Fissured Tongue Treatment & Management

Updated: May 14, 2018
  • Author: Robert D Kelsch, DMD; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Medical Care

No definitive therapy or medication is required for fissured tongue. [11] If symptomatic, patients with fissured tongue are encouraged to brush the dorsum of the tongue to eliminate debris that may serve as an irritant.



Additional consultation with an appropriate physician may be necessary if the patient exhibits manifestations of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, particularly cranial nerve VII paralysis.