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A 21-year-old male asked:

swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

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Dr. Louis Sterling
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
Possibly: Not really sure of your question. One sign of an infected lower tooth can be swollen glands under the jaw (in the floor of the mouth or in your neck).
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
See a dentist: You need to visit a dentist for x-ray and exam to diagnose the cause of the pain and swollen lymph nodes, may need extraction or root canal treatment.
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 30 years experience
See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
See dentist: Infected teeth (usually lower) can cause swelling of lymph nodes in neck. See dentist. If teeth ok, see ENT doc for swollen glands behind jaw bone.

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Last updated Apr 4, 2021

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