Dec 11, 2017
Your tonsils can be found in the back of your throat. You can open your mouth and look in the mirror and see them on each side of your mouth behind your teeth and tongue. You can also feel them below your earlobes and behind your jaw bone.
Tonsils are composed of lymph tissue since they are a part...
Dec 4, 2017
Aguesia: no taste
Hypoguesia: reduced ability to taste (no the same as when taste changes due to changes in ability to smell)
Dysgeusia: dysfunctional taste - bad, salty, rotten, or metallic taste (metallic is the most common).
Chemotherapy and radiation for cancer causes taste changes because...
Nov 27, 2017
Smell plays a big part in your ability to taste. The bumps on your tongue that you can see are actually papillae.
Filiform papillae are the most numerous papillae and are arranged in regular rows running parallel to the median sulcus. They are cone-shaped - either a single cone...
Nov 20, 2017
Burning Mouth Syndrome is defined as a burning sensation with no underlying cause. It may include dry mouth sensations with no true symptoms of dry mouth. BMS is accompanied by unremitting burning or pain but no mucosal changes or signs of injury or swelling.
Nov 13, 2017
Ankyloglossia is also known as a tongue tie. It is a result of a short frenulum. This issue is easily corrected if it interferes with eating and talking.
Macroglossia is a large tongue. This is one of the identifiable characteristics of Down's Syndrome. It is described as the tongue appears to be bigger...