Top
10
Doctor insights on: Fissured Tongue

Share
1

1
What's fissured tongue?

What's fissured tongue?

Fissured Tongue: A fissured tongue is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves or fissures in the dorsum (top) part of the tongue. Although these grooves may look unsightly, this condition is almost always painless and benign. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


2

2
Is a fissured tongue a turn-off?

Who's going to see?: I don't think it would be noticeable, unless you're trying to pick up your doctor or dentist. Who knows, the texture might be a turn on! ...Read more

3

3
Could you pierce a fissured tongue?

Yes: Yes, a fissured tongue is a deeply grooved tongue, but not usually painful or pathological. Piercing should be no problem. ...Read more

4

4
Does a fissured tongue get worse over the years?

Does a fissured tongue get worse over the years?

Not necessarily: Fissures in the tongue are quite normal. Just make sure that you clean your tongue regularly. ...Read more

5

5
What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

None: A fissured tongue is a variation of normal and is neither of concern nor requires treatment (of which there is none anyway). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can there be any famous people with fissured tongues?

Probably: There are many famous people that have a large variety of physical abnormalities. However they have decided to not let any of those abnormalities keep them from their goal in life. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Please help! what is the difference between geographical and fissured tongue?

Different: Geographic tongue, or glossitis, is when you have red or light patches that seem to change location on the tongue. It is thought that a deficiency of vitamin b can contribute, but there is no known cause. It is common and harmless. Fissured tongue is also harmless and shows up as deep cracks between the papilla. Sometimes geographic tongue may accompany fissured tongue. ...Read more

9

9
In fissured tongue do the cracks stay there or move around?

They don't move: Fissured tongue (also known as 'scrotal tongue, ' 'lingua plicata, ' 'plicated tongue, ' and 'furrowed tongue' is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves (fissures) in the dorsum of the tongue. Although these grooves may look unsettling, the condition is usually painless. Some individuals may complain of an associated burning sensation however it is benign. ...Read more

10

10
Does geographic tongue usually turn into a fissured tongue?

No: While both situations involve the tongue, they do not appear to be related. Fissured tongue is an anatomic variant. Geographic tongue involves desquamation or surface sloughing of the top layer of the tongue. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer