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Can dental work cause jaw gland swelling?

Can dental work cause jaw gland swelling?

Maybe: Any swelling after dental treatment should be examined by a dentist or a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I recently had dental work & now am getting really bad headaches the pain will most times be in the my whole head like a migrain but accompanied by pain in my jaw socket area, in my throat about where my glands are, in my temples and eyes, and alll my bo

I recently had dental work &  now am getting really bad headaches the pain will most times be in the my whole head like a migrain but accompanied by pain in my jaw socket area, in my throat about where my glands are, in my temples and eyes, and alll my bo

What treatment?: Not enough information. The invasiveness of the procedure could tell us much more. If surgery it may be normal, if an infection was causative, it takes a while for antibiotics to work. If a filling or crown was placed and is hitting prematurely, it can throw off your bite and cause much discomfort locally and distant. Call your dentist and discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.

Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.

Swelling: Can't see your other question...system doesn't work that way. As a general rule, any pain, swelling, or bleeding should be immediately investigated. Could be lymph nodes swollen from trying to filter an infection, or partially blocked salivary gland, or draining abscess, or so many other things. Bite the bullet, call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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I have ear fullness feeling and little swelling gland at jaw since 20 days and now swelling gland will normal only I have itchy in ear what is cause?

I have ear fullness feeling and little swelling gland at jaw  since 20 days and now swelling gland will normal only I have itchy in ear what is cause?

Is it the ear?: Palpate the swelling and open and close your mouth. If it is the jaw joint you will feel it move when you open and close. Sometimes the TMJ can give ear symptoms like fullness. I would have an ENT check it out first to be sure there are no medical problems. If not, then check with a dentist who conservatively treat TMJ issues to see if that is a possible cause. ...Read more

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I have swelling and pain after dental work. How to get rid of this?

I have swelling and pain after dental work. How to get rid of this?

What treatment ?: Sometimes a bit of swelling can be expected after certain treatments. Otherwise swelling can be indicative of an infection, not just inflammation. Since you are under the care of a local dentist, give their office a call for guidance. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swelling after dental work?

Is it normal to have swelling after dental work?

Depends: Depends on what dental work was performed. Root canal treatment and extractions usually have some swelling post treatment. Call the dentist and describe your situation to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent face swelling after dental work?

Is it possible to prevent face swelling after dental work?

Swelling: Swelling is typically caused by an infection . Call your dentist about this. You should be seen for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can swelling be reduced on my cheek after doing dental work?

How can swelling be reduced on my cheek after doing dental work?

Ice: Icing can dramatically help reduce swelling after most facial or dental procedures. This is most effective within the first 24 hours. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower right jaw and my right temple due to dental work. I had a crown placement. What can I do about this situation?

Pain in my lower right jaw and my right temple due to dental work. I had a crown placement. What can I do about this situation?

How long?: Discomfort after dental treatment is not unusual. Tissues become inflamed, and it usually passes in a day or two and is managed with otc pain meds. If your problem is more severe or longer in duration, call your dentist to discuss. ...Read more

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Is having bone grafting done on your jaw for dental work painful?

Yes and no: First of all, to minimal the post op pain, all bone graft should be done in a healthy environment, i.e., no infection (tooth or gum). This can be achieved by a good cleaning and laser treated the local persistent site of infection. Antibiotic can be prescribed 1 week ahead, with anti inflammatory med taken prior to surgery. Stability of graft and full closure are important. Pain med given. ...Read more

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Sore jaw following dental work. What pain meds will help stop the pain?

Depends: If the soreness is muscular in origin from being open a long time or from stress on your joint, it is usually reversible and responsive to nsaids like ibuprofen. If the soreness seems to be near a tooth that was recently worked on, nsaids will help but you may need additional treatment on that tooth. Give it a day or 2 to settle down and return to the dentist if it persists. ...Read more

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Is braces/dental ever covered by insurance when having jaw surgery. I have a broken jaw but can't get it fixed without braces and dental work it hurts?

Is braces/dental ever covered by insurance when having jaw surgery.  I have a broken jaw but can't get it fixed without braces and dental work it hurts?

Sometimes: Check with your insurance carrier, and talk to your dentist, orthodontist, oral surgeon and see if they are willing to write you a narrative and you can get a pre-auth determination. ...Read more

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Can a septocaine shot for dental work, leave a bruise on the outside of your jaw? I informed the dr. Of this, and he said it was part of a reaction to the septocaine. I also had an abrasion further away from the injection. I know his assistant left the su

Can a septocaine shot for dental work, leave a bruise on the outside of your jaw? I informed the dr. Of this, and he said it was part of a reaction to the septocaine. I also had an abrasion further away from the injection. I know his assistant left the su

An : An injection of any sort in most parts of your body can result in a "bruise", a small amount of internal bleeding at the injection site. It will usually go away without any problems. I don't know what dental procedure was performed on you, but the swelling could have been from the procedure or from the injection. I did not understand your question: are you still swollen over 2 weeks later, or 2 weeks later they told you that you were allergic to the anesthetic? Either way, to answer your initial inquiry, yes, an injection can leave a small, transient bruise. ...Read more

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