When it comes to your teeth and your gums, you probably have a decent handle regarding whether or not it’s time to schedule an appointment with us. However, when you are faced with a new symptom or sensation related to your tongue, this may send you into a bit of a tailspin! Fortunately, your Riverside dentist is on hand to provide explanations, so you can keep calm and remember to call us to schedule a dental checkup. Remember, it is always wise to come in for an exam to protect your oral health.

Why Is My Tongue Bright Red?

Bright red tongue tissue can point to a variety of issues. Your Riverside dentist suggests you come in to see us for a diagnosis. As for potential issues, this can range from infection to a simple vitamin deficiency or a reaction to food that has irritated your tongue. If you are concerned about your child’s oral health, always remember to find out whether your little one has eaten red candy recently (which can result in a vivid red appearance).

Why Does My Tongue’s Border Look Scalloped?

Does the edge surrounding your tongue appear scalloped? These indentations are often a sign that you are suffering from a functional disorder we know as bruxism (grinding or clenching as a habitual, involuntary problem). We can provide you with bruxism treatment to prevent further symptoms, damage, and discomfort.

Why Does My Tongue Hurt?

Your Riverside dentist explains that general pain can point to a variety of underlying concerns, such as a strain from an awkward movement or overuse, infection, or the presence of a canker sore. We suggest you schedule an appointment to see us for a checkup, so we may determine the source of the discomfort (and offer a treatment solution).

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.