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Can lymph nodes under the jaw n in the posterior triangle enlarge after wisdom tooth extraction? Ben 5 weeks since the removal MRI said non enlarged reactive lymph nodes how long should it take?

Can lymph nodes under the jaw n in the posterior triangle enlarge after wisdom tooth extraction? Ben 5 weeks since the removal MRI said non enlarged reactive lymph nodes how long should it take?

You Bet!: Your mouth is very full of bacteria, and then you had 4 big holes made in your jaw/gumline. Your body did what it is supposed to do by kicking the lymph nodes in the area into action to prevent bacteria from getting into your system. It can take 3-6 months for them to do their thing and go back down to normal size. ...Read more

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Will impacted wisdom teeth cause swollen glands/lymph nodes?

Will impacted wisdom teeth cause swollen glands/lymph nodes?

Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Is it possible that an armpit lymph node can swell with no pain from an infected wisdom tooth?

Is it possible that an armpit lymph node can swell with no pain from an infected wisdom tooth?

No: The lymphatic drainage into the axillary nodes does not emanate from the oral cavity. Your cervical/submandibular, perhaps supraclavicular nodes would be affected but not the axillary ones. ...Read more

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My partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?

My partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are not able to emerge normally become impacted or trapped within the jaw. If they emerge partially through the the gums a passageway is created and can become infected. Some dentists recommend removing them if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Some believe that it is better to remove them early. See your dentist for exam and his opinion ...Read more

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It’s been 3 days since I got my wisdom tooth removed. My cheek is still swollen & my gums r stiff. S dis normal? M scared it mayt get permanent.

It’s been 3 days since I got my wisdom tooth removed. My cheek is still swollen & my gums r stiff. S dis normal? M scared it mayt get permanent.

Not permanent: You should begin feeling a little better every day from this point onward. If you are concerned contact your Oral Surgeon. That's who is responsible for your post-surgical care. ...Read more

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How long does it take lymph nodes to go back down to normal after u get ur wisdom teeth extracted?

How long does it take lymph nodes to go back down to normal after u get ur wisdom teeth extracted?

Infection: If you get a dry socket or infection in your sockets after wisdom teeth removal you will have swollen nodes which is a sign of infection which will last as long as it takes for your body to get rid of the infection. ...Read more

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My one wisdom tooth is bothering me, and my one lymph node is swollen when will the pain go away?

My one wisdom tooth is bothering me, and my one lymph node is swollen when will the pain go away?

See dentist: Swollen lymph node is a sign of infection. Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. It is a treatable condition. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.
Call your dentist today. ...Read more

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Why is ther pain in my wisdom tooth and lymph node?

Why is ther pain in my wisdom tooth and lymph node?

Probably infection.: Pain in a wisdom tooth is generally from a cavity. However, if the lymph node on the same side is tender, then it's probably an infection of the tissues around the tooth = "pericoronitis." the only predictable way to get rid of this long-term is to remove the tooth. In the meantime, try warm salt-water rinses and keep the area as clean as possible, even if it bleeds a little when brushing. ...Read more

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Hi! Can an upper wisdom tooth that doesn't hurt cause a swollen lymph node?

Hi! Can an upper wisdom tooth that doesn't hurt cause a swollen lymph node?

Usually not: Most swollen lymph nodes appearing in the neck are due to clinical oral neoplasms or overt intraoral infections. When an abscess develops in teeth a localized swelling appears in the maxilla or mandible without lymphatic spread to nodes. Rather one of the major complications is vascular invasion by the bacteria to cause cardiac complications including ruptured valves. ...Read more

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My lymph gland is swollen up big on the left side, and the gum back by my left wisdom tooth is swollen big too, what could this be?

My lymph gland is swollen up big on the left side, and the gum back by my left wisdom tooth is swollen big too, what could this be?

Pericornitis: It sounds like an infection (called pericornitis) that occurs usually by the wisdom teeth. There is often a little flap of tissue over the back part of the tooth and food gets trapped causing an infection and swelling. This can turn into a very serious infection. Make sure you see your dentist. ...Read more

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Inflamed gums and swollen lymph node on the side of the wisdom tooth breaking through. What can I do about this?

Inflamed gums and swollen lymph node on the side of the wisdom tooth breaking through. What can I do about this?

See A Dentist: Inflammation and swelling associated with a wisdom tooth with swelling of the the lymph nodes is not only a painful situation, but one that can develop into a more serious problem. You need a clinical examination and diagnostic x-ray (s) by a dentist to determine the recommended course of treatment. ...Read more

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Just got my infected wisdom tooth removed 2 days ago, I have a moveable bump on my posterior lymph node. Is this normal? I'm taking 300mg clindamyacin

Just got my infected wisdom tooth removed 2 days ago, I have a moveable bump on my posterior lymph node. Is this normal? I'm taking 300mg clindamyacin

Yes: Likely just a reactive lymph node. Should improve. Have your oral surgeon look at it during your post operative appointment. ...Read more

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Can my wisdom tooth be causing the enlarged lymph node under my jaw?

Can my wisdom tooth be causing the enlarged lymph node under my jaw?

Yes, but: Yes, if infected.
However, in your age group. Don't assume it is a wisdom tooth problem. See an ENT doc to make sure you don't have a tumor. ...Read more

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I have pericoronitis on my left wisdom tooth, but I have a swollen lymph node on the right side of neck isn't it suppose to be on the left side?

I have pericoronitis on my left wisdom tooth, but I have a swollen lymph node on the right side of neck isn't it suppose to be on the left side?

Unlikely Cause: I think it would be unlikely that the swelling would be on the opposite side. I normally see that the lymph nodes drain from the side of the problem. Are you aware if there is a wisdom tooth under the surface on the right side? There are other causes for a swollen lymph node, too. ...Read more

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Lump on left jaw line, maybe half a grape size, my wisdom tooth is shifting, my gums are irritated. Just wondering if its a lymph node or something bad?

Lump on left jaw line, maybe half a grape size, my wisdom tooth is shifting, my gums are irritated. Just wondering if its a lymph node or something bad?

Lumps: "lumps" are abnormal and suggest something is wrong. A swollen lymph node should not be taken lightly. What you describe can be a localized infection, an infected lymph node, a growth or something else. One can have more than one problem at a time. It behooves you to see a dentist to determine what's going on and prevent an even more serious problem! ...Read more

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Can a lower wisdom tooth that is fully through produce "allergy" symptoms? Gums inflamed &lymph under chin up&down, ear that side clogged, nose stuffy

Can a lower wisdom tooth that is fully through produce "allergy" symptoms? Gums inflamed &lymph under chin up&down, ear that side clogged, nose stuffy

Partly: An impacted lower wisdom teeth may get infected and cause the lymph node enlargement but one won'd expect it to affect the ears and nose. I agree with the other doctors that you likely suffer from allergy however. ...Read more

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Why is my gums swollen over my last wisdom tooth?

Why is my gums swollen over my last wisdom tooth?

Possibly....: When wisdom teeth don't quite have room to fit there can be several reasons for swelling including: food getting stuck behind the tooth, cheek biting, gum getting squished between partially erupted top and bottom teeth, and infection. You need to see your dentist this week to have it evaluated. In the mean time rinse several times a day with warm salt water to help keep it clean. ...Read more

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What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

A few things: Infection, stuck food, cyst, tumor. Best bet is to see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Half of my wisdom tooth came through, now the other half of the gum is swollen. Is this normal?

Half of my wisdom tooth came through, now the other half of the gum is swollen. Is this normal?

Infection: It is easy to get food debris stuck under the tissue around the wisdom tooth because you cannot clean it. This causes an infection that needs to be treated by a dentist. The dentist may recommend extraction of the wisdom tooth.
For now clean as well as you can, rinse with salt water, take ibuprophen if you can, and call your dentist asap. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen over my left wisdom tooth. What do I do?

My gum is swollen over my left wisdom tooth. What do I do?

Call a dentist: The wisdom tooth in question may need to be extracted. It needs to be examined to know for sure. ...Read more

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My lip is still partly swollen 6 weeks after I had a wisdom tooth extracted. Is this normal?

My lip is still partly swollen 6 weeks after I had a wisdom tooth extracted. Is this normal?

No: Is it swollen or is it numb. Typically, you shouldn't have swelling of the lip. This sounds like it could be a numb lip. You should see the surgeon. ...Read more

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I have painful swollen sac after wisdom tooth removal, what should I do?

I have painful swollen sac after wisdom tooth removal, what should I do?

Return to surgeon: Who removed tooth to evaluate if you need further treatment or an antibiotic. It may be healing within normal lummis depending on the difficulty of the extraction but you need ţ let a dental professional see it to be sure. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful swollen sac after wisdom tooth removal? Is this normal?

What could cause a painful swollen sac after wisdom tooth removal? Is this normal?

Swollen sac: Sounds like a possible infection especially if the side of your face with the swelling is warmer than the other side so see your surgeon ASAP to have the area looked at. ...Read more

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Hi my wisdom tooth is coming in and around the area it is super swollen how can I reduce the swelling?

Hi my wisdom tooth is coming in and around the area it is super swollen how can I reduce the swelling?

Visit your dentist: Any other treatment like NSAIDs or antibiotics is a temporary relief. Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-25. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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My gum gets swollen with fluid from time to time where my wisdom tooth is in the bottom left side what is the problem?

My gum gets swollen with fluid from time to time where my wisdom tooth is in the bottom left side what is the problem?

Infection or Cyst: Partially erupted wisdom teeth where the teeth are partially visible and covered with tissue are prone to localized infections or pericoronitis because of the difficulty in cleaning. Another possibility could be the presence of a localized cyst associated with the crown of the wisdom tooth. A clinical and radiographic exam would be strongly recommended to determine what treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen where my wisdom tooth is, what could this be?

My gum is swollen where my wisdom tooth is, what could this be?

Pathology: Swelling of the gums associated with a wisdom tooth could be a localized infection around the crown of an erupting tooth known as a pericoronitiis. It could also be due to an acute abscess and in some instances, the swelling could be related to a possible cyst. A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-rays by your dentist can provide you with a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom tooth coming though cause all of you gums to be red and swollen?

It is possible: When wisdom teeth cut through the tissue, the area get inflamed all around it, depending on your body's reaction it can extend to most of the teeth on the same side especially if it gets infected. To make sure it is not something else it is best to consult with a dentist. ...Read more