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    I have what I believe is an ulcer or lump on my tongue

    I have what I think is an ulcer on my tongue which seems to have been there for about 3 - 4 weeks or longer? It seems to shrink then is enlarged again and are sore and hard like I have also notice some on the inside of my gum but they look different to the one on my tongue. what could they be and What can I do to treat them.
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    Jaffar Dental - Trusted and Established since 1997. We are a family owned General Dental Practice offering a friendly and caring environment in Waterford QLD. … View Profile

    Can be many different things. Some serious and some not serious. Best to have an immediate examination. A general dentist can refer to specialist oral pathologist if needed.

  • Principal Dentist at Darlinghurst Dental, a high quality, affordable practice located in the heart of Darlinghurst. A high emphasis on customer service and impeccable cross … View Profile

    A common mouth ulcer usually heals withing 2 weeks. There are many lumps and bumps in our mouth. Some are supposed to be there, such as saliva glands, oil glands etc. If one gets infected, it can be sore and swollen. As it has persisted, it is time to get it checked. You should see your regular dentist for a check. If the diagnosis is not clear, they will send you to an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for further testing and examination.

    Dr Frank Farrelly

    Darlinghurst Dental

    Take Pride in Your Smile

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