Your oral health matters to the dentists at Drs. Coakley & Trainor Dental Health Care. With so many conditions your tongue could end up developing, we thought it’d be a great idea to let you know what some of the most common tongue problems are. We previously started giving you the facts on why your tongue could be bumpy or developing sores. Here are more causes that may put your mind at ease if you’re suffering from a bumps or sores on your tongue.
What causes sores or bumpy tongue?
- Enlarged papillae. Like we’ve mentioned before, papillae are your taste buds that appear as small bumps that cover your tongue. When these pumps become irritated or inflamed, they can swell up and form a painful bump on your tongue.
- Certain medical conditions. Medical conditions, including anemia and diabetes, have been linked to sore tongues.
- Oral cancer. This is a more serious cause of sores or a bumpy tongue, but it’s important for you to know that you should consult your doctor if your sore or bump on your tongue doesn’t go away within a week or two. Consulting your dentist is highly important because many oral cancers don’t show themselves in the early stages, and lumps or sores that don’t go away may be a sign of oral cancer. To be sure you know that your oral health is prestine, make an appointment with the premier dentists in Woburn!