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Experience:  Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA
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I started tasting blood in my mouth and found a small hole

Customer Question

I started tasting blood in my mouth and found a small hole in the center of my tongue. What could cause this?
JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?
Customer: No tooth pain no loose teeth
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: none
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Hegland replied 4 months ago.

I think the only way to really give you any kind of idea about whats going on would be to submit a picture or 2 of the area, how long have you noticed this?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This happened on this past Saturday
I used salt water to stop the bleeding
However I can still see where the hole is and it appears to have a little swelling around it
Expert:  Dr. Hegland replied 4 months ago.

Ok, well unless you can remember injuring the area it really leaves the door wide open to almost any kind of oral lesion. So a picture is critical to really narrow the spectrum down.

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