Tongue problems include pain, swelling, or a change in how the tongue looks.Alternative Names
Dark tongue; Burning tongue syndromeConsiderations
The tongue is mainly made up of muscles. It is covered with a mucus membrane. Small bumps (papillae) cover the upper surface of the tongue.
- Between the papillae are the taste buds, which allow you to taste.
- The tongue moves food to help you chew and swallow.
- The tongue also helps you form words.
There are many different reasons for changes in the...