A 43-year-old female asked:
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small whitish spot under tongue, back left. very painful when moving the tongue around or swallowing.

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Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probable aphthous ul: An aphthous ulcer is shallow with a central whitish depression with red rim and usually occur on the mouth lining not attached to bony mouth structures. They typically last 7-10 days. Antibiotics or antiviral a don't help but they last less long with topical steroid creams. If it lasts longer than three weeks see ent.
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
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Dr. Ron E. Bell
Dr. Ron E. Bell commented
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Oral surgeons or many dentists.may be able to help. Especially if there is an irritating tooth or prosthesis
Mar 10, 2013
Dr. Ron E. Bell
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Do not wait : The lesion could be benign. But the location is of utmost concern as that is a primary location for oral cancer. See a dentist asap for a diagnosis and possible biopsy. The good thing is that cancer may not be painful. Many dentists refer to oral surgeons for a second opinion.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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