What is benign migratory glossitis?

Geographic tongue. Benign condition that is sometime sore. Foods like tomato flare it up. Tongue is has scattered irregular smooth reddish patches. Normally tongue is covered by bumps (papillae). In this condition, the papillae will atrophy (shrink) and cause irregular shaped smooth areas.The patches vary in size, shape and location- hence the name benign migratory glossitis (aka geographic tongue).

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What is geographic tongue or benign migratory glossitis?

Unknown. Geographic tongue is a benign condition where parts of the tongue swell and other parts become smooth, leading to a MAP like appearance. The cause is unknown. Read more...
Migratory glossitis. also called Geographic tongue. The exact cause of geographic tongue is unknown. It is a permanent benign condition. If you have geographical tongue do not rush to see a dentist, just switch to a toothpaste that does not contain Sodium Monolauryl Sulfate. Good luck. Read more...