A 49-year-old female asked:
i've been scrubbing tongue with toothbrush and baking soda. now 1 of bumps at back is hard and very sore. how do l make it better? do they fall off?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Elton Behner answered
36 years experience Dentistry
Sounds as if you: have been very aggressive and traumatized one of the large taste buds ( Circumvallate papillae) at the back of the tongue. Back off a bit and let it heal. The rarely if ever fall off.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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