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A 45-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, are swollen glands normal with incoming wisdom teeth?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No, not usually: Lymph nodes would not enlarge unless there is infection which will cause swelling and pain.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 47 years experience
Yes: Often get swollen lymph notes since when wisdom teeth break through the gum tissue get some inflammation. Make sure your wisdom teeth are evlauated/treated by board certified oral surgeon.
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Can cutting wisdom teeth cause swollen glands?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Partially exposed wisdom teeth can be difficult to keep clean, and may be prone to chronic periodontal problems or acute infections which can produce significant swelling and pain.
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