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Spots on my tongue



I have had spots on my tounge for as long as I could remember. They are black, circles, and there's about 20-30 of them and now I am getting these very harsh headaches. I would really like to know everything I can about these spots on my tounge, so I can contact my doctor as soon as possible. Please and thank you much!


These spots may be nothing but taste buds or papilla. The color of these can change from time to time. The only way to be sure is to visit your dentist and ask him/her about it. It is very unlikely that the spots on your tongue and your headaches are related. You should visit your physician to determine the source of your headaches.

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Response by:

D Stanley Sharples, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University