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Swollen tonsil and impacted wisdom teeth

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
You need a dentist!: And your question(s) is ? See a dentist to evaluate your symptoms, diagnose the problem(s) and recommend treatment. Swelling usually indicates an i ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Nolf
41 years experience Periodontics
Seek exam: Your symptoms are not specific enough without examination. X-rays will be needed for a diagnosis. Pain in the front and a swollen cheek may be cause ... Read More
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Extract the teeth: Antibiotic to address the swollen cheek. Surgically extract impact wisdom teeth since they probably will have to come out sooner or later. Painful p ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op swelling: If the swelling occurred overnight on the day the wisdom teeth were removed, and it's going down each day, it's probably normal. If the swelling has i ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Best to call DDS: Most likely it's a bit of post operative swelling, but it's hard to tell over the internet. It is unknown ho difficult the extractions were, extent of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See your Surgeon: Start by returning to the surgeon who removed your wisdom teeth. Explain your findings and see whether or not it is related to the surgery. Your own s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Call the surgeon: May be within normal limits, but let the surgeon that did the proceedure check it out for you.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lokesh Rao
12 years experience Dentistry
Painful Wisdom: You may have a bad case of pericoronitis. My recommendation would be to get a referral to your local oral surgeon. In the meantime, take a full course ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Rinse vigorously: Try to gently dislodge the seed by rinsing or using a small head toothbrush. If you are unable to get the seed out, it will usually dislodge on its o ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Brace
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Infection: The tonsils can get chronic infection quieting down with antibiotic use and then flaring up again. Adenoids are also usually infected and thus the na ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe: That is longer than i would expect. Call your oral surgeon and ask/be seen for follow up.

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