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I am having some patches...
I am having some patches on my tongue I'm concerned about and need opinion on it please. Note I also do have a tooth that is broken not sure if it's rubbing against it and making these. Or if it's something else.
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago
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This is just an example of a condition called "geographic tongue" or " wandering rash of the tongue" It is not pathological or harmful and requires no treatment.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Okay thank you for that info. Does it go away ? Or what causes it to get worse ?
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago

It can get more red with spicy foods. There is nothing that really makes it go away. Some people have it and some people don't. It is nothing to worry about though.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago

You will probably notice that the pattern will change frequently and sometimes seem to vanish only to reappear again. This condition is very common.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago

Please leave a rating when you get a chance. We get no credit for our time without one. Thanks.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago

Please leave a rating.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Okay thank you for the advice on this. Glad to know it's not something serious or catching to others also. And ill be sure to leave a rating. Thanks again!
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago

It is nothing to worry about.

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