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A 47-year-old member asked:

can tmj cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

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Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 38 years experience
Not TMJ: Tmj disorders do not cause tongue swelling. The swelling may be related to a salivary gland but a number of conditions are associated with tongue swelling.
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
No.: Tmj problems will not cause a swelling under the tongue. A swelling under the tongue could be several things, from an infected sublingual salivary gland to a salivary gland stone or even a ranula. A ranula is a mucous cyst under the tongue connected with the sublingual salivary gland. Your dentist or physician should be able to help you figure it out. If it persists, you should seek treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
No: No. In your age range, see an oral surgeon to make sure nothing serious..

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