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Flesh and movable bumps under the surface of tongue, behind front teeth, not painful. Any ideas?

hi , i have 3 bumps directly under the surface under my tongue and behind my bottom front teeth . first one on the way down is in the middle . then one (the biggest on the right maybe 1/10 inch) then one on the left. they are not painful at all. infact they are pleasureful to push on and i feel like i want to crush them. maybe related to stress they do have quite a bit of free moving space and are like fleshy and then hard inside. any ideas?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello & welcome,

If you have no pain in the bumps, that means those are not really harmful or they are not associated with certain infection.

Bumps on the area behind the lower anteriors may be so called torus mandibularis which is abnormal growth of mandibular bone lingualy and their presence is absolutely harmless .

This growth can be seen most likely in the premolar area of the mandible. If it is bigger in size than usual, it may interfere with the function of the tongue or patient may feel discomfort due to it.

No treatment is necessary as such. Only you can do is to visit your dentist & get clinically examined to rule out any other problem related to floor of the mouth below tongue.

Normally salivary gland ducts & their openings can also feel like bumps if they are slightly bigger in size, but this condition is very rare & patient may not even notice it.

Don't ever try to push them or or put pressure on them as there are chances of getting hurt & it may then get infected later on.
Just keep your oral cavity clean by proper brushing techniques & even by use of antiseptic mouthwash occasionally.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
Based on your description of what you see. This appears to be most likely normal floor of the mouth anatomy. Attached to the tough stringy thing that attaches your tongue to the floor of your mouth (lingual frenum) there are normal bumps, these are called submandibular and sublingual duct orifices and they drain saliva from your salivary ducts locacted below and on the sides of your tongue. You also have sublingual papilla which can hang off the tongue and fom little bumps. Other common bumps found are fordyce granules which basically are sweat glands.

Hope this helps, google tongue anatomy and see if an image shows up and this is what I was talking about. the best way to answer this question from the amount of information given is to evaluate them in person.

Best wishes, and good health,

Dr. Ward
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
the bumps are due to accumulation of pus in it .this is case of periodontal abscess.there may be food debris accumulated.get you r teeth cleaned.root planning,gingival curettage also can be done.
please do not squeeze the abscess as it can lead to spread of lesion.
drain the abscess gradually.
antibiotics should be taken only when the abscess drains out as it can lead into antibioma.
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
are they reddish in colour. if so be careful not to crush them because they may bleed. if they have been there fro a long time then there might be no reason to worry. however just keep a watch on their size over a period of time.
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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