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half of my tongue is swollen

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Maybe it is: Cannot tell without an exam. Dry mouth and allergic reactions, as well as infections all come to mind as possible causes. See your dentist or physicia ... Read More
Dr. Denny Cho
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Is this something...: Recent? Have you changed any of you dental hygiene products or regimen? Are you on any new medications?

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Feel : It will be physically larger than it used to be.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist: I would have your tongue visualized and examined by a dentist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chin
41 years experience Dentistry
Swollen tongue: Have your dentist do an examination to help you determine if there is a need to consult medical followup.
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Visit your dentist: You should have an exam to determine if the swelling is related to trauma or infection or pathology.
Dr. Michael Dagostino
39 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Contact your dentist!
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Consider : Getting a thyroid function test.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Not sure of your ?: Need more information. Did you bite your tongue? Do you chew tobacco? Any dental problems? tooth decay?
A member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Get it checked.: There can be many reasons for swelling under the tongue. It could be as simple as a sensitivity to something you eat or drank, from a dry mouth, or so ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debora Zivari
30 years experience Dentistry
Salivary glands: If the swelling is related to your salivary gland need to be evaluated for blockage , otherwise will result in infection.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergic reaction?: It's quite possible you may be having an allergic reaction to something you have eaten recently. There are also conditions where you tongue and throa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
You might: Be having an allergic reaction to something. If it is acute and worsening, you should go to hospital immediately, because it can cause airway obstruc ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Have it looked at: Small bumps on the tongue may or may not be normal. However, a swollen tongue is not normal. You should see your physician or a dentist to have eithe ... Read More

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