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Geographic Tongue

Geographic tongue disease on a caucasian child

About Geographic Tongue

Geographic tongue is a medical condition in which the patient has an enlarged, discolored portion of tissues on the tongue. This is a painful condition that can cause difficulty breathing and even lead to other problems like chronic ear infections.

The most common treatment for the geographic tongue is a dental procedure. It’s an outpatient surgery that removes excess tissue from the roof of your mouth and reduces its size, causing other areas on both sides of your mouth to stretch so it becomes more comfortable when biting or chewing.

This is a cosmetic dentistry service to improve aesthetic appearance but also has functional health benefits such as improved speech and alleviating enlarged tonsils

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