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A 18-year-old female asked:

I had a tooth abscess that caused the lymph nodes along my jaw to swell on one side. if someone accidentally hit that lymph node, would it swell more? i was accidentally hit right in my jaw by my younger brother and now have lots of swelling and pain

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Call the dentist who: Call the dentist who is treating you for advice and an evaluation. If you didn't see one, see one right away! We can't diagnose, evaluate or treat you over the internet.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Infection: An abscess is a virulent infection requiring immediate treatment. By the time it causes lymph node enlargement it is rapidly overcoming your body's defense mechanisms. Traumatically striking already damaged tissue can cause excessive damage. Important that you see a Dentist, Endodontists, or Oral Surgeon immediately.
Last updated Jul 18, 2018

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