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Can Gingivitis Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
Cracked tooth: a cracked tooth can cause the symptoms that you describe. See a dentist ASAP for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Multiple causes: Infection- systemic viral or bacterial, oral gingivitis, parotiditis, sialadenitis Cancer- Lymphoma of any type, oral or pharyngeal cancers, rarely other cancers, some leukemias. If duration has been more than a week and /or symptoms are severe you should see your primary care physician and get checked soon. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: These are not related. ...Read more
My sinuses have been bad this year. Can this cause swollen lymph nodes? One side is worse than the other. Is this normal?
Yes: but could be other things so you should be seen for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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