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Glossitis

Course Author(s): American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Glossitis

When the papillae are lost, the surface of the tongue may appear bald and shiny – a condition called glossitis. Usually a benign condition, it may change in size, location, and appearance, which is then termed benign migratory glossitis or geographic tongue. Complete glossitis may be associated with a number of disease processes.

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Glossitis