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What kind of doctor treats the tongue?

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 (Definition)

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 kind of doctor treats tongue sore?

What kind of doctor treats tongue sore?

Dentist: You can see your dentist for a sore on your tongue. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats bumps on the tongue?

What kind of doctor treats bumps on the tongue?

Dentist: More specifically, an oral surgeon can give you an opinion, if you don't want to see your general dentist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

Several: Several physicians are involved in the care of patients with tongue cancer. An ear, nose, and throat physician (otolaryngologist); radiation oncologist; and medical oncologist may all be involved at some point during diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats the tongue?

Tongue doctor?: Several doctors can assist you: your physician, your dentist, a local oral surgeon, or an otolaryngologist (ENT) physician specialist. I would start with your dentist. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor treats tongue cancer?

Which type of doctor treats tongue cancer?

Oral Surgeon: This is usually treated by an oral surgeon and other doctors if any post surgical treatments are needed. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats trigeminal neuralgia? Pain on right side of my tongue and awhile back right side of face.

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

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What type of doctor or dentist do you recommend to treat burning mouth syndrome?

What type of doctor or dentist do you recommend to treat burning mouth syndrome?

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

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What kind of doctor specializes in tongue problems?

Tongue doctor?: Need to see a dentist, oral surgeon or maybe
an ENT doctor. ...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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What kind of doctor sees somebody for tongue cancer?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for tongue cancer?

ENT, and others: Many types of doctors may need to be involved. An otolaryngologist, radiation therapist and a medical oncologist may all be needed depending in the stage of the tongue cancer. ...Read more

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What type of doctor removes growth from tongue?

Oral surgeon: A dentist who has received additional specialty training and is a practicing oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need for a new bump on my tongue?

What kind of doctor do I need for a new bump on my tongue?

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

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What kind of doc do I need to see if I think I have HPV warts on tongue?

What kind of doc do I need to see if I think I have HPV warts on tongue?

An ENT: Usually hpv warts are not on the tongue. They like the soft palate, uvula and tonsils. An ENT doctor can check you and clear you. ...Read more

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I found a black spot on center of my tongue. What type of doctor should I go see?

I found a black spot on center of my tongue. What type of doctor should I go see?

Black spot: 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

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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

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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?

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?

PCP or ENT: I would start with your primary care doctor and have him/her examine you. This could be infection or inflammation in your mouth/tongue and could be treated with anti-inflammatory meds and perhaps antibiotics. If this is more serious your PCP will direct you to ENT. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Thrush?: 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

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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?

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