What Causes Little Bumps on the Tongue?
The most common cause of small bumps on the tongue is a condition called lie bumps, also known as transient lingual papillitis. These bumps can be caused by a variety of factors, including irritation from biting or scraping the tongue, eating acidic foods, or an infection. Lie bumps are usually harmless and will go away on their own, but if they persist for more than a few days or become uncomfortable, you should see your dentist for an evaluation.
When the tongue is irritated, it can cause the small bumps known as lie bumps. This can occur from biting or scraping the tongue or from eating acidic or spicy foods. The bumps are usually painful and may cause burning sensations on the tongue.
Infections, such as oral thrush, can also cause lie bumps. Oral thrush is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans and is characterized by white patches on the tongue. Other infections, such as herpes simplex virus and syphilis, can also cause lie bumps.
Treatment for Lie Bumps
Lie bumps usually go away on their own within a few days. If the bumps are painful or uncomfortable, you can try to relieve the symptoms by avoiding acidic or spicy foods, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and brushing your teeth and tongue regularly. If the bumps persist for more than a few days, you should see your dentist for an evaluation.
Preventing Lie Bumps
To prevent lie bumps, it is important to practice good oral hygiene, avoid biting or scraping the tongue, and avoid eating acidic or spicy foods. Additionally, if you have an infection, it is important to get it treated promptly to prevent it from worsening and causing lie bumps.
If you are concerned about little bumps on your tongue, contact Perfect Smile Tulsa for an evaluation. Our experienced team of dentists can help diagnose the cause of your symptoms and provide treatment to alleviate them. We offer a range of treatments, including teeth cleaning, regular check-ups, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help keep your smile healthy and looking its best.