I've been struggling to find a topic for the letter U so I've decided to write about Underneath. Underneath the tongue that is.
Here's the story. A couple of weeks ago my dear husband went to the dentist for the cleaning and checkup and came home with an appointment with an oral surgeon. The dentist had spotted a dark mark underneath his tongue and wanted him to get it checked out. She said it might be a birth mark that she'd never noticed before... or it could be something else but it might possibly be melanoma!
We weren't too concerned because we feel there's lots of time left ahead, but when you hear a word like that it does niggle. So today he went to the oral surgeon. And the oral surgeon says he's 99% sure it's
an amalgam tattoo. Something neither of us had ever heard of before.
Apparently sometimes the amalgam they used to use in fillings can get into the tissues and discolour them. They're not uncommon or dangerous and they're asymptomatic. So now we can relax about what's happening underneath.