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Enlarged papillae and white spots on tongue. Reasons?

Hi, I am 21 years old and recently (for the last 2 months or so) I have had 2 enlarged circumvallate papilli on the back of my tongue and white spots at the back of my tongue as well. It is all clustered to the back and is not on any other surface in my mouth. I saw a doctor but they did not seem to think these symptoms were alarming, but they never went away. What are common reasons for this and what should I do? Should I see an ear nose and throat specialist?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that papilla enlargement can be seen in cases like:-
-Iron & vitamin deficiency
-Poor Oral hygiene
First you need to rule out the cause & then get it treated accordingly.
Consult your dentist for further query.

Take Care
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there ,circumvallate papilla usually are seen in those areas of tongue where you have mentioned. Enlarged papilla are usually seen in case of iron and vitamin deficiencies. When the papilla get swollen,the kind of food you have would discolor it. Hence you see the change of color. Start using multivitamin tablets. Get your hemoglobin done to confirm your anemic status. Have plenty of water and maintain your tongue clean so that discoloration won't persist.Don't worry it's treatable.
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
I read your problem,i would like to tell you that enlarged pappilae indicates following-
5.poor oral hygiene,etc...........
So i will suggest you visit an oral surgeon as soon as possible and the thorough examination done and take a proper treatment accordingly,if needed.
And maintain good oral hygiene includes-brushing properly twice daily,mouth rinses and scaling at the regular time interval.
Nothing to get worried,it is not much serious.
Take Care
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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