Is fissured tongue serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Fissured tongue is a benign condition that is usually asymptomatic. Although not serious, fissured tongue can sometimes cause discomfort when swelling, pain, or glossitis develops. An individual can prevent the development of these symptoms by adopting a good oral hygiene regimen. Medical treatments can reduce persistent swelling or pain.

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