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Swollen frenulum under tongue

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Frenulum: It can be swollen from a viral infection like a canker sore. You could have torn it partially, or you could have trauma from food or hot drinks.
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Injury suspected: Perhaps an injury from very hot food or beverage or too much suction while kissing causing injury.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Depends: A clogged salivary gland due to a NON stone could be possible. Food irritation, local trauma, a hot drink burn could cause swelling. Please get rechec... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Canker sore: Canker sores or apthous ulcers can cause your symptoms. Try topical anesthetic paste to reduce pain and protect the area until it heals. Avoid acidi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Most likely thrush: This is a fungal infection that occasionally occurs in the mouth. It is usually uncomfortable and in fact commonly painful. There are good medicated... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Infection: There are numerous microorganisms that can cause infections in the mouth. Please see your Dentist for a differential diagnosis to determine the cause... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
May be an infection: or perhaps a nickel allergy or metal allergy. I would have dermatologist look at it to verify and treat depending on cause. Likely you will need to re... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Swelling: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain and swelling, deserves immediate attention. See your Dentist. May be from trauma, infection, or you may be par... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Exam: Difficult to give a DX without a visual exam Suggest calling your DR for an apt.
A member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
Warm salt water : Plica fimbriata are the fringe-like folds of mucosa on underside of the tongue on either side of the frenulum. Sometimes they become enlarged if the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Trauma or : Infection are the most common reasons for a symptomatic frenum. Consult with your dentist, even if the symptoms improve. There may be an issue that ne... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 13 years experience
Don't worry...: Most likely not a big deal. See your dentist to have it checked out, but it will usually heal up just fine. While it may be sore now, look on the br... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amgad Faragalla
Dentistry 34 years experience
teeth bitten trauma: First we need to know the nature of the swelling and if the swelling is painful how long. So it can be just from trauma or from growth. Sometime sha... Read More

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