HELLO AND WELCOME,
this condition is known as glossopyrosis
.this is due to desquamation of filiform paplillae that results from poor oral hygiene
this is also known as hairy tongue/lingua nigra/lingua villosa/.
associated symptoms are-
burning tongue,tickling sensation in the soft palate
and oral pharynx during swallowing.retention of oral debris b/w elongated papillae may result in halitosis
tongue has a thick coating in the middle,with a greater accentuation toward the back.
complications are-occasional candidal overgrowth,often results in uncomfortable glossopyrosis,altered taste
it is treated by-
in many cases,simply brushing the tongue with a toothbrush or using a commercially available tongue scraper is sufficient to remove elongated filiform papillae.
surgical removal of papillae by using electrodesiccation,carbon-dioxide laser.
make sure that tongue brushing or scraping is the part of daily oral hygiene regimen.