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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Can you tell me is my swollen tongue caused by medication?

Can you tell me is my swollen tongue caused by medication?

Sorry, we can't: It might be. It could also be a food allergy, a growth, or an infection. This needs to be physically evaluated. Please call an oral surgeon for an appointment.

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Dr. Victor Zeines Dr. Zeines
Dentistry
47 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. John Van der Werff Dr. Van der Werff
Dentistry
35 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Can you tell me if a lot of my tastes buds are red and swollen, and a have a few painful white ones on the sides and on topp of my tongue. How can I get it to go away?

Can you tell me if a lot of my tastes buds are red and swollen, and a have a few painful white ones on the sides and on topp of my tongue. How can I get it to go away?

Hard to tell: Without seeing you it is hard to tell what is normal and what is pathological. I would suggest having a dentist look at you to give you a diagnosis. I have had many patients look at their tongue and tell me they have a problem and when I look at their tongue it looks normal... The pain could be a neurological condition...

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Can you tell me what is going if I have white spit on my tongue and swelling and swollen white spot?

Can you tell me what is going if I have white spit on my tongue and swelling and swollen white spot?

Sorry, but no..: You will have to see a dentist for a personal one on one clinical exam. These types of questions cannot be properly or accurately answered over the internet.

Dr. John Scuba Dr. Scuba
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
21 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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I had a deep cleaning 8days ago the roof of my mouth is ao swollen im ready to jump out of a wind I went back to tell them they said its normal is it?

I had a deep cleaning 8days ago the roof of my mouth is ao swollen im ready to jump out of a wind I went back to tell them they said its normal is it?

Swollen palate: It is difficult to determine how a dental cleaning, deep or otherwise, could cause palatal swelling UNLESS you have advanced periodontal gum and bone disease and the instrumentation has induced an infection. If you have a fever or other symptoms (chills, nausea, etc) you may have an infection. In such cases, these findings are not "normal" and you need further treatment, possibly antibiotics.

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil Dr. Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Swollen side of tongue?

Bite, allergy, infect,: Perhaps you bit it and it got swollen; perhaps allergy to something you ate, or a medicine (prescribed or otc); or a small break in the tongue mucous membrane and infection set in; may be an entity called glossitis, an inflammation without clear cause. Usually it is self-limited problem, and nonspecific rx, warm saline gargles, antihistamine helps. If persists, dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT doc.

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Dr. Amgad Faragalla Dr. Faragalla
Dentistry
30 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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Left side of tongue is swollen?

Left side of tongue is swollen?

teeth bitten trauma: First we need to know the nature of the swelling and if the swelling is painful how long. So it can be just from trauma or from growth. Sometime sharp edge of tooth or partial prosthetic that cause ulcer and it grow to tumor. It might need biopsy to diagnose the lesion.

Dr. J. Richard Shih Dr. Shih
Dentistry - Cosmetic
24 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Why is my tongue white and swollen?

Why is my tongue white and swollen?

Abnormity possible: If any size of white spots showed in the oral vavity for some times and you knew that it was not there before, it might be a pathologic lesion and need your attention especially when you noticed a combined swelling. Seeing an oral surgeon or a physician is suggested.

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Dr. Mark Venincasa Dr. Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
31 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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How do I know if my tongue is swollen?

How do I know if my tongue is swollen?

See your dentist: I would have your tongue visualized and examined by a dentist.

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Dr. Denny Cho Dr. Cho
Dentistry
14 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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It feels like my tongue is swollen why?

It feels like my tongue is swollen why?

Is this something...: Recent? Have you changed any of you dental hygiene products or regimen? Are you on any new medications?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko Dr. Eleczko
Dentistry
32 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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I feel like my tongue is swollen and has been for several years?

I feel like my tongue is swollen and has been for several years?

Missing teeth: If you are missing back teeth your tongue can get bigger and fill this space.

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Dr. Michael Dagostino Dr. Dagostino
Dentistry
36 years in practice
Ohio State University College of Dentistry
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What does it mean if the back of your tongue is a little swollen?

Inflamed lymph gland: In the back of your tongue is a group of lymphatic tissue that can get inflamed for a variety of reasons.

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Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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My girlfriend woke up with the bottom of her tongue swollen and hurting badly. What could this be symptoms of?

My girlfriend woke up with the bottom of her tongue swollen and hurting badly. What could this be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: Could be from a dental infection, could be from a salivary gland infection, could be a small stone trying to get out. She needs to see a doctor right away as infections in the floor of the mouth can be serious and spread.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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My wife has a swollen growth at the side of tongue what could be responsible and what can cure it? Regards and thanks in advance

My wife has a swollen growth at the side of tongue what could be responsible and what can cure it? Regards and thanks in advance

Oral surgeon: Your wife needs to have the growth evaluated. It may be nothing serious, but it can be, too. Smoker? Drinker? All factor into equation. Please call asap for appointment, even if there is no pain. The longer you wait, the more tissue will need to be removed if it has to be excised.

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Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Lately my tongue has been swollen to the point of making me slur my words, in addition to be abnormally cold. But not all the time?

Lately my tongue has been swollen to the point of making me slur my words, in addition to be abnormally cold. But not all the time?

If your tongue: Becomes visibly swollen, it could be an allergic reaction. If it is a sensation of swelling along with slurring of words, it could be something related to your brain. Have your doctor check it out again.

Dr. Moshe Lewis Dr. Lewis
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
21 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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My left tongue is swollen no pain it's been like this for about 10 months it's affecting my speech please help thank you oh it's getting worse?

My left tongue is swollen no pain it's been like this for about 10 months it's affecting my speech please help thank you oh it's getting worse?

See ENT specialist: It is not clear if there is an infection or what the cause may be. In the interim gargle with warm salt water and see an ENT which are throat specialists

Dr. Joel Piehl Dr. Piehl
Dentistry - Periodontics
47 years in practice
University of Washington School of Dentistry
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Awaken with left side of tongue swollen, stuck to side of check. Affects speech. Back to normal within a few hours. Happened x3 in a couple of months?

Awaken with left side of tongue swollen, stuck to side of check. Affects speech. Back to normal within a few hours. Happened x3 in a couple of months?

Have exam: This sounds like a small gland (like a sweat gland) on the side of the tongue might have a clogged duct which causes the swelling which then subsides as the duct slowly allows the fluid to drain. See an oral surgeon.

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Dr. Devon Webster Dr. Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

Many possibilities: I can give you some ideas, but a doctor needs to see you and examine you and know more about your history. Possibilities: allergy or angioedema; your tongue might feel swollen (with no true swelling) because of a nerve problem; neurologic issue like stroke, ms; tongue or oral cancer; infection like herpes, etc. If your tongue is swollen enough to affect your speech, get to a doctor immediately!

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Why is underneath my tongue on left side swollen?

Hard to tell: There are a number of causes and some questions that need answering, as well as a visualization before a diagnosis can be made. It can be an infection, a cyst, a blocked duct, or even a tumor. These types of problems need the attention of a local doctor. Please call an oral surgeon.

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