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what causes some small black spots on my tongue? Spots are on the underside of tongue, not on top. I also have very dry mouth.
Hi--I'll be glad to help you. It will be advice only as I cannot treat or examine you. However, if you can load up a photo that will help.
Are the spots flat or raised? Do they look smooth or fuzzy? Do you smoke or drink much alcohol (some alcohol is healthy!)
I need answers to these questions to narrow down for your specific problem.
They are raised and smooth. Have had these for about two-three weeks. Seem to be getting more of them. Do not smoke and only drink a beer ocassionally.
Good for not smoking! Occasional alcohol is good for you, heart-wise.
Do you use a lot of Pepto Bismol? This can cause black tongue.
Have you brushed your tongue regularly to see it they will go away?
Do these bleed if brushed or bothered in some way?
Do you have any swellings otherwise in mouth or neck?
Have you taken antibiotics lately?
No antibiotics lately
Do you recommend a dentist or doctor to first check this out?