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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Red sore on 9 month`s tongue

11/08/2007

Question:

Today I noticed a red spot (looks like a sore) on my 9 month old baby`s tongue. Apart from that he seems very normal although I noticed that he is not showing much interest in food that he shows ususally. I don`t know when it happened. I am really worried. What could this red spot be?

Answer:

Without being able to see the spot directly, there are too many possibilities for me to cover. If the spot persists for more than a week to 10 days or if it appears to be enlarging, I would suggest that you get an appointment with a pediatric dentist as soon as conveniently possible. The likelihood that it is something serious is small, but it is better to be safe.

Good luck!

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Response by:

John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University