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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

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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Before dental work shoud I take chlordiazepoxide to relax jaw?

Before dental work shoud I take chlordiazepoxide to relax jaw?

Ask dentist: Ask your dentist. He/she is in the best position to counsel you. ...Read more

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Muscular spasm in jaw makes it hard to have dental work. Should I take Valium first?

Muscular spasm in jaw makes it hard to have dental work. Should I take Valium first?

Ask your dentist: There are many choices to reduce spasm, including an NSAID (such as ibuprofen), valium, or a muscle relaxant. ...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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What could clear filled bumps in mouth be? One in jaw and 3 near tonsil area. Don't have tonsils. Had recent dental work. They are small clear bumps

What could clear filled bumps in mouth be? One in jaw and 3 near tonsil area. Don't have tonsils. Had recent dental work. They are small clear bumps

Mucocoeles?: Clear filled bumps or bubbles are often mucocoeles, which often do not need treatment. To know for sure you really need to see a dentist. A dentist can see for sure what this may be. It truly is too difficult to say for sure through solely a question on this website. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth wide since orthodontia. Jaw muscle goes into spasm during long dental work. Need help asap?

Unable to open mouth wide since orthodontia. Jaw muscle goes into spasm during long dental work. Need help asap?

Orthodontia: You need to call your orthodontist to evaluate reason. I can't diagnose the cause without an exam myself. A proper treatment can be determined once the cause is known. ...Read more

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Raspberry size lump just above left jaw. Upper left dental work 2 weeks ago. Hard, doesn't move, no pain. GP away. ER visit?

Raspberry size lump just above left jaw. Upper left dental work 2 weeks ago. Hard, doesn't move, no pain. GP away. ER visit?

What to do....: Call the dentist who treated you for an evaluation. If he/she is unavailable there should be a covering dentist to see you. Otherwise see another dentist to have it evaluated. Only go to the ER if fever, increasing swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing or general malaise. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause painful swelling on the lower jaw and neck?

Yes: Infection from impacted wisdom teeth can cause this. Your dentist may want to put you on antibiotics and/or drain any swelling. Or it is possible they may elect to extract immediately. Get this looked at asap! ...Read more

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Hi! I got my four wisdom teeth removed four days ago and I was put on some new medications for the pain and swelling. Today I noticed a yellow bruising on my lower jaw and was wondering if this is normal or what could have caused this. Thank you!

Hi! I got my four wisdom teeth removed four days ago and I was put on some new medications for the pain and swelling. Today I noticed a yellow bruising on my lower jaw and was wondering if this is normal or what could have caused this. Thank you!

Normal: Bruising along the lower jaw and cheek is unfortunately a common postoperative event that can occur following the removal of teeth, and is not isolated to removal of wisdom teeth. For some patients, the simple retraction of the cheek to provide access to the last teeth in the upper and lower jaws is enough to produce bruising. Also, bleeding during surgery can show up later as bruises. ...Read more

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Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Maybe: Consult first with the dr who performed the treatment to see if a referral is needed or what type of specialist you might want to see. There are a few different possible causes for your symptoms but the dr who treated you has more information then we do at this forum to guide you. ...Read more

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My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?

My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?

Maybe Parotitis: The parotid glands are the saliva-producing glands.
Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands. There are a number of causes including infection (both bacterial and viral), autoimmune (sjogren syndrome), obstructing stone or other causes of blockage, as well as sarcoidosis among many other less common causes. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Likely it's a benign: Lymph node condition. If it's persistent ask ur dr if he would consider doing a biopsy. Do u answer a lot of phone calls? It may be contributing to d ringing. I personally experience d same. ;#40;joke! ;#41;see ur dr for any concerns. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=94274. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-tinnitus-basics. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Needs to be seen: If you have had a lymph node (gland) that has been enlarged for more than three months, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be a connection between oral sex and a swollen salivary gland...? Could I get it from a girl...? Dental surgeon had no idea of the swelling.

Can there be a connection between oral sex and a swollen salivary gland...? Could I get it from a girl...? Dental surgeon had no idea of the swelling.

YES!: There is more evidence linking the transmission of hpv (human papaloma virus) via oral sex route. Hpv has been implicated in the recent increase of all forms of oral cancer. Please seek further advise from other dentists/oral surgeons/cancer specialists for your situation. Check out http://articles. Chicagotribune. Com/2012-02-15/health/ct-x-0215-expert-cohen-20120215_1_hpv-related-oral-cancers-cerv. ...Read more

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Glands under jaw are swollen and hurt to touch. Don't have cold/ flu & went to ER to get checked out. Gave me naproxen for swelling but its worse now.

See details: Stay out of the ER and see a primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. There are numerous causes, most of them infections such as mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Throat vs TMJ: Throat problem vs TMJ. Other TMJ signs are joint clicking, limited oral opening, painful chewing, headaches. TMJ sometimes feels swollen without swelling. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ exper. ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen salivary glands on my jaw/under my ear. No pain, just swelling that goes down during the day/night & returns. Has been 36 hours with no addi. Symptoms. I am unable to get to a doctor until Mon., as I just arrived in Malaysia?

I am experiencing swollen salivary glands on my jaw/under my ear. No pain, just swelling that goes down during the day/night & returns. Has been 36 hours with no addi. Symptoms. I am unable to get to a doctor until Mon., as I just arrived in Malaysia?

May be blocked duct: Salivary ducts (tubes) bring saliva from the salivary glands to the mouth. If a person has a salivary stone or some other problem that blocks a duct, then her saliva gland will swell up each time she makes saliva, such as when eating. An ENT doctor can evaluate. Meanwhile, a salivary stone might get pushed out of the duct by increasing the flow of saliva, such as by sucking on hard candies. ...Read more

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I broke my tooth last year. A few days ago I started having severe pain and swelling in my jaw. I don't have dental insurance and am not sure how to?

I broke my tooth last year. A few days ago I started having severe pain and swelling in my jaw. I don't have dental insurance and am not sure how to?

Find a way: Swelling indicates infection which can be serious and even cause death. If you had cancer, would you postpone treatment or find a way? See a dentist to discuss options and payment plans. Contact your local dental society for possible reduced fee clinics, dental schools, and hospital based dental residency facilities. ...Read more

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Can stress induced clenching of the teeth and strained jaw muscles cause swollen neck glands?

Can stress induced clenching of the teeth and strained jaw muscles cause swollen neck glands?

Stress and health: It depends. Stress can greatly affect all parts of your body. Have you had any other symptoms like fever or sinus/allergy problems that could also describe your swollen glands. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands under my neck, hurts to swallow, jaw hurts, teeth hurt. Feel like I have been to dentist and had work done. Hurts to eat.?

I have swollen glands under my neck, hurts to swallow, jaw hurts, teeth hurt. Feel like I have been to dentist and had work done. Hurts to eat.?

See a physician: Please try some anti- inflammatory medications. I suggest you see a physician as you might need antibiotics. ...Read more