Submandibular space infection; Sublingual space infection
Swelling of the tissues occurs quickly. It may block the airway or prevent you from swallowing saliva.
- Breathing difficulty
- Confusion or other mental changes
- Neck pain
- Neck swelling
- Redness of the neck
- Weakness, fatigue, excess tiredness
Other symptoms that may occur with this disease:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Speech that is unusual and sounds like the person has a "hot potato" in the mouth
Signs and tests
An examination of the neck and head shows redness and swelling of the upper neck, under the chin. The swelling may reach to the floor of the mouth. The tongue may be swollen or out of place.