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Is a scalloped tongue serious? Indentations go away when i move my tongue around, etc, but am worried about this...

Is a scalloped tongue serious?  Indentations go away when i move my tongue around, etc, but am worried about this...

Sleep bruxism: Scalloped tongue is a good indication that you clench or grind your teth during the night. It is also very common in patients with sleep apnea. Many times bruxism is part of a sleep disorder. ...Read more

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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 is the dental term for a scalloped tongue?

What is the dental term for a scalloped tongue?

Crenated: A scalloped tongue is also referred to as a crenated tongue in dental terminology. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should be seen for scalloped tongue and sores on the tongue?

What kind of doctor should be seen for scalloped tongue and sores on the tongue?

Primary or ENT: I would start with a primary care doctor. Ask if a referral to an ear nose and throat specialist is appropriate. It may be a normal tongue. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I got overbite teeth and lower teeth not align. I have now scallop tongue. Is it dangerous or not? Please help

I got overbite teeth and lower teeth not align. I have now scallop tongue. Is it dangerous or not? Please help

Dangerous, no: But malocclusion (bad bite) can make it harder to clean teeth. That, coupled with tooth malpositioned, can result in gum/bone damage and tooth loss. Why don't you see a tooth/jaw alignment specialist, an Orthodontist, for a complimentary initial examination to see what can be done to straighten your teeth. ...Read more

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My partener and myself are presenting the same symptoms of scalloping tongue , should I be worried? this is a kind of transmited infection? I had a blood test with all negative regarding any std, its not painful, there is no change of colour.

My partener and myself are presenting the same symptoms of scalloping tongue , should I be worried? this is a kind of transmited infection? I had a blood test with all negative regarding any std, its not painful, there is no change of colour.

Scalloping tongue: Scalloping tongue also known as crenated tongue results from tongue pressing against the teeth. It is not a disease. Crenated tongue is usually asymptomatic and harmless. It may also be seen with bruxism (grinding of teeth). No connect to STDs or STIs. ...Read more

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Can untreated chronic post nasal drip for well over a decade cause mouth issues, like tongue coating and dry mouth, scalloped tongue?

Can untreated chronic post nasal drip for well over a decade cause mouth issues, like tongue coating and dry mouth, scalloped tongue?

Yes: Yes, the chronic post nasal drip is likely causing you to be more of a mouth breather. This causes change in the quality and character of the saliva hence dry mouth, coated tongue, probably bad breath, etc. The scalloped or crenated tongue may be an indication of other health issues such as hypothyroidism ...Read more

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I've a sore throat and scalloped tongue that's a little sore? I've had scalloped tongue once before had full blood count was normal

I've a sore throat and scalloped tongue that's a little sore? I've had scalloped tongue once before had full blood count was normal

Scalloped tongues : In itself is nothing to be concerned about. It usually results from the tongue rubbing against the adjacent lower back teeth. If you have any other dental or medical symptoms or issues, i would suggest that you see a dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scalloped tongue with sore throat and bad smell?

See a doctor: This can represent dental abnormalities, sinus infection, mixed bacterial infections of the tonsils or related areas. You need to be examined, diagnosed and treated by a competent professional. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic separating ?

Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic  separating ?

Internet Diagnosis: Can't help you unfortunately. Even the best internet doctors and dentists can't replace one on one doctor\patient exams and evaluations. I have no idea what your ? Is nor what the doctors who already saw you found or said. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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My tongue has been scalloped it's not going away and it feels as if I cleaned my tongue to much, and the top of my tongue has a very thin white layer.

My tongue has been scalloped it's not going away and it feels as if I cleaned my tongue to much, and the top of my tongue has a very thin white layer.

Normal: very normal for lots of patients. the tongue = very resilient area & the white coating is mostly caused by debris, bacteria & dead cells getting lodged between the enlarged & sometimes inflamed papillae. Now if you are unable to remove the layer I would have it evaluated by a dentist. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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On the side of my tongue, there is some scalloping. There is a very small, flat, barely noticeable spot of discoloration: 3mm at most. Cancer?

On the side of my tongue, there is some scalloping. There is a very small, flat, barely noticeable spot of discoloration: 3mm at most. Cancer?

Tricky.: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. scalloping with discoloration would indeed be a presentation of precancerous / cancerous changes. These are RARE in young people. ANd, dental problems iwth chronic biting/irritation of the tongue MUCH more common. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, ...Read more

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My tongue swells every time i eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should i be concerned?

My tongue swells every time i eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should i be concerned?

Probably not.: Salt, spices and acids such as citrus fruits can cause the tongue to swell. As long as it is mild swelling and not making breathing a problem, you probably have nothing to worry about. You may wish to avoid too much salt so the problem won't occur often. ...Read more

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I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

Dentist & physician: See an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for a consultation. There may or may not also be medical considerations complicating matters, so you may have to see a physician as well. There are medications to treat this. ...Read more

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