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what do white bumps on your tongue mean

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
44 years experience Dentistry
You have taste buds: Normal, small bumps on your tongue are called papillae and are your taste buds.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Get examined: It could be a number of things including irritation OM rubbing on your teeth, to sensitivity to foods, to other things. Please get it checked by your ... Read More
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Dr. Kari Sakurai
31 years experience Dentistry
Check w your dentist: A dentist can check the white bumps and give you a proper diagnosis and give you treatment options to relive your symptoms.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Sigman
37 years experience Dentistry
Taste buds: Taste buds are found on the lateral borders of the tongue.
Dr. Alan Zweig
44 years experience Dentistry
Nothing: Your tongue is filled with bumps, which may be pink or purple. Most likely it is a normal tongue, but check with your dentist to make sure.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Taste buds\papillae: The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all no ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
That depends: Upon what the bump actually is. It needs to be personally seen for an accurate diagnosis. Check with your own dentist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
8 years experience Dentistry
Probably NOTHING: A single bump can be everything from nothing to a lesion that has to be biopsied. How big is the bump, what color, is it ulcerated, has it changed in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Many Possibilities: There are several different causes of bumps under the tongue, as you can image. The most common is called a "mucocele." this can be a cyst, a ruptured ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
White bumps: It may mean you are looking very carefully at your tongue, but may just be a normal finding of more prominent papillae, especially if you haven't burn ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Francis
29 years experience Periodontics
Go to the dentist: Could be something as simple as a blocked salivary duct or more serious like a growth. Please see a professional.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Salivary duct: It sure sounds like the normal submandibular or Wharton's salivary duct openings. See the adjacent photo and Google it.

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