- hyperesthesia and paresthesia of the tongue.

The occurrence is associated with chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, hormonal shifts and changes in the psycho-emotional sphere. It is important to irritate the tongue with a sharp edge of the carious cavity, the root of the tooth, a dental prosthesis, etc. It also occurs as a manifestation of contact Allergy to filling and dental materials. 


Symptoms of glossalgia

Unpleasant sensations, burning sensation, tingling, mainly in the area of the tip or root of the tongue, more often than one half. These sensations in the tongue occur regardless of the meal, usually in the evening. Often dry mouth. Sometimes there is paresthesia of the lip and other areas of the oral mucosa and facial skin. The disease can be accompanied by carcinophobia.

There are no distinct changes in the mucous membrane of the tongue. The onset of the disease is often associated with an intervention in the oral cavity (tooth extraction, dental fillings, dental prosthetics, etc.). Sometimes complaints arise after the patient identifies any anatomical features of the language. During the examination, skin Allergy tests are performed with a 1% solution of potassium chromate in carriers of steel dentures, with a 1% solution of gold chloride in the presence of gold dentures.

When using plastic dentures, it is necessary to exclude sensitization to acrylic plastics.


Treatment of glossalgia

Strictly individualized based on the patient's examination data, often with the participation of an endocrinologist, neuropathologist, gynecologist and other specialists. An indispensable condition is the elimination of all factors that irritate the tongue, the removal of allergens from the oral cavity in the form of dentures and fillings. Prescribe drugs that enhance salivation (1% solution of pilocarpine 4-5 drops 1-2 times a day), psychotropic drugs-andaxin, diazepam (seduxen), etc. Psychotherapy is important. With localized sensations-repeated novocaine blockade. Useful vitamins Bj, B2, B12, A, PP, ascorbic acid.

Physiotherapy methods: sinusoidal modulated currents to the cervical sympathetic nodes, galvanic collar on the Scherbak.

Glossalgia forecast

Is usually favorable.