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Tongue ulcers should I see a regular doctor or my dentist?
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tongue Ulcers
Agree with dr. Press.
Also, keep in mind that a persistant ulceration on the tongue, particularly in the presence of risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, may need a more extensive exam and potentially a biopsy to rule out a more concerning underlying process (ie cancer). Don't delay too long in getting an evaluation. All the best to you! dr. P.

In brief: Tongue Ulcers
Agree with dr. Press.
Also, keep in mind that a persistant ulceration on the tongue, particularly in the presence of risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, may need a more extensive exam and potentially a biopsy to rule out a more concerning underlying process (ie cancer). Don't delay too long in getting an evaluation. All the best to you! dr. P.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Either is OK...
But i would probably start with a physician, especially if your teeth are in good repair and the ulcers are recurrent.
If your teeth are not in good repair, a dentist is a good first step.

In brief: Either is OK...
But i would probably start with a physician, especially if your teeth are in good repair and the ulcers are recurrent.
If your teeth are not in good repair, a dentist is a good first step.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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