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various causes of swollen under chin . It is painful but not very much

Peace - Swelling under the chin could occur for a few reasons.  It could simply be from an infection of the lower front teeth and or their gums.  It could be from a blocked salivary gland under your tongue.  It could be from an inflamed lymph node.  

No matter the cause, it is important that you have a skilled doctor, such as an oral surgeon or ear, nose and throat doctor examine you before the swelling becomes a more significant problem.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BA- University of Connecticut DMD-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

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