Cracked Tongue or Fissured Tongue – Should You be Worried?

Cracked Tongue or Fissured Tongue – Should You be Worried?

Have you ever worried because you have cracked or fissured tongue? Don’t worry, you are not alone, millions of people around the world have it. The good news is that this condition is often harmless and is usually considered as variant of normal tongue architecture. Although tongue fissures are harmless it is wise to visit the doctor or oral specialist and confirm the case before making decision by yourself.

What is fissured tongue or cracked tongue?

Fissured or cracked on tongue simply denotes a harmless condition of the tongue where there are shallow or deep cracks, grooves or fissures on the surface the tongue. Fissured tongue is also called as scrotal tongue or lingua plicata. Although tongue fissures are often diagnosed in adulthood, it can also be seen during childhood. As we grow fissured tongue seems to be more prominent and severe (with increasing age). Men are more affected than females.

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