Glossitis: Symptom and Causes

Glossitis Symptoms – Swelling of the tongue, Smooth appearance of the tongue, Tongue color changes (usually dark "beefy" red). Glossitis Causes – Bacterial or viral infections (including oral herpes simplex), Mechanical irritation or injury from burns, rough edges of teeth or dental appliances, or other trauma, Exposure to irritants such as tobacco, alcohol, hot foods, or spices.