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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Air bubble in the tongue

05/07/2008

Question:

i have a bump in my tongue not on it but actually inside it and just by looking you wouldn`t know it was there. it is located on the left side toward the front about 2-3 centimeters from the tip it feels like an air bubble in my tongue?

Answer:

It would be difficult to say what this is without doing an examination. Your description is most suggestive of a cyst, a dilated (swollen) blood vessel (such as a varicose vein), or a benign tumor. Ideally you should be evaluated by an oral pathologist.

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Response by:

Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University