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What is tongue splitting?

Tongue-splitting is a type of body modification in which your tongue is split into two pieces, creating a "forked" appearance. Tongue-splitting can interfere with your speech, chewing or swallowing. That may seem like a mere inconvenience until you consider that tongue-splitting may also cause:
  • Infection, pain and swelling
  • Increased saliva flow
  • Nerve damage
  • Numbness
  • Loss of taste
  • Difficulty speaking

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