Tongue – Changing Appearances

Geographic Tongue

Mr X was in his mid-30’s when he noticed that the appearances of the top of his tongue were changing from day-to-day. There were also ‘cracks’ which he didn’t remember being there before. Some days Mr X was experiencing soreness from the sides of the tongue. He had just stopped smoking and was concerned about health issues. A visit to his GP led to a referral being made to an Oral Medicine specialist. From the history and examination a diagnosis of geographic tongue was made. The nature of the condition was discussed and Mr X’s concerns were addressed.

To find out more about this condition read the Patient Information Leaflet (PiL) prepared by the Society on Geographic Tongue.


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