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Dental and Oral Health (Children)




ok my neice is 6 yrs old.On the back of her tounge she has what actually looks like another tounge growing. It is on the very back of her tounge. What could it be?


This probably represents the epiglottis, a flap that covers the opening of the larynx (voice box) during swallowing. Her pediatrician should be able to confirm this.

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Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University