The Tongue Has Many White Spots With Teeth That Bleed Easily?
Hello doctor r n r nDok I want to ask I have a friend and my friend has a tongue, his tongue cracks not smooth like it was small and there are white spots, r nAlso he often has earaches r nAlso Teeth often suddenly Bloody r n r nDok, is it a sign of tongue cancer or not?
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The tongue is composed of muscles covered with flattened mucosal cells. Tongue cancer occurs when these cells that make up the tongue grow excessively, abnormally, and cannot be controlled. This condition is often characterized by recurring sore throat (especially when swallowing), reddish spots, vaginal discharge, lumps, or mouth sores around the tongue that don't heal, recurring numbness, repeated bleeding for no apparent reason from the tongue, ear pain, etc. This condition is more common in smokers, consuming alcohol, people with poor oral hygiene, and people who have infection with the Human papillomavirus virus (HPV). Indeed, at first glance, the complaints that your colleagues experience could indicate tongue cancer. However, these various complaints can also arise due to other causes.
There are still many other conditions besides tongue cancer that can also cause complaints like those of your colleagues, including:
Irritation, for example from being bitten, scratched by a sharp object into the tongue Infection of the tongue, often due to fungi Lack of vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals Problems with other teeth and mouth, such as tartar, cavities, canker sores, Lichen planus, Psoriasis. Gum infection, tooth infection, throat infection, etc. It should be clarified, how long has it been for your colleague to have this complaint? Does it really interfere with the process of eating, talking, or daily activities? Has he experienced a drastic weight loss, frequent weakness, fatigue, or various other complaints?
If not, often the conditions like those of your colleagues are not dangerous. However, if your colleague often experiences other complaints as mentioned above, we urge you to check with your doctor or dentist directly so that they are given the right treatment. Usually, through a comprehensive evaluation of the area of the teeth and mouth, doctors are able to identify the best treatment, including, for example, if it is necessary to administer certain drugs to overcome them.
In the meantime, what your colleagues should do is:
Be more diligent in brushing your teeth Drink more so that your tongue does not dry out Gargle with antiseptic mouthwash Clean your tongue with a special tongue scraper Do not consume excessively fatty foods, foods that are too spicy, and too hot If your ears are sore, take paracetamol if necessary (to relieve pain) Eating healthy food with balanced nutritional value. Control your oral health regularly to the dentist at least every 6 months. Hope this helps.