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Swelling under Tongue

The tongue may appear small, but is very important in that it helps in oral cleansing, deglutition, taste, mastication, and articulation. This flexible organ is part of oral cavity, partly located in the pharynx. Often, people fail to look at what’s happening beneath the tongue and do so after they have some pain or suspect […]

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Scalloped Tongue

The occurence of unusual dents on the sides of a tongue is medically referred to as a scalloped tongue. These dent marks typically form because of excess force of the teeth on the tongue, which causes it to compress. It is possible for the tongue to become bigger due to infections, inflammation, soreness, and other […]

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Black Spots on Tongue

The state of the tongue is a good indicator of the general health of an individual. Black spots on tongue may form on the top or underside of the tongue. It may occur due to minor causes or severe underlying conditions like oral cancer. Hence, all patients need to visit a doctor to diagnose the […]

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Enlarged Papillae

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The papillae are tiny thread like structures naturally occurring on the tongue. Enlarged papillae can be caused due to a variety of reasons, as discussed below. Most cases of enlarged papillae disappear on their own. Persistent cases need to be checked by a doctor who will diagnose the underlying cause and prescribe relevant remedy. Types […]

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Why is my tongue green?

The tongue is usually reddish pink in color, and the texture of a healthy tongue is typically smooth and velvety. Texture or color changes of the tongue can occur due to any type of oral infection, trauma, or formation of tongue sores. It is a known fact that the general health of a person can […]

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Red Dots on Roof of Mouth

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Mouth sores and spots can be painful, unsightly, and annoying and while some may appear inside the mouth such as one lips, tongue, gums, and roof of the mouth or palate, others could occur outside the mouth around the lips, on the chin, and under the nose. Presence of red spots on the roof of […]

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Pimple on Tongue

‘Pimples on Tongue’ is a colloquial term used to refer to the medically known condition Transient Lingual Papillitis. This is a condition wherein fungiform papillae of the tongue become irritated or inflamed. The issue is often localized. Affected individual usually also experience tenderness and pain as well as other symptoms which remain for a very […]

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