Edema in the tongue
The main causes for puffiness are chronicdisease, and if in language, then - the roots should be sought in the gastrointestinal tract and allergic reactions of the human body. Edema of the tongue is a kind of inflammation, in which the tongue swells and grows in size, burns its upper part, the dental prints on the end of the tongue and on both sides do not go off for a long time.
Edema of the tongue, or inflammation is called glossitis,the cause of which is trauma, the impact of pathogens or other diseases. The cause of edema of the tongue may be viruses and bacteria, for example, herpes. Also, the cause may be injuries of the mouth and tongue. By the way, the use of alcohol and nicotine, spicy food, allergy to all kinds of mouthwashes - all this provokes the formation of edema of the tongue. Inflammation of the tongue can be with red flat lishy, iron deficiency anemia, syphilis, vitamin deficiency, erythema and so on.
Types of glossitis or swelling of the tongue:
Deep glossitis is an inflammation in the form of an abscess, located in the thickness of the tongue.
Phlegmonous glossitis - captures the bottom of the oral cavity. Inflammation in the neck and chin.
Superficial glossitis - when the mucous membrane of the tongue is inflamed.
Catarrhal glossitis is the formation of a plaque in the tongue, the swelling of the tongue, its lack of mobility and compaction, burning, the appearance of red spots in the tongue, and strong salivation.
Ulcerative glossitis is a dark-gray plaque on the tongue and bleeding ulcers, it smells bad of the mouth.
Desquamative glossitis - when the mucosa of the tongue of the tongue becomes inflamed.
Folded glossitis is a pathology at birth. Characterized by folds on the back of the tongue. There are no complaints.
The rhomboid medial glossitis is pathology at birth. On the back of the tongue, papillae form in the form of a rhombus.
In the villous tongue, papillae are formed in the form of strings. They grow and become keratinous.
At the "Hunter glossitis" the tip of the tongue burns heavily.
Interstitial glossitis is a form of syphilitic defeat of the tongue. The tongue becomes dense and motionless. In this case, treatment should be started as soon as possible.
Common symptoms with swelling of the tongue: change in the structure of the language and color, increase in size, plaque and burning, difficulty in swallowing and eating, and also during conversation. If at least one of the above symptoms is found, then immediately you need to see a dentist and be examined.