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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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