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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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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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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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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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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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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