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i have swelling on the one side under my tongue?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
See Dentist: Most likely is blocked salivary duct. See your Dentist or Oral Surgeon. May clear up on its own or require a little help. Good Luck
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
A few thoughts...: A swelling under the tongue could be dangerous... if it rapidly expands, it can block your airway and cause asphyxiation. How long have you had it? How old are you? Do you have any teeth? Do you smoke? Answers to these questions could give some insight to an answer... lacking any information whatsoever, best bet is for you to see a local oral surgeon.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Examination needed: Any pain, bleeding, or as in your case swelling, should be evaluated. Please see your General Dentist to determine cause, and thus appropriate treatment. Could be blocked salivary duct, tooth or gum infection, neoplasm, result of trauma, etc. Referral to Oral Surgeon may be in order. Please call your Dentist now.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your DDS: There are several reasons that may be responsible for such swelling under the tongue and visit to your dentist for evaluation is warranted.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

Hello. Can you brush your tongue with an electric toothbrus? Or can it be dangerous? Can it make the tongue swell?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Pretty safe: in general. can trigger a gag reflex. you'd have to brush really really long to cause even minor abrasion .

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