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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, American Academy of Oral Medicine
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I have what seems to be a irritated tastebud - it kind of

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I have what seems to be a irritated tastebud - it kind of sticks out from tongue when I stick my tongue out. It also kind of looks like a whitehead pimple. Will this go away?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr Matthew Kremser replied 2 years ago.

Very normal- this happens occasionally when a papillae or taste bud is accidently bit or even with a burn or spicy food. It normally takes 5-7 days for the irritation to heal. Avoid hot and spicy foods, salt water rinses are great for healing...