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A 39-year-old female asked:

i have a fibroma on my tongue been there for years it hasn't went away yet or diminished how do you get those and how do you get rid of them?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Irritation: ..Is usually the source of benign fibromas. They can be excised but if the irritation that caused it in the first place continues, it will most likely recur. On the tongue, chronic bite injuries can cause this.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Oral Fibromas: Removing them is quick and easy. The area is numbed up and they are excised off. Done properly, they never return. It's better to get them removed for several reasons: 1-only a biopsy can confirm what the bump is. 2-they grow in size and easier to remove when smaller 3-they can transform into more serious lesions. See an oral surgeon for a consult.
Dr. Michael Stern
Dentistry 49 years experience
For sure. Have the lesion excised and biopsied. Your total health is important.
Nov 5, 2013

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