A 26-year-old male asked:
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i noticed a small lump under my tongue, behind my front teeth that seems to be at the bottom of my gums. it's painless and moveable. it hasn't grown. ?

4 doctor answers
Dr. Sidney Chonowski
42 years experience Dentistry
Gum growth: Can be a number of things. Most probably a salivery gland issue. You should see an oral surgeon for an evaluation.
Answered on Oct 5, 2016
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Normal: If at base of bone behind front teeth then it is the bony attachment point for your muscles under the tongue and the floor of the mouth. If it is in the midline and coming down from under the tongue when you raise it , then they (usually 2) are your sublingual salivary glands. Normal. Good Luck
Answered on Jan 31, 2016
Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Salivary duct: Most likely a salivary duct
Answered on Apr 6, 2017
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lump under the tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated.
Answered on May 25, 2016

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