Bumps on the side of the tongue can be even more annoying than on the top or bottom because they are constantly bumping into or hitting other parts of the mouth. And when sore tongue bumps hit your hard teeth, you may end up moaning in pain.
Causes of Bumps on the Side of the Tongue
Bumps on the side of the tongue come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. The red and white varieties tend to be particularly worrisome because they stand out the most. These are caused by trauma to the tongue (biting or hitting the tongue), canker sores, extremely hot, spicy, or acidic foods, swollen taste buds, or bacterial growth.
Bumps on the side of the tongue that are under the surface could indicate a swollen salivary gland or an allergic reaction. Larger swollen bumps can also be a sign of oral cancer, but those cases are rare.
Remedies for Bumps on the side of the Tongue
Some websites and discussion boards suggest that you cut off the bumps on your tongue using nail clippers or kill the bumps by gargling with hydrogen peroxide.
These suggestions are dangerous and often do not completely solve the root problem.
If the bumps on the side of you tongue are caused by fungal growth, cutting off the infected bumps will only cause infection, and gargling with hydrogen peroxide will only kill the bacteria for a short time.
To remove the bad bacteria, you need to clean your tongue!
How to Clean Bumps on the Side of your Tongue
The Orabrush will help you clean your tongue and prevent future bumps. It is designed to help remove bacteria causing bad breath and fungal growth from the surface of your tongue. And less bacteria means a happier tongue.
Simply place the soft bristled head of the Orabrush against the back of your tongue and pull forward. When you remove the Orabrush you will see white gunk on it. This is the bacteria and residue you need to get rid of to prevent bumps on the side of your tongue.
If you regularly clean your tongue using the Orabrush, you will likely see fewer bumps on the side of your tongue in the future.