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Spot on tongue, not bleeding or painful, smooth, shiney

I had a spot That looked like a bite on the top far right side of my tongue almost two weeks ago. The spot has spread along the whole right side where it looks as if a layer of the right side of my tongue has eroded away. It is not bloody or painful, but is smooth and in shiney in places. There is also a small area same condition on the front of tongue.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

As per your clinical history i suppose the papillaes on your tongue are erroded and inflammed resulting in smooth and shiny tongue, this occurs in the condition known as geographic tongue, vitamin B12 defieciencies.

Start taking multivitamin suplements,
use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
Take complete balanced diet.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy foodstuffs.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for posting your query in hcm forum,
The spot on tongue may be aphtous ulcers.
I would suggest you to avoid intake of hot/spicy food items.
Take plenty of fluids and water.
Avoid anxiety,stress.

Vitamin becosules,iron,folic acid tablets can be taken.
Floss your tongue smoothly using scrapers.
If symptoms persisits,biopsy of the lesion has to be done.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

The history suggests that the papillae on your tongue on the affected side is inflamed.thus has turned smooth and shiny.

But please mention complete history before any exact diagnosis can be given.

A similar phenomenon is called geographic tongue,it could be that also.

But complete description like its duration ,site ,size,aggravating factors and reliving factors along with frequency of occurrences is desired.

Take care.

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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  User's Response
Hello dear
Here is nothing to worry about, this condition is called as geographic tongue. And it is quite normal phenomenon.Start taking some antioxidents suppliments and have diet rich in nutrition.Maintain your oral hygiene to a good standards.if possible apply chlorhexidine gel over your tongue thrice daily. You will be fine in 2 to 3 weeks.
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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