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Rough tongue, what to do?

Rough tongue, what to do?

Check with dentist: Impossible to answer without an examination. This could be anything from an infection, a wound, swollen taste buds, a buildup of plaque, a buildup of nicotine stain, geographic tongue, cancer, or nothing serious. Have this examined by your dentist.

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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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How do I get rid of my rough tongue?

How do I get rid of my rough tongue?

You can't: It is the way your tongue has developed and there is no way to get rid of it without significant surgery. The healing would be very painful and it may not cure the problem.

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Tender gums, sensitive to pressure teeth, rough tongue, not really tasting much. Getting tired of this, please help.

Tender gums, sensitive to pressure teeth, rough tongue, not really tasting much. Getting tired of this, please help.

See a dentist: A really great place to start. They can give you advice on your current situation and help you to get healthy.

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Is the base of the tongue rough?

Yes: The tongue has taste buds or papillae that are used to sense sweet, sour, salt bitter and umami. The ones in the back or base of the tongue are called circumvallate or vallate papillae and are responsible for bitter.

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when I bit my cheek?

White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when I bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist.

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I have a white, rough area on my tongue that sometimes feels as if it was burned. The area has grown over the past few months.?

See an Oral Surgeon: You should see an oral surgeon to evaluate that area on your tongue. It might be something benign that does not need treatment or it might require a biopsy to determine exactly what it is. Even benign lesions can lead to more serious lesions and therefore warrants a definitive diagnosis as soon as possible.

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I have a rough patch on my tongue. But there's no white patch on it, just feels rough to the touch. Does it sound like leukoplakia or no? I'm only 25

Leukoplakia call DDS: Generally developed due to irritation from tobacco, rough teeth, fillings, or crowns rub against your tongue. Most patches improve on their own. However, a biopsy is always warranted. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed.

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Chances of developing oral cancer by age 25? Noticed a rough patch on my tongue But ive been told that cancer is extremely rare in 25 year olds

Chances of developing oral cancer by age 25? Noticed a rough patch on my tongue But ive been told that cancer is extremely rare in 25 year olds

You're right: It is rare. But never impossible. My previous advice still stands... have it examined. You want reassurance that your lesion is nothing to worry about, and that really can't be done over the internet. If it is there more than three weeks, have it examined by an oral surgeon.

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I just noticed a rough patch on my tongue that seems extra sensitive. Can this be oral cancer? I've smoked on and off for 8 years but im also only 25

See a dentist or OS: When there is rough patch on your tongue, you'd better take immediate measures to find out its reason. See your dentist for examination.

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I wrongly explained a question. I noticed a rough patch on my tongue but its not visible it just feels a bit rougher. No lesion. Can this be oral cancer?

I wrongly explained a question. I noticed a rough patch on my tongue but its not visible it just feels a bit rougher. No lesion. Can this be oral cancer?

Get It Checked: Some oral cancers and pre-cancers are difficult to see. They are especially hard to see in your own mouth. Your dentist will have better lighting and be able to examine your mouth. Don't hesitate. Most oral cancers can easily be treated, when detected early. They can be deadly, if left too long.

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Need advice as a heart diease outpatient? I suffer from gum diease and don't get help with my teeth as I have gum diease. My tongue is rough and fury

Need advice as a heart diease outpatient? I suffer from gum diease and don't get help with my teeth as I have gum diease. My tongue is rough and fury

Work with a dentist: Everyone knows that gum disease is a marker for heart conditions. Get your gums in order and other health conditions may improve. As you heal one part of your body, other parts will heal as well.

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Tongue feeling dry and rough?

Tongue feeling dry and rough?

Dry mouth: You may have dry mouth. This will allow the tongue to feel dry ; rough. Check with your md to see what medication you may be taking that can intensify this condition. Also see a dentist to check if you have decreased salivary flow.

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My tongue is rigid and rough looking, and every time someone sees it they always ask what's wrong with it?

My tongue is rigid and rough looking, and every time someone sees it they always ask what's wrong with it?

Nothing: Everyone is different and having a rough or fissured tongue is very common and can be quite normal. If you have any concern, see your dentist or oral surgeon who can confirm.

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Tongue hurts after touching rough surface of retainer wire. Will the rough surface smoothen? How can I stop the pain?

Tongue hurts after touching rough surface of retainer wire. Will the rough surface smoothen? How can I stop the pain?

Get it smoothed: It might after too long a period. Have the dentist that put it on should smooth it. It is quick, requires no anesthesia, and should cost nothing. In the mean time use soft ortho wax at the drug store.

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My tongue is really hard or rough! What should I do?, I am really afraid to french kiss someone because I'm afraid to hurt them!

Get MD Advice: You may have a vitamin deficiency such as b6. See your md for an evaluation. If not, or your tongue has always been this way, then you may just have a deeply grooved, furrowed tongue, which is a normal variation.

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Why does the surface of my tongue feel dry and rough? It is more in the middle and towards the back. The tip feels pretty much normal.

Why does the surface of my tongue feel dry and rough? It is more in the middle and towards the back. The tip feels pretty much normal.

Varied answers: The tongue of course has many different types of structure that make it up, and some parts can feel different then others. If you think you are having a problem, it is wise to have the tongue examined by a dentist to conclusively determine if every thing is typical or not.

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