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What are the flaps under the tongue?

Hi im 16 and i was looking in the mirror when i noticed there are on each side, on the the bottom of my tongue are flaps kind of things the trail down to the connection of my tongue and they almost look like little hands almost that i can flip back and forth but are very small and i have no idea. Im hoping someone can tell me if they would somehow understand because it was hard to explain.
Tue, 20 May 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
thanks for your query, i have gone through your question. the white tissue tags could be secondary to trauma or any inflamation of the duct openings near the floor of the mouth. nothing to worry, it will heal by its own. if it troubles then consult a oral physician and get it removed. i hope my answer will help you. take care.
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