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raised taste buds on back of tongue

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Normal: They are the papillae of the tongue. Likely you are noticing the filiform and vallate (circumvallate) papillae. Involved in taste. Normal -- not to wo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist if...: There are many things that can make your tongue sensitive or cause enlarged tongue bumps, including: smoking, mouth ulcers, inflammation of the taste ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Unrelated?: It is hard to know whether the symptoms you describe are related to the event that happened a month ago without doing a physical exam and complete med ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Normal Taste Buds: This is most likely normal. It is common to have your taste buds seem bigger at times. There is no std or other disease here.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Stop!: Chewing tobacco irritates all the soft tissues of your mouth and over time not only will things get worse, but you are also more prone to oral cancer. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Not every lip sore is a herpes cold sore. A dentist would be able to diagnose it better.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
"Burning Mouth": This sounds like the "burning mouth syndrome "which is a poorly understood problem. Typically it occurs women over the age of 40 and is felt to possib ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Inflamed tissue: These are your circumvallate papilla( taste buds) and they are inflamed. Warm salt water rinses and time will heal.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to determine if there is an abnormality.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Let it be: It is unlikely that there is any thing abnormal with your taste buds. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, mi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Normally not a prob: Enlarged taste buds are normally not a problem, but attempt to figure out when it occurred. The enlargement can be due to meds, supplements, spicy or ... Read More
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