5 days ago I burnt my tongue from some scolding hot soup and upon checking my tongue, I discovered what looks like a lump/bump on the right side of my tongue (I have attached 2 photos of said "bump"). Of course the first thing I did was Google it and this has led me here.
I reached out to a family member who has just recently passed their dentistry exams and sent them the same photos. They said it was probably due to the burn or that I was perhaps biting my tongue and it should go away. However, my tongue has pretty much healed back up and the bump remains, I don't think it has reduced in size. Which is why I am concerned.
It is painless and quite soft. I can easily move it about with my finger. The thing is, I don't know if the bump was there before the burn or if it's linked to it. I also noticed today that when I rest my tongue the lump seems to be right where my wisdom teeth are erupting (could this have something to do with it?).
I'm 22 and currently abroad so I wouldn't be able to see my usual dentist for the next 2 months. Is this something that I should get looked at urgently? I nearly lost my father to an unrelated cancer at an early age and have grown up always being weary!
Thanks for your advice.