Dec 28, 2009 - 9:00 am
Went to the dentist for my usual 6 month checkup and my hygenist (the person who discovered my swollen lymoh node 6 months ago) said that I have "hairy black tongue". (Dark colored bacteria growing on the surface of my tongue) She said it was not uncommon for someone suffering with dry mouth from radiation treatment and that it would eventually go away with good oral hygene. I have been doing everything she suggested including brushing regularly including my tongue as well as using the tongue scraper she gave me. I can't get all the way back on my tongue with it without gagging but use it on as much of my tongue as I can get to. Anybody else have this? Add'l advice? Thanks in advance.