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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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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.

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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

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My partener and myself are presenting the same symptoms of scalloping tongue, should I be worried? This is a kind of transmited infection? I had a blood test with all negative regarding any std, its not painful, there is no change of colour.

My partener and myself are presenting the same symptoms of scalloping tongue, should I be worried? This is a kind of transmited infection? I had a blood test with all negative regarding any std, its not painful, there is no change of colour.

Scalloping tongue: Scalloping tongue also known as crenated tongue results from tongue pressing against the teeth. It is not a disease. Crenated tongue is usually asymptomatic and harmless. It may also be seen with bruxism (grinding of teeth). No connection to STDs or STIs. ...Read more

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I've a sore throat and scalloped tongue that's a little sore? I've had scalloped tongue once before had full blood count was normal

I've a sore throat and scalloped tongue that's a little sore? I've had scalloped tongue once before had full blood count was normal

Scalloped tongues: In itself is nothing to be concerned about. It usually results from the tongue rubbing against the adjacent lower back teeth. If you have any other dental or medical symptoms or issues, I would suggest that you see a dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a scalloped tongue, feeling of cotton mouth, and decreased taste. I just ended azithromycin a week ago, along with Diflucan 4 days ago. Is this a concern? No white patches but a small coating on tongue/discolored.

I have a scalloped tongue, feeling of cotton mouth, and decreased taste. I just ended azithromycin a week ago, along with Diflucan 4 days ago. Is this a concern? No white patches but a small coating on tongue/discolored.

These: Symptoms/signs are common after the use of a broad spectrum antibiotic...If the thrush is treated with antifungals you might try eating some yogurt to help "replace" the normal PH and bacteria in your mouth and on your tongue (a tongue brush may be helpful) Finally your DENTIST may have some advice!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scalloped tongue with sore throat and bad smell?

See a doctor: This can represent dental abnormalities, sinus infection, mixed bacterial infections of the tonsils or related areas. You need to be examined, diagnosed and treated by a competent professional. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning. Plastitic separating?

Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning. Plastitic separating?

Internet Diagnosis: Can't help you unfortunately. Even the best internet doctors and dentists can't replace one on one doctor\patient exams and evaluations. I have no idea what your? Is nor what the doctors who already saw you found or said. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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I feel like my tongue is thickening. What causes this?

I feel like my tongue is thickening. What causes this?

Thickening tongue: Is it sudden? Are you drooling, having difficulty speaking or swallowing? Could be allergic reaction to food or other material, take a benedryl (if not allergic to it) and seek medical attention immediately in ER.

Long term thickening can be due to acromegaly, thyroid disease, amylodosis. See a doctor ...Read more

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What causes white tongue?

Many things: Many things can contribute to a white coating on the tongue. We frequently see this with nasal conditions that cause one to breath through the mouth. Other common causes include thrush and geographic tongue. Consider using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. You should see you doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes tongue thrust?

What causes tongue thrust?

Tongue thrust: Many times this condition is caused by being tongue tied (the frenulum anchors the tongue to tightly to the floor of the mouth). The tongue can not reach the roof of the mouth (proper swollowing position) so the tongue thrusts forward durring swollowing. A simple frenectomy will usually cure this condition. ...Read more

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What causes geographic tongue?

Unknown: Geographic tongue is a benign condition where parts of the tongue swell and other parts become smooth, leading to a MAP like appearance. The cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What causes a white furry tongue?

White Furry Tongue: A white furry tongue could be many things. It could be a yeast infection? It could be a precursor to something more severe. Go see your Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or ENT (ear, nose, and Throat) Doctor. The solution could be something as simple as a tongue scraper, a mouth wash, or a medication. Do not ignore this. ...Read more

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What can cause geographic tongue?

Normal: It's also called migratory glossitis. It has a slight female predilection. There are two types of structures on the tongue. Filliform and fungiform papillae. The former tend to wear away faster than the later. There is no worry about 1-2% of the population have it. Not a contagious condition and no treatment is necessary. That's the quick answer. Don't worry about it as there is no treatment. ...Read more

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What causes grooves in the tongue?

Geographic tongue: Geographic tongue, an inflammatory condition of the tongue affecting approximately 2% of the population, is characterized by discolored regions of taste buds or sometimes even cracks in the surface of the tongue. The condition is usually chronic, and frequently manifests after eating any of a range of exacerbating foods, or during times of stress, illness, or hormonal surges (particularly in women. ...Read more

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What are tongue diseases caused by?

Many things.: Tongue diseases include infections such as black hairy tongue, cancers of the tongue, developmental problems such as bifid tongue and so on. ...Read more

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What causes tongue pain on one side?

What causes tongue pain on one side?

Trauma or ulcers...: Most common causes or unilateral pain "on" the tongue are trauma from burn, bites, cuts, or dentistry, or ulcer--aphthous, or herpetic. Most commonly it is one sided. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a white tongue?

Several: Certain foods can cause a whitish appearance of the tongue as well as certain medications such as antibiotics. Another possibility is the presence of a geographic tongue where you may have white patterns appear. Smoking is also a very common cause. ...Read more

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What causes furry tongue in the morning?

What causes furry tongue in the morning?

Hairy tongue: See the following website for some good information on hairy tongue and its causes: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Possible causes for dry/bumps on tongue?

Possible causes for dry/bumps on tongue?

Dry tongue from?: Mouth breathing? Dehydration? Some medications? Some medical conditions? See your dentist and physician for a check-up and e-valuation. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause white fuzzy tongue?

Can dehydration cause white fuzzy tongue?

Maybe: Dehydration may decrease your salivary flow, which is a natural protector of oral tissue. ...Read more

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What can cause tiny white bumps on tongue?

What can cause tiny white bumps on tongue?

May be normal: If these bumps are new, and you have been taking antibiotics it could be a yeast infection called thrush, which is easily treated. If they are long standing, don't hurt and aren't changing, it may just be normal prominent papillae (taste buds). It doesn't sound like anything serious, but if you're not sure check with your doctor ...Read more

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What can cause breaking out on the tongue?

What can cause breaking out on the tongue?

Many things: Oral lesions of the tongue can caused by different things: oral thrush is from a yeast infection which presents as white covering of the tongue; herpes and other viruses. The most common problem is apthus ulcers (canker sores) occurs for one or multiple reasons (stress, harmones, infections, etcs) there are different formulations of mouthwashes that can be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dry yellowish tongue?

Yellow tongue: This is likely elongated papilla or taste buds that have not broken off and sloughed like they should normally. Eat a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables. If that does not work then you can brush the tongue with your toothbrush or get a tongue rake to break them off. You can get this at the pharmacy. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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What causes bumps to appear on your tongue?

Normal: Normally the surface of your tongue is covered with papillae. About 2/3 of the way back there are other shaped structures back there. Sometimes areas drop down and you see areas with smooth borders which looked to doctors like a map - hence the term geographic tongue. ...Read more

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Can reflux be a cause of tongue enlargement?

Not likely.: Have your doctor investigate other causes of tongue enlargement. ...Read more

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What causes funny feeling under your tongue?

Sorry - funny: Feeling needs more description. It is too vague perhaps best to see a dentist so he can evaluate and diagnose and treat if necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is geographic tongue and what causes it?

Lesions on tongue: Geographic tongue is a marvelous, descriptive name for one of the most common medical conditions of the tongue. It looks like several large, red, slightly depressed, unusually smooth patches on the surface of the tongue. Often the red areas are bordered with distinct white bands. The sharp borders of these irregularly shaped lesions give the surface of the tongue the appearance of a map. ...Read more