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What causes tongue inflammation on the sides?

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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
More questions:: Does it hurt? How bad is it, and how long has it been that way? The tongue could swell for a number of reasons including but not limited to injury to the tongue (biting or external injury), a local reaction to an irritant in your mouth, or an allergic (system-wide reaction). Determine which of these it could be (if any and consult with an oral surgeon, ENT or your pcp).
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Tongue chewing: You may be chewing on your tongue. Thus can happen during sleep.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Biting: In many cases, tongue inflammation on the sides only is caused by biting on the tongue. To rule out any issues, it should be checked by your dentist.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2017

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