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What Kind Of Doctor Treats The Tongue
Three Choices: There are three primary doctors who can diagnose & treat conditions of the tongue: ear, nose and throat doctor, dentist, and/or oral surgeon. It's hard to know where to begin sometimes. Also, they may refer you back & forth between themselves if you have something unusual. But, you have to start somewhere, so pick the doctor who is most convenient. Generally, I would think, that's your dentist. ...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 type of doctor treats trigeminal neuralgia? Pain on right side of my tongue and awhile back right side of face.
A Medical Doctor: Pain from trigeminal neuralgia can result from more than one source. You need to find a physician who is very familiar with this disorder. Evaluation and treatment may require several different approaches before arriving at a satisfactory solution. I would suggest beginning with a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist first: This can be something simple or something difficult to diagnose. Your dentist can evaluate you and recommend some treatment alternatives. If necessary, he will refer you to a doctor to see if there are any systemic causes, such as vitamin deficiency or side effects of medication you may be taking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Please start with a phone call to your Primary doctor. Most likely he/she will have you come to the clinic.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
I have a very painful sore on my tongue... Why? What causes it? What can I do about it? What kind of doctor should I see?
1st see a Dentist: Sores can be caused by a number of things. Hot soup or simply just biting your own tongue. Or sometimes it is caused by an inflammatory response called an "apthous ulcer" which can be treated with topical steroids. Another possibility is a herpes ulcer caused by the herpes virus. Herpes you cannot simply "get rid of", Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a rx you can take to minimize the presence of the ulcerations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a sore tongue for over 3 years and it is worrisome as it hurts most of the time. WhT kind of Doctor should I see?
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