A 21-year-old male asked:
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i got a tooth (19) extracted wednesday, today thursday 1 day since. i noticed some blown veins under my tongue, and some swelling. anything to worry?

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Dr. Gary Klugman
46 years experience Dentistry
Probably normal: Sounds about right. If you think things are getting worse rather than improving go back to the dentist.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: Look at both sides under your tongue, if it looks the same then most likely your natural anatomy. If one side is reder, it is possible that the suction got on the tissue and just caused a little localized bleeding. Check with your dentist at the post op visit.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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