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Fort Lauderdale, FL
A 28-year-old male asked:

Swollen gland in left side of throat under jaw for over 1 month. i had a tooth infection bottom left removed last week can this be serious?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tooth issue: Taking care of the diseases tooth should take care of the swollen gland as it is on the same side and in same area as infected tooth. If gland does not change or get smaller over next 2'weeks, see your doc
Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Possible infection: May be an infection involving a lymph node. May also be an infected salivary gland. In either case, you should see a doctor. May need some antibiotics.
Last updated Mar 24, 2020


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