Is black spot on tongue a problem?

1 answer | Last updated: Nov 06, 2016
A fellow caregiver asked...

I am a light smoker and have noticed a black spot on my tongue. Is this cause for concern? I saw it once before months ago and it goes away in a few days. Are black spots on tongue common with smokers? Thanks

Expert Answers

Dan Tobin, M.D. is the CEO of Care Support of America, a national service providing telephonic and local nurse counsel to adult children caring for aging parents. Dr. Tobin is the author of books and articles focused on the practical and positive aspects of family caregiving.


Best to have a local doctor evaluate the spot. It is hard to say what it is without a good view.

Stay well,