A 28-year-old male asked:
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can an infection from a wisdom tooth cause neck swelling and swelling behind the ear plus swelling under the wisdom tooth/jaw? i have no pain with it.

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Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually : Most dental infections have dental pain, painful swelling, fever so unlikely. I would be concerned about something going on in the parotid salivary gland which is in the same location you're describing. See ent.
Answered on Apr 13, 2014
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See oral surgeon: Soft tissue swelling in the head and neck region can become dangerous if pressure is placed on your airway. Regardless of the cause, seek treatment at once.
Answered on Dec 22, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: I would get to an oral surgeon asap. Infection may be spreading.
Answered on Jan 4, 2016

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Dr. Robert Stoner
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Yes: By the time it becomes painful serious damage might have occurred. Address it now.
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