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A 25-year-old male asked:

red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. after tongue brushing taste buds appeared. no pain/itchy. roof is yelllowish. what is it?

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Dr. Brian Dyess
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 38 years experience
NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms indicate normal anatomy with compromised Oral Hygiene. Make a 1st thing in the morning appointment with your Dentist. Do not brush, eat, or drink before appointment. Allow your Dentist to examine the white and yellow coatings before cleaning, then evaluate your hygiene technique, to help you address your symptoms. Please seek professional evaluation.

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