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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Black Spot on Tongue

01/05/2010

Question:

I have a 3 yr. old with a black spot on the back part of her tounge. What should I do? Who should we see?

Answer:

I would strongly suggest that you have your child evaluated by a Pediatric dentist and or your Pediatrician.


The “Black Spot” may be nothing more than a blood vessel (vein) or a small hematoma that occurred secondarily by biting the tongue. But the lesion should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out other possibilities.

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Response by:

Richard J Jurevic, DDS, PhD Richard J Jurevic, DDS, PhD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University