U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
KY
A 28-year-old male asked:

Can an infection from a wisdom tooth cause swelling along right side of neck and under the jaw? there is no pain with it. dentist said its infection

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Stoner
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: By the time it becomes painful serious damage might have occurred. Address it now.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Yes - inflammation : And swelling are possible best to be addressed in a timely manner. Dentist might elect to premed with antibiotics prior to scheduling for extraction. Hope this helps.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Apr 25, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.