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painfull red dot on tio of the tongue that does not go away

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No idea: No idea what it is without a physical examination. Too many possibilities. If it isn't gone in 10-14 days, see your Dentist.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Small blood bumps: Red tongue spots are oftentimes found in cases where a person suffers from vitamin B12 deficiency. The greatest remedy here would simply be to include ... Read More
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Irritation/allergy: Could be irritation from chemicals in foods or drinks, or from ill fitting crowns or bridges. Or it could be a part of an allergic reaction to any th ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Thrush?: It could be candidiasis or thrush. It could also be discoloraction from smoking if you are a smoker and there are many other things that it could be ... Read More
Dr. Robert Brodsky
57 years experience Dentistry
Bacterial infection?: It sounds like some organism is growing on youjr tongue. Have somebody send in a sample so it can be cultured and idenmtified, a quick fix could be ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Most likely it is : The most likely and common causes of a whitish coating on the tongue are leukoplakia, lichen planus and candidiasis. The only way to know for sure is ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Unfortunately..: It is difficult to know what is wrong without seeing your tongue. I would suggest seeing a dentist for an evaluation and treatment options..
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Hard to tell: Without seeing you it is hard to tell what is normal and what is pathological. I would suggest having a dentist look at you to give you a diagnosis. ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Knoll
20 years experience General Practice
Clot: This is consistent with a blood blister but without seeing it something more severe cannot be ruled out. I suggest you see your physician for confirm ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Papilla: Could be a normal tongue papilla. Ask your dentist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Bump on tongue: Difficult to say without an examination and history. If it is painful and/or has been present for 10 days or longer, have it examined by your dentis ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Dentist's evaluation: Have the lesion examined by a dentist or oral surgeon to determine if biopsy is warranted. It can be a reactive process that will be self-limited (ma ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Can't see: Can't see the red dot or physically examine your tongue. Could be from getting cut on a crust of bread, or burning it with a hot pizza, or biting you ... Read More

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