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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 more
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 more
Need to see a dentist, oral surgeon or maybe
an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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
Oral Surgeon: An oral surgeon is trained to diagnose tongue pathologies and have the expertise to biopsy and treat if necessary. Your general dentist can also diagnose but may still refer you to an oral surgeon to biopsy and provide a second opinion. ...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 more
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?
I have black hairy tongue plus 2 red wart like lesions back of tongue. E.N.T doctor claims I cant see anything how would you like to treat it.?
Tongue: Are you taking antibiotics? Bumps on tongue probably major salivary glands. Call your Adventist for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a wart on my tongue. I'm scared to death it is HPV and/or cancerous. What kind of doctor should I go to? There is a spot on the top of my tongue that has been bothering me for about a week now. I thought I had cut my tongue and that this was a l
Dermatologist!: Your dermatologist will be happy to remove the lesion and send it for biopsy all at one visit! Many dermatologists have same or next day appointments available. ...Read more
Left posterior side tongue red, swollen in distinct pattern, no ulcers, painful to swallow. Cant eat. -7lbs in 3 days Should I see a doctor? What kind?
What type of doctor should I see for evaluation of a sensitive cyst/lesion in mouth under tongue? Red/clear with a little white inside. & how urgent?
See your dentist.: The dentist is the appropriate doctor to evaluate oral lesions. If it is something new, then I would have it evaluated promptly. Good luck. ...Read more
If I am concerned about a possible tongue infection (candida?), do I see my regular internist, or see some other type of doctor? Thanks.
My tongue has a yellow film on it for 5 months now. The doctor gave me a medicine to treat a yeast infection but it didn't help. What else could it be?
Does it bother you?: What I mean is besides the fact that you have a yellow film does it bother you at all? If you're not having pain irritation burning or any other symptoms then forget about it. It is amazing how different people's tongues can look at various times. Frequently what you eat and drink can affect how your tongue looks. Acids can especially alter the tongues appearance. ...Read more
Some red spots on my tongue as swelling, so what type of medicines and doctor consult (dentist, ent etc) good for me. And also white layer build on?
The way you are describing the lesion I would think it's Thrush, a fungus infection,
Not only the treatment needed for it, the cause for it needs to be found. It's very unusual to have Thrush in Immunocompetent people, although stress, Diabetes and some medication could cause that.
You can see a Family Medicine doctor or an Internist. ...Read more
What type of doctor should I see for large, frequent cold sores. I'm also starting to get mouth sores & my tongue, inner cheeks & throat is sore?
Several: Any dentist, dental specialist, ent, internist, gp, etc, are educated it this problem. ...Read more
Roof of mouth so itchy, dizzy, very very sore throat, ears hurt, white spots on tongue and high temp. Worth a visit to the doctors or treat at home?
Go: Go see your GP. Take advantage of his/her intense training and many years of experience. ...Read more
My sister and I bumped heads and I got hit in the temple. Now it kind of hurts to chew or open my mouth really wide. Do I need to go and see a doctor?
Depends on how long: This depends on how long ago- it happened. That muscle near your temple is connected to your chewing mechanism. If it is bruised, it may take a few weeks for it to go away ...Read more
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