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Tiny white bumps

08/10/2007

Question:

Hi. I have tiny white bumps on my cheek close to my lips and I can feel them with my tounge. It's a little rough and they are painless. What do you think they are?

Answer:

They may be normal clumps of tiny saliva glands (fordyce granules).  Have your local dentist check them.

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University