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A 57-year-old female asked:

Dental issues. appt soon for laser deep scale cleaning. mouth been hurtin, now gland where tonsil is are swollen. should i keep dentist appt.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Fritz
44 years experience
Dental issues: Yes, keep the appointment. Sounds like you have infection in your gums which the laser will help remove.
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
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.
Last updated Jan 15, 2016


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