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 is a symptom of many conditions and can be accompanied by the following symptoms:
- 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 can be due to infection, inflammation, allergy genetic disorders, trauma, malignancy or other conditions.