Bumps on side of tongue


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I had my 6 month dental check-up yesterday. When I was looking at my mouth getting ready for it I noticed these inflamed looking bumps on the left side of my tongue. I do have smaller bumps on the right side of my tongue. Pictures of both sides attached below.

I pointed them out to my dentist and he believes they are nothing more than irritation due to foods or biting my tongue. He said he is not concerned as they are small, soft and do not bleed or hurt. He said that unless they grow or change color we can review them again at my next check-up. He did not suggest anything to reduce the irritation. I did just start regularly using a gun detoxifying toothpaste and I sometimes use chlorhexidine rinse.

Do you think I need second opinion?
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Thank you!
 

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Hello Dr., thank you so much for your reply! Is there something I can do to reduce the inflammation? Or will stay like this?
 

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If it is not very painful, nothing needs to be done. Otherwise you can try and stay away from spicy food that might irritate the area.
More often than not, no treatment is indicated
 
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If it is not very painful, nothing needs to be done. Otherwise you can try and stay away from spicy food that might irritate the area.
More often than not, no treatment is indicated
If it is not very painful, nothing needs to be done. Otherwise you can try and stay away from spicy food that might irritate the area.
More often than not, no treatment is indicated

I'm sorry @Dr M , i have a question about inflamed looking bumps and what if one of them has turned white? Is it something bad, or there is possibility that it can be something else, not only cancer. It is white already for a year. Doesn't hurt, and doesn't get any bigger.
 

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I'm sorry @Dr M , i have a question about inflamed looking bumps and what if one of them has turned white? Is it something bad, or there is possibility that it can be something else, not only cancer. It is white already for a year. Doesn't hurt, and doesn't get any bigger.
Hello, I think what you have is an lymphoid cyst. Have you been to an Ent?
 
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Hello, I would like to follow up on my post from June. The inflammation seems to have gone down a bit, however a small white spot has developed this week. Is this something that I should be concerned about or can I wait to see my dentist for my scheduled appointment in December?

I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. Thank you.

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