Sublingual bump

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    Hi there,

    Hoping someone can help me figure out what this bump is on the floor of my mouth? Is it just a duct or something I should be concerned about. I’m not sure if it’s always been there, but I only noticed it recently. I’ve been waiting to see if it changes or goes away and so far it’s remained the same. It’s also only on one side, no pain, just feels foreign when I run my tongue over it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Sincerelyconcerned, Jan 23, 2019
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    It appears to be a saliva gland duct. If it is bigger on one side, have your dentist check x-rays for possible stone formation.
     
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    Thank you so much for your response! I will go get it x-rayed. If it’s a stone will it need to be removed?
     
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    Chances are it may be inflammed which could resolve on its own or with topical Triamcinolone in dental paste (corticosteroid). If it is a stone (buy a lottery ticket) then have an oral surgeon evaluate for removal...depending on how close it is to a nerve or blood vessel.
     
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