• black hairy
  • Black hairy tongue - some factors thought to cause black hairy tongue are environmental, such as eating a soft diet, poor oral hygiene, smoking and antibiotic use. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • anemia
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency results in megaloblastic anemia and may present as glossitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Apart from pernicious anemia discussed above, any other cause of vitamin B12 deficiency can cause glossitis, which tends to be painful, smooth and shiny. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Macroglossia
  • 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)
  • viral
  • Viral protease involve in cleaving the precursor viral protein to from functional and structural protein of the new virions. (medicalrealm.net)
  • posterior
  • Tongue is formed of a mass of muscles and salivary gland embedded in anterior highly vascular and posterior lymphoid stroma and covered by specialized surface epithelium. (hindawi.com)
  • Lymphoid tissue is found in the posterior one-third of the tongue. (hindawi.com)
  • Intraoral lymphangiomas are rare and arise mainly in the buccal mucosa, lips, palate, and lateral and posterior surface of the tongue. (hindawi.com)
  • teeth
  • 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)
  • condition
  • 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)
  • Tongue provides clue and reflection about the systemic condition. (hindawi.com)
  • 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)
  • anterior
  • The anterior two-thirds of the tongue is formed by the fusion of both primary pharyngeal arches and tuberculum impar. (hindawi.com)