A 46-year-old female asked:
swollen cheek. bumps on back of tongue. purple bumps on back of tongue. painful. what could this be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Swollen cheek: A tooth abscess is a common cause of cheek swelling. Those bumps on the tongue are taste buds or papillae. Spicey or acidic foods can irritate them. See your dentist or an oral surgeon to check for a periapical abscess.
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
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