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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
14 yr old with large hard knot inside tongue
the large painful knot cannot be seen, only felt. It came up overnight. ENT says, maybe a mucus cyst, but the info I have says they are not hard and don`t develop very quickly. We were advised to wait a week. Should we seek other treatment from dental or oral surgeon first or wait?
I would wait the week to see if it goes away. If not, I would definitely see on oral surgeon or oral pathologist.
Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University