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What do black dots between the teeth and tonsils indicate?

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Dr. Sumit Bhatti

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :1991

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Posted on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I'm 66, 5'2", 190, found a small, black dot on the arch between my upper teeth and tonsil. Alarmed
Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti 47 hours later
Brief Answer:
Small blood clot. No cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for your query.

1. The spot on the anterior pillar in front of the tonsil appears to be a small blood clot (hematoma).

2. This may be due to minor trauma from hard foodstuff.

3. Get your Vitamin B12 levels checked. A coagulogram is suggested if more spots appear.

4. There is no cause for concern.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.

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