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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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What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae?

What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae?

Not much: I look at peoples mouths and tongues all day long and I've seen all types of tongues with all types of papilla. There is a huge variety of what is normal and as long as the tongue is not painful or in other ways bothering you there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae and no other symptoms?

What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae and no other symptoms?

Probably nothing: Certain papillae of the tongue are normally larger than others, in particular the circumvallate papillae in the back of the tongue. If there are no taste disorders or other abnormalities its more than likely a normal variant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae with no other symptoms?

Can you tell me what can it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae with no other symptoms?

You are normal: Be thankful. It sounds normal to me. Have it looked at and evaluated just to be sure or if you have any other questions. ...Read more

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How long does a burned tongue need to regrow its lost lingual papillae?

How long does a burned tongue need to regrow its lost lingual papillae?

14 - 21 days: Complete regeneration of lingual papillae and taste
buds is obtained within 14-21 days. ...Read more

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Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back. Left side fine. What would cause this?

Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back. Left side fine. What would cause this?

Pain: From trauma, burn, neurologic disorder, GERD, infection, and a host of other possibilities. Please see an Oral Surgeon or an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Foliate papillae that is on the side of the tongue. I have one that is dark redish black pretty far back on one side. Did not bite it or change diet.?

Foliate papillae that is on the side of the tongue. I have one that is dark redish black pretty far back on one side. Did not bite it or change diet.?

Tricky to say: Wihtout seeing it, it's pretty tricky. One of the pappilae being different from the others is a bit unusual. Discoloration of the tongue from food or post-nasal drip isn't that unusual. Tumor, small burn or food reaction.... ...Read more

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Why does tongue papilla get inflammed?

Why does tongue papilla get inflammed?

Dry mouth, allergies: Tongue papilla require moistness for proper function. If you suffer from dry mouth, do not drink enough water, or have had an allergic reaction to food, the papillae will enlarge. Make sure to stay hydrated, use a dry mouth mouthwash like biotene twice daily after brushing, and if it persists, see a dentist to make sure it is simply inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of papillae in the tongue?

What is the most common type of papillae in the tongue?

Filiform: Tongue has three different papillae:
Fungiform
Filiform
Circumvallate
Filiform Papillae are the most common type. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the four different types of papillae found on the surface of the tongue?

Can you tell me the four different types of papillae found on the surface of the tongue?

Papillae: Filiform, circumvallate, fungiform and foliage are the 4 different types of papillae. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of sudden enlarging of the papillae on the back of the tongue?

Probably normal: Everyone has 10-14 large papillae (circumvallate papillae) on the far back of the tongue. They can be hard to see, and when first noticed it is easy to believe they have just appeared or enlarged. Google "circumvallate papillae photos" and compare with what you have noticed. If that's not it or if in doubt, ask your doc or or dentist. Almost certainly this is nothing serious or harmful. ...Read more

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Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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When will circumvallate papillae on the tongue go away?

When will circumvallate papillae on the tongue go away?

Never: They are your taste buds. If they are inflamed or painful, please see your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Lumps in front of tongue, looks like enlarged papillae or fungiform. Not painful. I didn't notice it before. What is it?

Lumps in front of tongue, looks like enlarged papillae or fungiform. Not painful. I didn't notice it before. What is it?

Tongue mass: I assume you mean underneath the tongue, which is where the salivary glands drain on each side. Occasionally they might swell, but a small papillary swelling is normal. Is it symmetrical, without redness?
On a 3 yr. Old child perhaps related to some new food exposure. ...Read more

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Inflamed circumvallate or foliate Papillae that never went away near tongue? What does this mean? It does not bother me at all.

Inflamed circumvallate or foliate Papillae that never went away near tongue? What does this mean? It does not bother me at all.

Papilla: Those papilla are on the tongue itself and can be irritated by different stimuli. Monitor if no bother or see a dentist to evaluate cause and treatment ...Read more

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Papillae at end of tongue are raised and feel irritated by end of day. In morning they have shrunk some. Taste is off. Possible cause?

Too many: Too many possible causes of irritation of the tongue to list here. Diet changes, ingestion of caustic materials, poor dental hygiene, viral illnesses, medications are some of the causes. ...Read more

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Hi Docs, I feel something on my tongue, it's like fluted papillae buds on my tongue became larger, I can see them in the mirror. I have cold, help pls?

Hairy tongue: Taste buds on the tongue sit on raised protrusions of the tongue surface called papillae. Various conditions can interfere with the normal shedding of tongue cells and cause the papillae to get longer and look hairy. Can appear whitish or can be stained yellow, brown or black
from drinking coffee, tea, coke etc. To read more about this
enter just bit. Ly/1ERevLa in the search box. ...Read more

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I'm a 29 yo woman. Never smoked. What do you think about my white papilla in my tongue? You can see it in my files. It don't hurt. Thanks

I'm a 29 yo woman. Never smoked. What do you think about my white papilla in my tongue? You can see it in my files. It don't hurt. Thanks

Possible yeast: Maybe a yeast infection (thrush, candida) and could improve with a one time Diflucan (fluconazole) tablet (prescription). If is goes away after that, the diagnosis is confirmed, and then it will be important to investigate why are you having yeast infections in your mouth; immune system deficiency, undiagnosed diabetes?
Please have a check up. ...Read more

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Papillae in front of tongue have been sore and inflamed off and on. Cause?

WheresThatTongueBeen: The tongue is a very sensitive organ (as I'm sure you discovered on one of your past dates).The papillae are composed of taste buds, some lymphatic tissue and lots of nerves. The tongue can also be sensitive to certain foods and other irritants and may also be a sign of illness elsewhere. So first survey your diet and stop eating what may cause the pain; medications/ herbs? There's an answer in there ...Read more

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Circumvallate papillae on the tongue right side large as peas its normal or not?

Infection: Circumvallet papilla are larger than other papillas but they should all be the same size. You may have an infection. If there is pain, swelling, fever then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is the foliate papillae on both sides of tongue and is everyone's different because mines are red small bumps?

Fungiform are pink: They are located on the front two-thirds of the tongue on both sides. They look a bit like a small mushrooms and red-pink in color. Respectfully. ...Read more

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I have small white bumps on my tongue. One on the tip causes pain. Been going off and on for a month. Inflamed papillae or warts?

TONGUE BUMPS: THESE BUMPS SOUND LIKE INFLAMED PAPILLAE.
A PHOTO WOULD HELP.
GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE COMES TO MIND
IS YOUR MOUTH DRY?
A FEW CONDITIONS THAT MAY TRIGGER THIS ARE A YEAST INFECTION, ANEMIA, AND A FEW OTHERS.
DO SEE YOUR DOCTOR IF THEY PERSIST ...Read more