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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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White spot on tongue. Dentist examined and used Velscope and said everything looked good and most likely from my teeth scraping it.?

White spot on tongue. Dentist examined and used Velscope and said everything looked good and most likely from my teeth scraping it.?

White spot: Irritation from teeth as a cause sounds plausible. We see this all the time. Best to determine which tooth/teeth and smooth off. If it's a habit, you need to be conscious of it and try to stop. Generally we like to have these lesions gone in 2-3 weeks. If not, best to see an Oral Surgeon to confirm diagnosis and monitor. ...Read more

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White spot and powder on tongue, what is this?

White spot and powder on tongue, what is this?

Infection / reaction: That could be an infection like candidiasis of fungal infection of the tongue, and that is easley treatable. Or an allergic reaction from certain medications or foods. ...Read more

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I'm 18 I have a dry spot under my tongue, what is it?

I'm 18 I have a dry spot under my tongue, what is it?

Dry spot?: I don't see how it could be dry under your tongue. Regardless, whatever it is that you are referring to should be seen by your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

A few things: It could be a blood vessel, a small blood clot, benign blood growth or something else. Have your pediatrician or pedodontist take a look at it so you will know exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Why did a burn spot on my tongue turn black?

Why did a burn spot on my tongue turn black?

Strange colors: Many times when you get a burn either from food, trauma, or dental treatment i.e. Laser treatment the initial appearance is black. Then it goes through a number of colors through healing including grey, purple, sometimes even red if it is irritated during the healing phase which is relatively common. Follow up with your dentist if the appearance does not start to normalize after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my tongue. What could it be? Is it harmful?

May be not: Purple spot on tongue is harmless in most cases. It can be developmental, staining due to some dye, tongue piercing or because of injury while biting. If it is persisting for more than a month, please visit a dentist ...Read more

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What the cause of black spot in tongue?

What the cause of black spot in tongue?

Many: Black spots on tongue may be caused by the natural pigmentation of the tongue, but it can also be a warning sign that you are developing a more serious condition such as hairy tongue. I would visit your dentist to have this checked. ...Read more

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What does a blue spot under my tongue mean?

What does a blue spot under my tongue mean?

Blood vessel?: Probably a blood vessel. However, there is some other pathology that that may need attention. You must see a dentist to have it looked at and rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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What does a blood spot on your tongue mean?

Petechia: A "blood spot" on the tongue could be a petechia which can be caused by some medications or by injury (biting) it is an accumulation of blood. If this spot is under the tongue it could be a varicose vein (the return blood flow is prevented and the vein accumulate blood). ...Read more

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Black spot on my baby's tongue? What does it mean?

Black spot on my baby's tongue? What does it mean?

Black Tongue: Black tongue can be an overgrowth of the little hairy papillae on the tongue and isn't harmful. You can scrub the spot with a soft baby toothbrush twice daily & it should go away. (also, think if you have given anything that could stain the tongue--iron drops, pepto bismal, metal teether). ...Read more

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Brownish purple spot on tongue, should I be concerned?

Probably Not: It is most likely normal, but see your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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1 tiny black spot on side of tongue, should I be concerned?

1 tiny black spot on side of tongue, should I be concerned?

Yes: It may be nothing to worry about, but any abnormality should be checked and possibly biopsied, especially it is symptomatic or has been there for longer than 10 days. Oral cancer often begins with small abnormalities. See your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Receiving worried about spot under my tongue please help me?

See your dentist: There are many economical and painless tests to determine if the spot under your tongue needs treatment. If you need treatment, the sooner you go the easier treatment will be. ...Read more

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Mi little boy 2 month having black spot on tongue. Why it is?

Black hairy tongue: There are a number of ailments that can lead to black pigmentation on the tongue. Your baby probably has a "black hairy" tongue caused by too much bacteria or yeast growth in the mouth. The bacteria build up on tiny rounded projections called papillae. If you are breast feeding, this is very common. Initially the tongue is white with yeast alone, but when bacteria adds up, the color darkens. ...Read more

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I have brown spot in tip of my tongue. What could this be, what to do?

I have brown spot in tip of my tongue. What could this be, what to do?

Brown spot on tongue: This would have to be personally evaluated by your dentist, an oral surgeon or an ENT specialist. It could be a freckle\pigmentation, staining or a benign or cancerous lesion just to mention some of the possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a dark round purplish spot on left side of tongue. Whatcould it be?

Biopsy: A professional should evaluate the area. Usually if the area doesn't disappear in 2 weeks the area should be biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a little dark spot on the left side of my tongue. What could it be?

I have a little dark spot on the left side of my tongue. What could it be?

Many things: A dark spot may or may not be something serious. The only way to be sure is to see a dentist for an evaluation. Consider if there is any pain or tenderness associated with the lesion? Is is flat or raised? And finally have you realized it has persisted beyond 2 weeks? I wouldn't get too excited from answers here as we are limited with just text questions, so see a dentist just in case. ...Read more

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