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left side of mouth swollen

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
W&W: tissue swelling is generally a sign of inflammation, but it can be anything from trauma (during chewing) to allergy (food, medicine) to infection (vir ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: But get checked out by an oral surgeon or ent!
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
This : This means your gums are inflammed from either periodontal problems of from an abscessed tooth. That is my best estimate based on your description, wi ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Difficult : Difficult to tell with out an examination. Gum disease does not have such a quick onset and move around specific areas of the mouth as you describe. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
11 years experience Pain Management
Not related to TMJ: Swelling inside the mouth is usually due to either inflammation or infection. It is possible to have inflammation inside your temporimandibular joint ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Needs Examination: Please see a physician and/or dentist as soon as possible. Swelling can cause obstruction of your airway and can cause breathing issues.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Probably a cold sore: You may have a canker sore caused by the herpes virus. These are especially painful little lesions that may occur in the mouth. They may be so painf ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tongue Trauma: If your tongue is so swollen that you can not close your mouth without difficulty - and it is impacting ability to swallow - I would recommend medical ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Have it evaluated: Whether this is gum disease, a dental abscess, or something else is not clear from your description. Find a dentist & let them help you sort out ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Swollen mouth: Could be from teeth, gums, sinus, etc. Please have it looked at by your family doc. First.
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: See you doctor. If causing an interruption to your eating. Etc. time to see the doctor

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