattoo from one of your fillings, that's why you need to see your dentist. ...Read more
Black Mouth: Smoking stains the tissues of your mouth, especially your tongue. It does worse to your lungs and the rest of your body! Licorice can also stain the tissues black. ...Read more
Skin around my mouth and chin is turning black. I have been exfoliating my skin regularly now. What could be the cause and how do I improve my skin?
Angina bullosa often: Called blood blisters, medical term hematoma, due to bleeding from capillaries which remains trapped beneath surface mucosa due to either local capillary issue or injury resulting in blister which then fills with blood from local capillaries. From description hemangioma might also be possible, yet unlikely, would not be black. ...Read more
What could a small black spot in my upper mouth be. I smoke. Can smoking cause it to stain in my mouth?
Hi dr, the roof of my mouth is black ish and yes I do smoke. I was just wondering of smoking caused this.
Check it out: It would be advisable to give up smoking under any circumstances and then see if that doesn't cure the problem ...Read more
My boyfriend has a black spot on the inside of his mouth on his right cheek. What is it? What caused it? Do you have any ideas?
I accidentally ingested some type poisymptoms my mouth was black and had use ant acid milk to scrub hatd to stop still in saliva causes burn to skin c?
Please re-phrase.: Sorry I don't understand your question. Please call Poison control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can clarify and re-ask if this is not addressing your concern. Take care. ...Read more
Can temporary dental caps cause gums to change color? I have a temporary cap in on the left side of my mouth at the moment, and the gum around the cap is purplish/black color. It doesn't hurt, but the color change does concern me. Is this normal with temp
It sounds like the gum tissue is inflammed. Did you just have the temp place a day or two ago, or is it there for a while?
If not polished, it could be trapping food and bacteria.
There is a very slight chance you are allergic to the monomer in the acrylic. Call your dentist to have him take a look. ...Read more