If you have lumps on your tongue and you are researching the internet to find out what they are, where they came from, and how to get rid of them, you are going to need some help.
First, take a deep breath. Your online research for symptoms will inevitably include the possibility of oral cancer. Just because lumps on tongues are sometimes a sign of cancer does not mean that most tongue lumps are cancerous.
What are lumps on the tongue?
Lumps on your tongue can be canker sores, inflamed papillae, irritated taste buds, or the result of a cold. Some are caused by infections and some are even the result of dental work.
Now, if the lumps on your tongue have been present for longer than a few weeks, it would be best to talk to a doctor or dentist about what the problem is. But, if the lumps on your tongue are new to the scene, try to remember what may have caused your tongue to become lumpy in the first place.
What causes lumps on the tongue?
You may have an allergic reaction to a new food causing lumps on your tongue; biting your tongue, burning your tongue, cutting your tongue–all of these things could cause lumps.
One of the most common reasons for lumps on the tongue is not cleaning the tongue properly. If you don’t regularly clean your tongue, infections are more likely to spread on the surface wreaking all sorts of painful bacterial havoc in your mouth.
How can cleaning your tongue help?
Cleaning your tongue with an Orabrush is the best way to painlessly remove harmful bacteria from your tongue to avoid future lumps on your tongue. Simply place the soft bristled head of the Orabrush against the back of your tongue and pull forward. You will quickly see the difference Orabrush makes on your tongue.
Lumps on your tongue may be painful or annoying; however, they most likely aren’t cancerous. If they repeatedly return or cause you immense pain, see a doctor. In the mean time, clean your tongue.