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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have had 1 swollen tonsil and swollen lymph node on my jaw for a few days now. today i woke up to a swollen gum on the same side. the swelling is around my wisdom tooth and also my top front teeth. could these symptoms be related? what should i do?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Infection: You likely have an infection spreading from your gum. The presence of chills points to a systemic infection which requires immediate medical attention and prompt dental care.
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