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Hello doctor.. can you please tell me how to differentiate between foliate papillitis and squamous cell carcinoma which occur in the same site?

Hello doctor.. can you please tell me how to differentiate between foliate papillitis and squamous cell carcinoma which occur in the same site?

FOLIATE PAPILLITIS+: FOLIATE PAPILLITIS OCCURS ON THE TONGUE AND IS BENIGN. IT IS INVOLVED WITH TASTE. SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS A DANGEROUS CANCER THAT OCCURS ON THE SKIN AND MUCOUS MEMBRANES, SUCH AS ON THE TONGUE. TO DIFFERENTIATE, A DOCTOR OR DENTIST CAN CUT OUT A SMALL PIECE AND SEND IT FOR ANALYSIS. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Lingual (Definition)

It is near the tongue. So a tooth surface that is on the tongue side is called lingual a surface. In ...Read more


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How much does lingual frenectomy cost?

How much does lingual frenectomy cost?

Variable: Cost for lingual frenectomy depends on the techniques involved, if soft tissue laser is utilized, your location and the experience of the dentist. Usually between 600-1000. ...Read more

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How painful is lingual frenulum cutting?

Numb: You should be numb during this procedure and feel no pain at all. Once the anesthetic wears off, plan on being sore anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks. Eveyone heals differently depending on your health and how the procedure is done. ...Read more

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Can sub-lingual tablets be taken orally?

Can sub-lingual tablets be taken orally?

Yes: Sub lingual tablets are considered oral medication. Sub lingual medications absorb faster if placed under the tongue. If you swallow it, it will still be absorbed but at a slower rate. ...Read more

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Who normally performs a lingual frenectomy?

DDS and DMD: The DDS and DMD practitioners (dentists) who normally perform frenectomy on patients of any age. ...Read more

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How will I look after my lingual frenectomy?

Frenectomy: You will look the same... Just wil be able to do more fun things with your tongue. ...Read more

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What can I do for inflamed lingual frenulum?

Avoid area: Avoid abraiding area. You may want to consider a frenectomy to avoid future problems. ...Read more

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What is the lingual frenectomy procedure like?

Frenulectomy: Hello. A lingual frenulectomy may be performed in a few different ways. Flaps can be developed to perform the procedure or just a simple clamp and snip of the membranous tissue with a sterile scissors. As your doctor to describe his/her technique and make sure you are comfortable that all your questions and concerns have been addressed before you sign consent. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if i can get a lingual frenectomy?

Ask your dentist: Anyone can get a lingual frenectomy. The more important question is do you need to have a lingual frenectomy? ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for lingual frenotomy?

What is the recovery time for lingual frenotomy?

1-2 weeks : If surgery is done with a laser, no sutures will be needed and recovery is easier. Most patients return to a normal diet within two weeks. The younger the patient, the quicker the recovery. Make sure to follow all post-op directions for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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