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Sugar bumps



are any of the small, painless bumps that appear on the side or bottom of the tongue from eating too much sugar? that`s why I have been told ...


The fact that your bumps are painless and occur on the bottom of the tongue as well as the tongue sides, makes it unlikely that they are caused by sugar or what people have called "sugar bumps" or "lie bumps" (also known as transient lingual papillitis).

But there is not enough information for me to tell you what they may represent. Should they persist, get larger, or become more numerous, check with your dentist or a dental specialist to find out what could be causing your tongue bumps. Good luck!

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John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University