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Causes Of Scalloped Tongue
What can cause slightly enlarged tongue with scalloping on edges? This is something I noticed about 2 weeks ago.
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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
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
Is a scalloped tongue serious? Indentations go away when I move my tongue around, etc, but am worried about this...
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.
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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Side of tongue has cracks and little red dots on it. The other side is fine, it also looks scalloped. 23\f.
Pain?: Any pain? Best to see an oral surgeon to assess. ...Read more
My wife and myself are presenting tongue Scalloping, should I be worried? This is a kind of transmited infection?
Just noticed irregular/scalloped bumps on back of tongue on sides - one side worse than other-they don't hurt or bleed - what could this be? Worried
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
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?
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
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
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.
I have a swollen tongue and scalloped on sides with a red bump about the size of a pea with white bump on top. Looks almost like a pimple. Any idea?
My tongue is scalloped and swollen (can't fully see the uvula); feels too big for the shape of my lower mouth; red dots on the tip and a pre-oral-thrush near back (or just white patches). Should I go see a doctor?
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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
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
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.
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!
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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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