Tongue issue or nothing?

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Hey everyone,
Im 33 years old, I've recently noticed a change in the side of my tongue that resembles a small depression or indentation. As a former smoker, I'm concerned about what this could mean. Currently, I don't experience any pain, but I'm wondering if anyone has any insights or ideas about what this might be. I've included some photos with annotations pointing out the area in question. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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Dr M

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The lateral border of the tongue is considered a high risk area. Although it doesn't seem like anything sinister, the photos is not clear enough. The best would be to see your dentist for a consult. If the area seems red, or white, they might refer you for a biopsy.
 

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