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Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Sure: Gingivitis is caused by bacteria, it's an infection. And the lymph nodes in the neck are scavengers for anything coming from your mouth. Too much bacteria, and they too get inflammed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: Lymph nodes enlarge as a reaction to inflammation so if the skin inflammation is significant then enlargement can occur. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

Nodes: Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Generally the ones around the aorta would be enlarged because of processes in the body below their level such as the pelvis or lower extremities. This is not a firm rule however as some systemic problems can also cause it. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Is there anything that can cause swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, trauma/irritation/ inflammation, malignancy etc.Swollen lymph gland on the neck is usually a reactive process from something located on the mouth or other head and neck area.If swollen lymph nodes becomes persistent go to see your primary care doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more

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Might it be that a gallstone cause swollen lymph nodes?

Yes, it can: Cause inflamed lymph nodes next to the gallbladder, when it gets inflamed. But you will not be able to feel these lymph nodes because they are deep inside. If you can feel enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin, these are not caused by gallstones. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gum disease is a condition in which bacteria that builds up on one's teeth sets up an inflammatory response that damages his gums. This inflammatory response is called gingivitis and is characterized by red, swollen, tender ...Read more


Dr. John Francis
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Inflammation Of The Gums (Definition)

The word "periodontal" means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and tissues that surround and support the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can ...Read more