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What Is The Best Treatment For Smooth Tongue
No papilla: No papilla no tongue. Abnormal. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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
I woke up with a swollen uvula. It is very large. I can feel it when i move my tongue. What is the best treatment for reducing swelling? Nsaid? Antihi
Ice, time: You get a swollen uvula like you described from severe snoring and probable obstructive sleep apnea. The severity of your snoring causes trauma to the uvula which causes it to swell. I strongly recommend that you see an ENT dr for an evaluation and probable sleep study with consideration of cpap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See this website: http://www.tonguechewing.com/ chirodontics acumpuncture, still point technique, orofacial myofunctional therapies are all listed here. It is an informational site...Check it out. ...Read more
Whenever i talk to someone a lot of saliva starts to accumulate at my tongue and at the tip of the tongue. It irritates me a lot while speaking because i can't speak and pronounce the words properly. Kindly tell me what's the best treatment?
No treatment: Producing a lot of saliva is a good thing so i would not recommend to reduce your saliva production. Try to speak slower so that when you feel it accumulating you can easily swallow. If you're having trouble pronouncing words or speaking in general you may want to consult a speech pathologist. They might have better exercises you can follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on what itis: It really depends on what it is. Usually the ordinary sores, such as aphthous ulcer or canker sores resolve on their own within 7-10 days. If the ulcers last longer, they definitely need evaluation, especially if they are under the tongue. Some ulcers may even need biopsy. See an oral surgeon for the evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 13 months old boy, has two mouth ulcers on the tip of his tongue. What's the best treatment for it?
Cause?: I would be more concerned with the cause than the treatment at first. If it is a bite, no worries...It'll go away. If its more of a viral lesion such as a fever blister, then there are medications (antivirals) that can be used to treat. I hesitate to put a small child like this on antivirals, so it becomes a question of the frequency and severity of the lesions. See your dentist/doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: It could be nothing, or it could be something bad. A dentist will be able to tell you which. ...Read more
Depends: Mouth "ulcers" is a very nonspecific term and have numerous causes- ie, bacterial hormonal, viral, yeast, inflammatory, autoimmune, neoplastic causes. Salt water or baking soda rinses may ease the pain but any ulceration that stays more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a medical or dental professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May need lightening: agent but need to see dermatologist for confirmation and topcials ...Read more
I have discoloration around my mouth and sides of my face, I had it for a long time. What is the best treatment to get rid of it?
Depends on cause: Depends on what the discoloration means. Some medicines can cause skin changes. For some people, darker or lighter skin in certain areas is normal. In these cases, there are no really effective medications to help. Laser may be helpful. If the discoloration is the result of an infection (fungus) you will need medicine. Dry skin can also result in discoloration. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for burning mouth syndrome? What tests should I have done? What kind of doctor should I see? I'm desperate for relief.
Find the cause first: If you have several mouth ulcers at once you may want to see a dentist to determine if there is a cause that can be determined such as a food, drug, or toothpaste allergy. If no cause is evident then the ulcers are most likely caused by an autoimmune response to stress or specific foods and can be treated with topical steroids. These will also get better on their own within a week or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cannot open my mouth more than thumbs width. It's been like this for about a week. What is the best course of treatment to regain full use of my mouth?
Splint therapy: See an orthodontist who is proficient in TMJ problems. A splint is probably warranted along with range of motion exercises. Moist heat to the area in front of the ears will help loosen the tissues as well. It sounds like the disc has been dislocated and is swollen preventing you from translating your condyles. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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