is an inflammatory but harmless condition affecting the surface of your tongue. The tongue is normally covered with tiny, pinkish-white bumps (papillae), which are actually short, fine, hairlike projections. With geographic tongue, patches on the surface of the tongue are missing papillae and appear as smooth, red “islands,” often with slightly raised borders.These patches (lesions) give the tongue a maplike, or geographic, appearance. The lesions often heal in one area and then move (migrate) to a different part of your tongue. Geographic tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis.Although geographic tongue may look alarming, it doesn’t cause health problems and isn’t associated with infection or cancer. Geographic tongue can sometimes cause tongue discomfort and increased sensitivity to certain substances, such as spices, salt and even sweets.Signs and symptoms of geographic tongue may include:1- Smooth, red, irregularly shaped patches (lesions) on the top or side of your tongue2- Frequent changes in the location, size and shape of lesions3- Discomfort, pain or burning sensation in some cases, most often related to eating spicy or acidic foodswww.emeralddental.in#EmeraldDental #Smileprotector #smiledesigning #geographicaltounge #Teethwhiteing #dentalabscess #periodontal #DentalAnatomy #oralmedicine Previous Post WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE? Next Post WHAT IS FLUORIDE?