• symptoms
  • Vitamin B2 deficiency (ariboflavinosis) can cause glossitis, along with angular cheilitis, cheilosis, peripheral neuropathy and other signs and symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are usually no symptoms other than the unusual appearance of the tongue, but in some cases persons may experience pain or burning e.g. when eating hot, acidic, spicy or other kinds of foods (e.g. cheese, tomatoes, fruit). (wikipedia.org)
  • In early 1980s, while investigating various contributing factors in oral inflammatory diseases, one of us (RTG) found that patients with diseases such as recurrent oral ulcers (aphthous ulcers), burning mouth syndrome, migratory glossitis, and even advanced periodontal disease had a substantial decrease in both initial and recurrent symptoms simple by changing their toothbrushes. (purebrush.com)
  • Treatment mainly involves giving therapy and medications but the symptoms cannot cure completely. (blogspot.com)
  • This can cause symptoms or signs of obstruction but does not involve a real obstruction. (blogspot.com)
  • lesion
  • A lesion similar to morsicatio buccarum can occur on the tongue (sometimes called morsicatio linguarum), caused by chronic chewing on the tongue. (wikipedia.org)
  • oral
  • This appearance is the result of indentations of the teeth where the tongue is habitually pressed against the teeth ("tongue thrusting", and example of oral parafunction). (wikipedia.org)
  • The sides (lateral) and undersurface (ventral) of the tongue are high risk sites for the development of oral cancer, most commonly squamous cell carcinoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • This coating has been identified as a major contributing factor in bad breath (halitosis), which can be managed by brushing the tongue gently with a toothbrush or using special oral hygiene instruments such as tongue scrapers or mouth brushes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cause is unknown, but the condition is entirely benign (importantly, it does not represent oral cancer), and there is no curative treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some suggest that hormonal factors may be involved, because one reported case in a female appeared to vary in severity in correlation with oral contraceptive use. (wikipedia.org)
  • condition
  • Hypoglossia - congenitally short tongue Microglossia Macroglossia - an abnormally large tongue, seen in some disorders such as Down syndrome (although macroglossia can be an acquired condition as well). (wikipedia.org)
  • The condition of the tongue can sometimes be a guide to the general condition of the body. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • form
  • This is a very common non-cancerous or benign skin problem which is triggered by a form of yeast, identified as Malassezia. (blogspot.com)
  • common
  • A common scenario is where the tongue is bitten accidentally whilst a local anesthetic inferior alveolar nerve block is wearing off. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of the common stimulants given are Ritalin, concerta and Dexedrine. (blogspot.com)
  • patients
  • Later, patients were given four toothbrushes at each monthly appointment and were told to discard each toothbrush each brush after one week's use. (purebrush.com)