have had a gum/tooth/sinus infection for some time with spitting up pink saliva in the morning and a swollen glade just behind jaw now and have taken clindamycin and finally a z-pac I finished last night around 5pm. got up this morning and spit was a rather bright red looked at tongue in mirror and ugh… did not think to take pictures till after the 3 morning rinses tried tooth brush on it and so far don’t want to come off… finished zpac last night around 5 pm… no idea what this is can you suggest what it might be???
Best guess would be “thrush” or candadiasis (sp) which is normally whiteish in color but you said you took a toothbrush to it. It’s a yeast infection caused sometimes by antibiotic use that kills off the good bacteria in the mouth/body and allows the yeast to proliferate. Various at home remedies exist from salt water, hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar gargles. Since you are being treated for an infection ask the MD at your next visit.
Black tongue is more common in older people but can happen at any age. The condition might be more common in men than women, however, the condition is more strongly linked to the smoking status and oral hygiene habits of an individual.1
Black tongue is often related to poor dental hygiene, but there are also other risk factors including:
Sounds like SOP for government, hurry up and wait!
Your list didn’t include thyroid issues!
A doctor is the way to go!
Might want to consider giving your tongue a rest, as we age, healing tends to take a lot longer!
Might want to stay away from the chemicals for a while and baby it, cold drinks, soft foods and saltwater rinses.
after talkin with dentist office and explaining AGAIN that in the mornings when I arise I often spit pinkish saliva AND sometimes when I use a blue colored mouth rinse and rinse for a minute or so it comes out purple. plus when I push against that specific tooth with my tongue I have some pain AND get a nasty taste on my tongue. scheduled for tomorrow Feb. 21 at 12:20 to see dentist. Just wearing my upper dentures SEEMS to put pressure on that tooth and nasty taste in my mouth. Can’t wear lowers at this time as there is pain on the irritated spot just back of that tooth. Also if I put my tongue in that location nasty taste. CT scans say there is NOTHING there??? but why am I spitting pink and sometimes getting blue mouth wash turning purple??? etc…
BTW have explained these symptoms to both dentist more then once…
Sorry about your situation. I’m no dentist, but from experience, pain, color and taste say abscess tooth forming just above the nerve.
You’ll know it when it’s sitting on the nerve, we’ll be able to hear you from here!
Try a new dentist dentist, with out giving up any intel on your condition, let him/her tell you if there’s a problem!