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Why can smoking cause tongue disease?

Why can smoking cause tongue disease?

It's a poison: The chemicals in cigarette smoke cause alterations in cellular dna and can eventually lead to cancer. ...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 is blue tongue disease?

What is blue tongue disease?

Possible condition: Oral literature doesn't describe a condition with such name. Nevertheless, the tongue can show bluish or reddish in different types of diseases. In an adult like you, it could be inflammation of the blood vessels on ventral area of tongue (varicosities) due to lose of elasticity of blood vessels, showing blue through the mucosa due to venous blood irrigation. ...Read more

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What's strawberry tongue disease ?

What's strawberry tongue disease ?

Not a disease: It is not a disease but rather a symptom of something else going on. It is commonly seen in scarlet fever, vitamin deficiencies, kawasaki syndrome and toxic shock syndrome. ...Read more

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Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry and not sure what I have.

Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry  and not sure what I have.

Yes and no: Fissured tongue really isnt a disease. It's just a characteristic that some people have. For an example, i've included a photo of fissured tongue. There are differing degrees as well, some more or less pronounced. If there is a concern that you have some sort of pathology, see a dentist for a professional opinion. ...Read more

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What are tongue diseases caused by?

What are tongue diseases caused by?

Many things.: Tongue diseases include infections such as black hairy tongue, cancers of the tongue, developmental problems such as bifid tongue and so on. ...Read more

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What disease make tongue taste bitter?

What disease make tongue taste bitter?

Several causes: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, metabolic diseases, hormonal and some medications can cause this. See your doctor for an evaluation and answer to your question. ...Read more

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Crohn's disease - is it common for someone to have a fissured tongue?

Crohn's disease - is it common for someone to have a fissured tongue?

Uncommon: Oral manifestations of Crohn's disease are less common than intestinal manifestations. However anywhere in the lips, mouth, tongue, or back of the throat can be affected. If you truly have oral manifestations of Crohn's I would make certain you are on strong enough medication for your disease. Some of the oral manifestations can cause serious infections or even disfigurement. ...Read more

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Could there be a disease where you can get white spots on your tongue?

Difficult to : Guess a diagnosis over the internet. Would recommend an examination by your physician or dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have had Crohn's disease for a few years but have recently developed a fissured tongue.. it is really painful.. is this because of the crohn's?

I have had Crohn's disease for a few years but have recently developed a fissured tongue.. it is really painful.. is this because of the crohn's?

Maybe: Crohn's disease can involve the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. In the mouth, it can cause ulcers, fissures, plaques, erythema and other lesions. In addition, malnutrition or deficiency of micronutrients (minerals, vitamins, etc) can cause lesions in the mouth (fissures, inflammation, etc). Both these conditions should be evaluated by your MD. ...Read more

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What are common tongue diseases in adults?

What are common tongue diseases in adults?

Mostly Benign: Most tongue afflictions are benign. However, the one that is most destructive, of course is cancer. Make sure your dentist or hygienist does an oral cancer exam every time you get your teeth cleaned. ...Read more

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Tongue splitting offter any oral diseases coming ?

Digestive issues: If what you are talking about is a fissured tongue, then it is benign. However, it can indicate digestive problems. ...Read more

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Tongue splitting, will that make me more prone to any oral diseases?

Tongue splitting, will that make me more prone to any oral diseases?

Not really: It could make it more difficult to clean with bad breath being the major problem. The surgery may become infected and also cause numbness. Reversal may be difficult if you change your mind. ...Read more

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The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.

The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.

It is normal: There is nothing for you to worry about. This is normal anatomical structure. This is due to differences in the vascular anatomical structure. If concerned, see your dentist for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) thank you very much.

Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? 
Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) 
thank you very much.

=Injury: Trauma means injury. It can be emotional or in this case physical. Trauma to the tongue could be from accidentally biting it, having it irritated from a sharp or broken tooth, or perhaps even from a habit of running your tongue over your teeth repeatedly. Other examples are chemical burns or burns from hot food or remember that movie when that kid got his tongue stuck on a frozen pole outside? ...Read more

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What kind of disease/condition causes involuntary tongue protrusion?

Habit or : It could be a habit you developed over time. If this is the case, a dentist can make an appliance to try to stop the habit. It could also be a neurological problem so for this i would recommend a neurologist and i would probably start there and rule out the medical end of things. Don't wait too long. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a ranula (tongue cyst) surgically removed last week (pics). now 5 more are back! do I have a disease?

What to do if I had a ranula (tongue cyst) surgically removed last week (pics). now 5 more are back! do I have a disease?

No!: No, there are a couple of possibilities. Sometimes when a ranula or cyst is removed, an adjacent salivary gland duct is traumatized and obstructed by the surgery in the adjacent area. In that case, it may not drain properly; the gland produces saliva and you will form a new cyst in the location of the previous surgery. It is unpredictable and hard to avoid, but is a possibility . ...Read more

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What is teatment for jerk? I shake my head when ever i was in tensed sometimes i bite my tongue...Im feeling afraid about this.Is this serious disease

Maybe: Sudden jerking and biting of the tongue can be from an underlying or untreated seizure condition. I urge you to seek help from a neurologist who can determine what condition is creating these symptoms. Don't be afraid, take courage to find out what it is and how it could be helped. Best regards! ...Read more

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Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

Not directly: They is some evidence that shows damage to parts of the brain resulting from the disease causing swallowing difficulty but not necessarily from hypertrophy of the tongue. ...Read more

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