A 57-year-old female asked:
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dental issues. appt soon for laser deep scale cleaning. mouth been hurtin, now gland where tonsil is are swollen. should i keep dentist appt.

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Dr. Edward Fritz
42 years experience Dentistry
Dental issues: Yes, keep the appointment. Sounds like you have infection in your gums which the laser will help remove.
Answered on Jan 15, 2016
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Dr. Steven Corben
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Probably: Call your dentist and tell her/him your symptoms. Usually glands swell as the first response to an infection and the infection can be caused by your periodontal disease for which treatment is scheduled. Your dentist may want to give you an antibiotic if this is the case.
Answered on Jun 26, 2013

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