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What is the definition or description of: tongue inflammation?

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Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
Swollen Tongue: Good day; Glossitis is a synonym for inflammation of the tongue. Most frequently in my practice patients bite their tongues which result in pain and swelling. I've biopsied tongues in diagnosing Lipomas; referring these patients to oral surgeons. Other causes of swollen tongue include genetic disorders, malignancy, metabolic diseases.

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