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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Bumps on your frenulum

01/06/2009

Question:

The other day i stumbled up some let red bump lookin things on my frenulum( in case its the wrong term its the little skin flap that goes under your tongue thats attached to your mouth). They don`t bleed nor hurt what could they be?

Answer:

While the bumps could be little lymphoid aggregates (normal collections of immune cells called lymphocytes - similar to what tonsils are made of), it would be impossible to say exactly what they are without doing an examination. If they persist or enlarge and you want a definite diagnosis, then you should make an appointment to see an oral pathologist.

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Response by:

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