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taste buds on side of tongue

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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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Inflamed foliate pap: Taste buds on the side of the tongue often become irritated and inflamed. It is usually caused by rough foods or accidentally biting that area. They ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Examination, go now!: You are a year overdue in seeking evaluation and treatment. Any pain/bleeding/swelling that lasts more than 2 weeks is a red flag. Please see your D ... Read More
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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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Needs to be seen: There are many possible causes of your problem. Unfortunately, we can't diagnose the cause over the internet without a thorough medical and dental hi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tongue: Sounds like inflamed lingual papillae which are like little spikes and can get enlarged from dehydration, trauma like spicy foods or alcohol. Make sur ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
14 years experience Dentistry
Multiple Possibility: This can be as simple as biting your tongue while you sleep, to food allergies, systemic or oral medication side-effects. Pay attention, see if you c ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably normal: Everybody has a row of 7-10 prominent bumps on the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae. Google it; lots of photos are available.
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Dr. John Comisi
38 years experience Dentistry
Many possibilities: Have you recently bitten that side of the tongue? It could be an area of healing. It could also be a stained portion of the normal papilla due to food ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Swollen taste buds?: Have this examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon. It may be something other than swollen taste buds. It may be an infection. It may require a bi ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Red spot: Yes if it is not changing in size or thickness. Just keeps close eye on it. The best thing to do is biopsy it if you are worried. It can easily be bi ... Read More
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