Should I talk to my doctor about my fissured tongue symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Yes, you should talk to your doctor if you have symptoms of fissured tongue. Although fissured tongue is a benign condition, it may be a symptom of an underlying condition. Upon diagnosing fissured tongue, therefore, your doctor may determine whether screening for an underlying condition is necessary. If fissured tongue results from an irritant, you can discuss with your doctor ways to avoid or eliminate the irritant, and thus prevent further occurrences of the condition. If you are experiencing pain or swelling, your doctor may recommend treatments to reduce discomfort.

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