While your tongue may appear to be a small part of your body, there’s nothing tongue-in-cheek about it playing a starring role for you. Without your tongue, you’d be unable to speak, taste, chew, and swallow properly. It also aids your body from certain germs and bacteria. When certain conditions or abnormalities are affecting your tongue, those everyday things can be extremely burdensome. Fortunately, nearly all of the different types of tongue issues can be easily diagnosed and treated.