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My tongue has felt numb for 3-4 wks. Looked at it close today and some buds seem swollen and some missing. Areas red too? What is that?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Geographic Tongue?

Without actually examining you, we can only guess as to exactly what you have.
However, one possibility is something called geographic tongue. As this is only a guess and not a definitive diagnosis, it warrants you actually seeing a dentist to giving you an accurate diagnosis, as there are many other conditions that it might be, some of them requiring treatment. Numbness is a concern.

In brief: Geographic Tongue?

Without actually examining you, we can only guess as to exactly what you have.
However, one possibility is something called geographic tongue. As this is only a guess and not a definitive diagnosis, it warrants you actually seeing a dentist to giving you an accurate diagnosis, as there are many other conditions that it might be, some of them requiring treatment. Numbness is a concern.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Diagnosis

It sounds like it is time to have someone look at it and run some tests to give you a diagnosis.
An oral surgeon, dentist, or oral medicine specialist should be able to help you.

In brief: Diagnosis

It sounds like it is time to have someone look at it and run some tests to give you a diagnosis.
An oral surgeon, dentist, or oral medicine specialist should be able to help you.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Tough one

Could be erosive candidiasis, geographic tongue.

In brief: Tough one

Could be erosive candidiasis, geographic tongue.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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