adj pertaining to the tongue.
n.pl orthodontic appliances that apply force from the lingual aspect of the anterior teeth. This mode of treatment is used to reduce the visibility of the appliance and thus improve the appearance of the smile during treatment.
n a space-holding arch or the basic arch for an active lingual orthodontic appliance. The arch usually spans around the inside of the dental arch from one first permanent molar to its antimere.
lingual bar, major connector
n See connector, major, lingual bar.
n an attachment welded to the lingual side of the canine, premolar, or molar bands.
n the bumps or projections on the tongue side of the chewing surface of teeth.
n See foramen, lingual.
n a depressed area that may appear on the lingual surface of selected anterior teeth.
n a band of tissue that extends from the floor of the oral cavity to the inferior surface of the tongue.
n a furrow or channel that forms on the tongue side of selected anterior teeth.
n See nerve, lingual.
n the tiny, red protrusions covering the top surface of the tongue on which most of the taste buds can be found.
lingual peak, gingival
n a lingual peak that characterizes the normal interproximal tissue, which is composed of a lingual papilla and a buccal papilla connected interdentally in a triangular ridge depression termed a col.
n a pit that forms on the tongue side of the anterior teeth and certain maxillary posterior teeth.
n a linear elevation that extends vertically from the chewing surface to the lingual developmental lobe on the tongue side of a canine tooth.
n See tonsil, lingual.
n the veins that run on the ventral surface of the tongue and terminate in the internal jugular vein.
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Q. What is the treatment for tongue cancer? My Father in Law is 65 and has just been diagnosed with tongue cancer. What treatment will he be undergoing? What are his survival rates?
A. I had tongue cancer which sread to my lymph nodes on my neck. I underwent surgery and now I only have half of my tongue. But thanks to the surgeon Dr Justin Bergman (TRINTAS HOSPITAl Elizabeth NJ)I can speak enough to make me understand.I also got 9 weeks radiation after the operation.The bad thing is that recently after a Pet Scan I got the bad news that I have a cancerous tumor in my left lung on the same side were the tongue cancer was
Q. What is Tongue cancer? I heard that smoking can cause tongue cancer. Is this true and what is tongue cancer?
A. Cancer of the tongue is a malignant tumor that begins as a small lump, a firm white patch, or a sore (ulcer) on the tongue. If untreated, the tumor may spread throughout the tongue to the floor of the mouth and to the gum (jaws). As a tumor grows, it becomes more life threatening by spreading (metastasizing) to lymph nodes in the neck and later to the rest of the body. The general term for this type of cancer is cancer of the oral cavity.
Hope this help.
Q. What are the symptoms of tongue cancer? I have a white patch on my tongue for quite a while. I tried scratching it off but it starts bleeding. Is it cancer?
A. The symptoms of tongue cancer may include:More discussions about lingual
A red or white patch on the tongue, that will not go away
A sore throat that does not go away
A sore spot on the tongue that does not go away
Pain when swallowing
Numbness in the mouth that will not go away
Unexplained bleeding from the tongue (that is, not caused by biting your tongue or other injury)
Pain in the ear (rare)
However, don't be alarmed as these symptoms may be due to a less serious medical condition. But it is important to check symptoms with your GP just to make sure.