Oral hairy leukoplakia is an HIV associated oral condition which develops as a white patch with a corrugated or hairy appearance on the top and sides of the tongue.Read More
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People with diabetes often suffer from a variety of oral problems that are often related to the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome. This is one of the reasons why it is easy to detect this oral condition among people with diabetes.Read More
It is an oral condition which is characterized by a typical red or smooth pink patch that develops on the center or the back of the tongue dorsum. The lesion measures around 2-3 centimeters in length along its longest dimension.Read More
Tongue cleaning twice a day accompanied by cleaning and massaging is more beneficial and useful as compared to doing cleaning and massaging alone. Tongue cleaning is an integral part of oral hygiene at any age. So, do include it before and after the arrival of the first baby teeth.Read More
The scrotal tongue has a plicate, fissured or furrowed appearance which makes the tongue wrinkled. It is also known as Lingua plicata, Fissured tongue, Furrowed tongue, Lingua fissurata, Lingua scrotalis, and Grooved tongue.Read More
The tongue is a highly vascular fleshy organ which gives a place for bacteria to grow. These bacteria include gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial groups. To your surprise, not all the bacteria are bad.Read More
Getting infection after tongue piercing is common than any other body piercing. Our oral cavity is full of thousands of bacteria which attack pierced tongue frequently. If you do not take proper aftercare, then these bacteria can cause potential damage and cause the oral infection. Sometime, you might develop an allergic reaction to the metal used in a tongue piercing.Read More
A healthy tongue is pink in color with the papillae covering the surface of the tongue. If you are suffering from a painful tongue or altered tongue color, then it is the point of concern. Visit a doctor in such condition.Read More
Sometimes frenulum interferes with the oral functions and may cause extreme discomfort. Frenectomy is an oral surgical procedure that is performed to eliminate the presence of a frenulum in the mouth.Read More
Risks of getting your tongue pierced are excessive bleeding, injuries to the mouth and teeth, infection at the site of piercing.
Some severe effects of tongue piercing involve swelling, scarring, nerve damage, and even gum diseases.
Glossitis is an inflammatory condition of the tongue caused primarily due to nutritional deficiency, trauma or irritation of tongue. Glossitis responds well to the treatment and is improvised with proper care over time. Accurate treatment focusing on cause accompanied by good oral hygiene practice, healthy diet, avoidance of irritants (includes alcohol, spicy food, cigarette) helps in the proper management of the condition.Read More