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What Kind Of Doctor Treats Tongue Problems
Need to see a dentist, oral surgeon or maybe
an ENT doctor. ...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
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
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
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
Brush your tongue: Use a soft brush and/or a tongue scraper to clean your tongue. ...Read more
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