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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. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Erosive candidiasis: You may have erosive candidiasis. This is a yeast infection that eats away the small hairlike projections called papilla on the tongue. Another reason is geographic tongue. Which is benign. Please see an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist to rule out cancer and make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a rough patch on my tongue. But theres no white patch on it, just feels rough to the touch. Does it sound like leukoplakia or no? Im 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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