I have had a small lesion on the tip of my tongue for almost 2 years. Underneath the lesion is a taste bud that every so often gets inflamed and then the lesion swells, and bugs me. A few weeks ago I was at the dentist and mentioned it and he suggested I get it removed. Well first thing this morning I went and had it cut out. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. They numbed my tongue with Novocaine, and I have to say, it was not a pleasant thing. But once it took affect, I felt nothing. The strange part is having a very numb tongue! Can't talk very clearly and the stitches feel very strange, but so far it doesn't hurt. I am sure once all of the numbness wears off, it will be pretty tender.
Well here is a before and after picture. Sorry, but the after picture isn't very clear, but you can see enough. I know, no pictures at all would be enough!