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Small line of painful bumps on underside of tongue. Why?

Small line of painful  bumps on underside of tongue. Why?

Needs evaluation: bumps can be normal anatomy, allergic or die to abnormal growths. See an oral surgeon for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Dark spots and white bumps on underside of tongue, what could be the causes or conditions?

Dark spots and white bumps on underside of tongue, what could be the causes or conditions?

Many things: This could be thrush or normal pigmantation or something else go to your dentist and havehim or her take a look. ...Read more

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Small red bump 1mm on tip / underside of tongue. Comes and goes weekly. Went to DDS after 2 weeks, she said not 2 wry. But it keeps coming back??

Small red bump 1mm on tip / underside of tongue. Comes and goes weekly. Went to DDS after 2 weeks, she said not 2 wry. But it keeps coming back??

See your dentist: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tiny red finger like sores on underside of tongue. Very painful. Not typical canker sore. What could it be? How to ease pain?

Tiny red finger like sores on underside of tongue. Very painful. Not typical canker sore. What could it be? How to ease pain?

Glossitis: Could be inflammation of the tongue which we call glositis which could be anywhere on the tongue, but if it is on undersurface alone, it is on both sides of the cnetral fold- frenulam(a partition). R/o foods that could have caused allergy/Bcomplex vitamin deficiency/habits like excess candies ingestion. Need to r/o infections arising in that area . Also need to r/o apthous ulcers,common condn. ...Read more

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What should the underside of your tongue look like?

Smooth wet colorful: The tissues of the floor of the mouth include glands/ducts, nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue with smooth cover of mucosa. The blood vessels are superficial, so purplish/blue is common. Fins of tissue (plica) are like ribbons near the ducts of the saliva glands. An oral anatomy textbook at your library can give great photos. ...Read more

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The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.

The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.

It is normal: There is nothing for you to worry about. This is normal anatomical structure. This is due to differences in the vascular anatomical structure. If concerned, see your dentist for confirmation. ...Read more

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Are white sores on the underside of the tongue usually cancerous? How could one tell if they are cancerous?

Are white sores on the underside of the tongue usually cancerous? How could one tell if they are cancerous?

Generally: White lesions are generally not a problem. Your dentist can perform a simple in office test if you are still worried after he or she checks the area. The test is called vizalite and you swish with raspberry flavored vinegar then shine the light on the area to determine if a biopsy is required. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the underside of my tongue. What could it be?

Need more info : Most likely it is a mucocele, a fluid filled sac that is just a salivary glad that is backed up with fluid. Could be a sublingual gland that's swollen but I'd go see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more