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Small red bump on tip of tongue

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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 51 years experience
See the dentist: This maybe normal anatomy...Check with your dentist to know for sure.
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 35 years experience
Tongue : I strongly advise you to be seen by an oral surgeon for evaluation and proper diagnosis also you could seek the help of an oral medicine dentist .The ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Likely: That is the most likely scenario. You might also be pulling it against or over or through a small space at the front of your teeth. This can be a habi... Read More
Dr. Peter Eng
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: When you burn your tongue with hot temperature food, it will leave an irritated area sometimes in a red shade that would be sore temporarily.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a di... Read More
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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Tongue bumps: hard to say, sending a picture would help. could be multiple things
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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
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Taste buds!: Paul, those are probably your taste buds, known anatomically as your "papillary" taste buds. Sometimes they get inflamed and sore (from spicy/salty fo... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
May or may not: May or may not be related. Please call your Dentist for an immediate evaluation or referral.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Painless?: Apthous ulcers are usually painful /uncomfortable,commonly occurring conditions inside the mouth . Other swellings like mucous cyst- a retention cyst... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tongue: May be local tongue trauma from the teeth, an inflamed taste bud or tongue papilla an inflamed salivary gland. Gargle with salt water and avoid spicy ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Possible Infection: See your dentist asap -- if infected, you need to have it taken care of, the sooner the better.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 45 years experience
Gland: Most likely a salivary duct that is irritated or partially blocked. If so, usually resolves itself. If persist for more than 10 days, get in to see yo... Read More

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