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What causes lingual tonsil hypertrophy?

What causes lingual tonsil hypertrophy?

Usually acid reflux: Most often it is due to acid reflux. The lingual tonsils can become swollen due to reaction to infection as well as allergic reactions. ...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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White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "candidiasis, " or what you might call "thrush." that's not something that easily goes away by itself. You should see a dentist & get some medication. More importantly, your dentist needs to rule out other problems which are potentially dangerous. Get help. ...Read more

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What are swollen lingual tonsils?

What are swollen lingual tonsils?

Tongue lymph tissue : Tonsils are lymph tissue generally & part of the lymphatic system of the immune system. Swollen lingual tonsils, at the base of the tongue, may indicate some type of allergic or immune issue. Keep a diary: food, drinks & toothpaste (flavors) could trigger an immune response. Gastric reflux or sinus drainage could affect this lymph tissue also. Sleep breathing problems could be involved. ...Read more

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Can lingual frenectomy correct a tied tongue?

Can lingual frenectomy correct a tied tongue?

Yes: An oral surgeon, periodontist, and a general dentist all can perform a frenectomy. If you go to a clinician that has a laser, the healing of the frenectomy is much quicker. Ask your clinician as to whether they have a soft tissue laser with which they can perform this procedure. ...Read more

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Is an irritated lingual tonsil painful?

Yes: This can be very painful and cause problems with speaking and swallowing. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What could cause inflamed lingual tonsils?

What could cause inflamed lingual tonsils?

Infection/irritation: Most likely causes are infection or an irritation. See your physician or an ENT for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the lingual frenulum?

Salivary ducts: You may be looking at the opening of the two of the four major salivary glands. ...Read more

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Can a sharp wisdom tooth cause lingual tonsil irritation?

No, it would not: A sharp tooth would irritate the lateral border of the tongue, which could possibly feel like it is coming from the tonsil area. ...Read more

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What is geographic tongue or benign migratory glossitis?

What is geographic tongue or benign migratory glossitis?

Migratory glossitis: also called Geographic tongue. The exact cause of geographic tongue is unknown. It is a permanent benign condition. If you have geographical tongue do not rush to see a dentist, just switch to a toothpaste that does not contain Sodium Monolauryl Sulfate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taste buds back of tongue normally large?

large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top are the ones that sense bitter foods/things but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does circumvallate papillae causes cancer?

Does circumvallate papillae causes cancer?

No: Their presence is normal - these taste- bud containing papillae are part of normal anatomy of the tongue. They may become inflamed usually due to viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Irritation: Mechanical irritation by hard, sharp foods, floss incident, any number of reasons could cause frenal inflammation. If calculus (tartar) build up is severe that may be cause as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is the difference between oral lichen planus of the tongue and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?

Expert opinions? Which is the difference between oral lichen planus of the tongue and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?

Hairy Leukoplakia: Is caused by the epstein barr virus and is seen in people with hiv. It is a variant of leukoplakia. Lp has no cure and is poorly understood. It may resolve on its own and the cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Which is the difference between oral lichen planus and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?

Huge difference!: Lichen planus is a submucosal inflammatory lesion usually found on the cheeks. Sometimes ulcers can develop, but this represents little more than an irritating rash. Oral hairy leukoplakia is an opportunistic infection by epstein barr virus. This can be linked to steroid use, hiv, or any other condition causing a reduced immune response. ...Read more

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