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Are there treatments that can repair a fissured tongue?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner
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Although treatments are available to control symptoms of fissured tongue, treatments to repair fissures in the tongue are unavailable and unnecessary. Since the surface of the tongue contains taste buds, skin grafts or sutures would likely affect sense of taste. Fissured tongue typically exhibits mild or no symptoms, and so the negative consequences of surgery to repair fissured tongue would probably outweigh benefits derived from a surgical procedure. If symptoms do develop, an individual can usually treat the symptoms with limited or no medical intervention. An individual may also prevent the occurrence of symptoms by practicing good oral hygiene habits.

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