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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
Pigmentation: Normal pigmentation , a condition called geographic tongue or medication your on could cause black spots.
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Dr. Kevin Artl
43 years experience Dentistry
Fungus perhaps: If the black spot is on the tongue it is probably a type of fungus and if there over 10 days see your dentist. If the spot is under the tongue it is p ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Many: Black spots on tongue may be caused by the natural pigmentation of the tongue, but it can also be a warning sign that you are developing a more seriou ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
42 years experience Pediatrics
Black Tongue: Black tongue can be an overgrowth of the little hairy papillae on the tongue and isn't harmful. You can scrub the spot with a soft baby toothbrush twi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It may be nothing to worry about, but any abnormality should be checked and possibly biopsied, especially it is symptomatic or has been there for long ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
44 years experience Pediatrics
Black hairy tongue: There are a number of ailments that can lead to black pigmentation on the tongue. Your baby probably has a "black hairy" tongue caused by too much bac ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tongue pigmentation: Hyper pigmentation of tongue may happen from drugs, infection, nutritional deficiencies, dark skinned individual, hormone deficiency and so on, Have ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Konig
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Several questions are important: 1) how long has it been there? 2) is it getting larger? As a general rule, any new lesion that has been there l ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
28 years experience Dentistry
Many causes: Black spots on the tongue can come from trauma, tongue piercing, oral cancer , hyper pigmentation, and smoking or drinking.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Exam: See an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Very: Get it seen now. Oral melanoma is rare but dangerous.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
19 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Talk with an ENT: Biopsies at this age can be very hard to do. I would recommend having a little sedation in the operating room, so that the experience is not traumatic ... Read More
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