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is it normal for both sides of jaw to swell with abscessed tooth

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Persistent pain: If you are immediately post-surgical this may be a transient problem. If you are at least 4 days post-surgical call the General Dentist or Oral Surge ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Very, very slim: But that doesn't mean that it is impossible. Have any problems with your teeth taken care of immediately.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Soon: If you dont being feeling some relief soon contact your dentist. Antibiotics usually takes 48 hours to work enough to see a significant difference. If ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience Dentistry
Toothache: See your dentist immediately....dental infections if left untreated can be not only painful but fatal. Your dentist can evaluate you and get you feeli ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: All of the symptoms you listed can be attributed to an infected tooth. Please see a dentist for evaluation and treatment.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
37 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: By the time it becomes painful serious damage might have occurred. Address it now.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Asymmetry: None of us have perfectly symmetrical faces. We all have a strong side and a weak side. Barring anatomic abnormality or lesion, this may just be nor ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Hmmm?: Pain to teeth and gums? Yes. Jaw swelling? Perhaps, but not usually. Have your pcp or ENT specialist treat your sinus infection and your dentist exami ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Pregnant extraction: Make sure it has to be extracted 1st. If you are otherwise healthy and in the hands of a competent dentist, it is a safe procedure as long as some bas ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It can: Please see dentist asap. If this is not possible recommend you are seen at er.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Definitely, yes. In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay. It is a common proce ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abraham Thomas
27 years experience Dentistry
Abcess/bone loss: Without more information, it sounds like you have an abcessed tooth and/or bone loss around the tooth.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
I : I am sorry that you are having to go through all of this. I agree that your wisdom tooth will need to be extracted to prevent further inflammation. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: See your dentist. Have the dentist evaluate the area, possibilities include, need of a professional cleaning and or evaluation by a periodontist, for ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Wisdom teeth: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you fin ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Wollock
28 years experience Dentistry
Seattle, It : Seattle, it could be. It could also be pericoronitis, a localized gum infection usually around the lose tissue of a partially erupted third molar. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Infection: This would indicate an infection and should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible to determine the cause of the infection and then render appropria ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, WNL: It is certainly within normal limits to have inflammation and swelling around an erupting wisdom tooth. These two symptoms can indicate that immediate ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually : Most dental infections have dental pain, painful swelling, fever so unlikely. I would be concerned about something going on in the parotid salivary g ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience Dentistry
Possible: Possible but unlikely. There are condition sknown as "gemination" and "fusion" however, they are more comonin primary teeth and usually in the incisor ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Parotid swelling: Parotid swelling can be further evaluated by radiographic imaging, ultrasound, and a sialogram (x-ray test of the salivary duct connecting the parotid ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: While there is certainly a lot of individual variability and asymmetry with everyone's anatomy, there is always the possibility of pathology that may ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes : Upper and lower teeth should not be touching each other at all when relaxed. If they were before the adjustment then expect any tmj/tooth symptoms to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
See Dentist: Your dentist can tell you if anything is going on

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