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A 25-year-old female asked:

5 days ago removed two impacted wisdom teeth. left side is healing great, while the right has a swollen lymph node on the jaw. slight throbbing :( ?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Call the surgeon: May be within normal limits, but let the surgeon that did the proceedure check it out for you.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Infection: The swollen lymph node is a good indicator of infection. If you got antobiotics from the sutgeon the day of your surgery and have been taking them then they may not be effective. If not then call them and ask for a prescription. Either way this problem needs to be addressed asap.

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Last updated Jun 7, 2016

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