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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Dental and Oral Health Center
Inflammation in one of my circumvallate pap
Hello. I noticed two days ago that I felt pain when swallowing and when I looked I noticed that one of the bumps (circumvallate papillae) in the back of my tongue has become swollen, larger, and painful compared to the rest which are all normal and painless. I do seem to be getting a cold, and I scrape my tongue daily with a plastic scraper to avoid the white coating that always builds up. Is it possible I have injured it with the scraper or with some food or is this due to getting a cold? And, how long should I wait before I see a doctor for more evaluation if the pain continues? Any palliative care in the meantime? Thank you!
Give it two weeks to heal.
David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University