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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Scalloped Tongue

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Can untreated chronic post nasal drip for well over a decade cause mouth issues, like tongue coating and dry mouth, scalloped tongue?

Can untreated chronic post nasal drip for well over a decade cause mouth issues, like tongue coating and dry mouth, scalloped tongue?

Yes: Yes, the chronic post nasal drip is likely causing you to be more of a mouth breather. This causes change in the quality and character of the saliva hence dry mouth, coated tongue, probably bad breath, etc. The scalloped or crenated tongue may be an indication of other health issues such as hypothyroidism ...Read more

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Is a scalloped tongue serious? Indentations go away when i move my tongue around, etc, but am worried about this...

Is a scalloped tongue serious?  Indentations go away when i move my tongue around, etc, but am worried about this...

Sleep bruxism: Scalloped tongue is a good indication that you clench or grind your teth during the night. It is also very common in patients with sleep apnea. Many times bruxism is part of a sleep disorder. ...Read more

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My tongue has been scalloped it's not going away and it feels as if I cleaned my tongue to much, and the top of my tongue has a very thin white layer.

My tongue has been scalloped it's not going away and it feels as if I cleaned my tongue to much, and the top of my tongue has a very thin white layer.

Normal: very normal for lots of patients. the tongue = very resilient area & the white coating is mostly caused by debris, bacteria & dead cells getting lodged between the enlarged & sometimes inflamed papillae. Now if you are unable to remove the layer I would have it evaluated by a dentist. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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What is the dental term for a scalloped tongue?

What is the dental term for a scalloped tongue?

Crenated: A scalloped tongue is also referred to as a crenated tongue in dental terminology. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should be seen for scalloped tongue and sores on the tongue?

What kind of doctor should be seen for scalloped tongue and sores on the tongue?

Primary or ENT: I would start with a primary care doctor. Ask if a referral to an ear nose and throat specialist is appropriate. It may be a normal tongue. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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On the side of my tongue, there is some scalloping. There is a very small, flat, barely noticeable spot of discoloration: 3mm at most. Cancer?

On the side of my tongue, there is some scalloping. There is a very small, flat, barely noticeable spot of discoloration: 3mm at most. Cancer?

Tricky.: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. scalloping with discoloration would indeed be a presentation of precancerous / cancerous changes. These are RARE in young people. ANd, dental problems iwth chronic biting/irritation of the tongue MUCH more common. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, ...Read more

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I got overbite teeth and lower teeth not align. I have now scallop tongue. Is it dangerous or not? Please help

I got overbite teeth and lower teeth not align. I have now scallop tongue. Is it dangerous or not? Please help

Dangerous, no: But malocclusion (bad bite) can make it harder to clean teeth. That, coupled with tooth malpositioned, can result in gum/bone damage and tooth loss. Why don't you see a tooth/jaw alignment specialist, an Orthodontist, for a complimentary initial examination to see what can be done to straighten your teeth. ...Read more