Your oral health matters to Woburn’s leading family dentistry team at Drs. Coakley & Trainor Dental Health Care. Because of this, you may already know that we’ve been giving you many reasons why the color of your tongue may be a little unusual. Previously, we gave you some interesting knowledge regarding the causes of a black hairy tongue. Today however, we’re going to be giving you some reasons why your tongue could be bumpy or filled with sores.
What causes sores or bumpy tongue?
- Trauma. If you have just accidentally bit your tongue or burned it drinking coffee that is too hot, you may feel the effects of a damaged and sore tongue until it heals. It’s also important to note that if you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, the sides of your tongue may become painful with sores.
- Smoking. If you’re someone who excessively smokes, it wouldn’t be surprising if you’re tongue is irritated or sore.
- Canker sore. Canker sores are painful, but they’re incredibly common. Many folks develop these small mouth ulcers on their tongue regularly, but the cause is unknown. Canker sores have been linked to eating or drinking mild amounts of citrus.
- Burning tongue syndrome. Women who are postmenopausal may develop burning tongue syndrome, which can make their tongue feel as if it has been burned from eating or drinking hot food or drink, even though nothing was consumed.
Contact the leading family dentistry team in Woburn to have your bumpy or sore tongue issues addressed. Stay tuned to learn more information about more causes of a bumpy or sore tongue could be.