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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
46 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: The infection will almost always stay on the same side. There is tissue to prevent drainage from going to the other side.

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The swollen lymph node would be somewhat tender and on the same side if due to infected tooth.
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
Seek dental care: See your dentist immediately. Depending upon the area, submandibular swelling may be possible in a severe infection. Your dentist will address this by ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A draining abscess can cause a lymph node to swell
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
Under Jaw & Neck: There are a group of lymph nodes under the jaw line just under the wisdom teeth that are usually the first to swell. The tonsils and lymph nodes of th ... Read More
Dr. Steven Koos
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nodal Swelling: Typically the submandibular chain and sometimes the superficial cervical chain, although more rarely, the preauricular chain and buccal.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Possible: Inflamed lymph nodes tell you that you have a raging infection somewhere. Have your Dentist take a look.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Swelling of the gums and soft tissue around an infected tooth is common. If there is a lot of inflammation, or the infection is not treated, the lymp ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
21 years experience Dentistry
It is possible: Any infection in an area can cause swollen nodes or glands. Consult your dentist or physician immediately for an exam.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Goldenberg
52 years experience Dentistry
Enlarged lymph node: A sudden onset enlarged lymph node with a known infection could mean that the lymph system is functioning properly. However observe 2 to 3 weeks and i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
22 years experience Family Medicine
Node : The swollen lymph node is responding to some sort of infection (tooth, sinus, throat), not causing it.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam asap: Never ignore these symptoms. You will need a physical exam, blood and urine testing and possible lymph node biopsy, evaluation, diagnosis and treatmen ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Definitely yes: Dental infection if not treated it can lead to serious complications. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, eyes, ears, sinus and to other are ... Read More
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