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i have a little white bump on the tip of tongue. what could it be?

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Dr. Christine Fox
27 years experience Dentistry
White bump: Commonly little white bumps indicate an infected taste bud. In most cases they go away within a few days, but if it does not go away have your dentist examine the area.
Answered on Oct 19, 2020
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Needs to be seen: Without actually being able to see it, we can't tell you for sure. It could be a growth, irritation, scar tissue, or a host of other things, some benign and some not. If there is no pain and it goes away within two weeks, don't be concerned. Otherwise, see a general dentist or an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis and treatment or biopsy if warranted.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Michael Sandoval
37 years experience Dentistry
Irritation fibroma: From my experience this is usually a result of irritation. This being said it is always good to have this evaluated by an oral surgeon. Any form of irritation can be premalignant.
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
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Needs investigation: Can't tell without examining you. Any pain/bleeding/swelling, including your "bump," should be investigated.
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