Fissured Tongue Treatment & Management

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

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.

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Consultations

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

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