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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

It Feels Like Something`s on my Tongue

10/16/2008

Question:

For the past few days, I`ve noticed that it feels like something`s on the front part of my tongue. There`s nothing on my tongue though. It almost feels like it`s been burnt from drinking coffee or something. It acually tastes very bitter. Is there any thing you can think of?

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. From your description, it sounds like you may have a condition called 'Burning Mouth Syndrome'. For more information please refer to the NetWellness article on Burning Mouth Syndrome. If an oral and maxillofacial pathologist is available, he/she would be good choice for an evaluation and any additional recommendations regarding management.

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Response by:

John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
Associate Dean of Dentistry Administration
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University