U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Swollen gums under tongue

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Sounds painful: As well. Please take your child to his pediatrician or pediatric dentist to be diagnosed and appropriately treated. On line consultation / recommend... Read More
Dr. Dave Burns
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
ANUG: It could be acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis which is what you described so see your pediatric md or dds.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
Cold sores: What you describe is not just the cold sore causing other oral problems but a possible systemic infection sometimes strep throat can result in all th... Read More
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
IT could: It could be a viral infection which, in addition to causing sores, could cause viral gum infection.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Evaluation: You can help him by having him evaluated by a Dentist, preferably a children's dental specialist, a Pedodontist. The pPedodoontist can evaluate the le... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Infection?: Swollen gums are most likely due to an infection, which could be from several sources. It warrants an immediate visit to the dentist to determine the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
See a periodontist: You need to see a periodontist they specialize in these kind of problems. Please dont let it go as it can cause a lot of damage if left untreated.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hulbert
Dentistry 22 years experience
Wisdom teeth: At your age i would suspect an infection around erupting wisdom teeth if you have not already had them removed. Very common, it is called pericorniti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dent... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 43 years experience
See your dentist: You should see your dentist for this. This sounds like you could have a disease process going on in your mouth. Your dentist will be able to determine... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Not enough info: There could be so many reasons for this. It could be a dental infection, dental decay, various medical conditions, a side effect of prescription drug... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 51 years experience
Virus: Sounds like initial exposure to the common herpes simplex virus which almost universally present in our population. Have your pediatrician check your ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership