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Unusually Smooth Tongue Surface
Several causes: The technical term is atrophic glossitis or bald tongue. It is caused by the absence of papilla which are the small bumps that cover the tongue. Diabetes, anemia, celiac disease and certain nutritional deficiencies are common causes as are anti-cancer drugs. It can also be caused by an inherited nerve disorder called riley-day syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No papilla: No papilla no tongue. Abnormal. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more
What is normal?: Tongues have various types of taste buds scattered about which change the architecture. If you have concerns about yours, perhaps visit a dentist and get a consultation b. ...Read more
I have a smooth tongue at the back but, its green and pappillae are present at the front. At the smooth patch there is also small bumbs?
Green tongue: As with any pathology or deviation from the normal, i suggest that you have your tongue evaluated by an oral maxillofacial surgeon or by an oral pathologist. You did not mention whether you had pain, but if so, i urge you to not delay for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have unusually smooth, overly grown bumps on my tongue and I've had it ever since I was little can you help me?
17 old i smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isnt smooth and white points i have quit. mouth cancer?
The roof of my mouth feels unusually smooth, ihave a sore throat and ive been having headaches. Im curious as to what my sickness is. Sick for 2 days.
Diagnosis: A proper diagnosis cannot be done over the internet . This requires a medical history and at least a clinical exam, not to mention possible diagnostic tests. ...Read more
Variant of normal: It's not uncommon to have these bald or smooth areas on your tongue. It may be in one spot or several and may even vary from time to time. One such condition is called geographic tongue. It is completely benign and nothing to be concerned about. These areas lack the normal papillae of the tongue. It's always best to have a dentist take a look just to be sure. ...Read more
Red Smooth Patch: My best guess would be something called geographic tongue. I said a "guess". While you could "google" it and see if the adjacent photo looks like what you have, we can't diagnose these things over the internet (nor should you!). If you are smart, you will visit your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. Then your own dentist can discuss whatever you need to know about your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer