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Swelling Symptoms and Causes

Swelling can occur throughout the mouth for a variety of reasons. While most conditions that cause mouth swelling are not serious, there are several that are potentially life-threatening. Swelling can be chronic and occur gradually over weeks or months. However, if swelling occurs suddenly in the lips or tongue, it may be due to a serious allergic reaction, infection, or injury.

Swelling Symptoms:

Swelling is a symptom of many conditions and can be accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Bad breath
  • Tingling or burning sensation
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing
  • Excessive salivation or drooling
  • Dental pain due to dental disease
  • Rashes, blisters, ulcers or sores

Swelling Causes:

Swelling can be due to infection, inflammation, allergy genetic disorders, trauma, malignancy or other conditions.