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I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

See your dentist: And notify him/her asap. He/she may possibly take a new x-ray if it had been awhile back and do clinical exam to check the rest of the teeth and your periodontal condition. Goodluck! ...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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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my chin.and it causes swelling on my chin and pain..i pinch it.and pus comes out..but swelling didn't go.please tell me what should?

I had a pimple on my chin.and it causes swelling on my chin and pain..i pinch it.and pus comes out..but swelling didn't go.please tell me what should?

Try tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a marvelous over-the-counter product that helps pimples go down in size, if applied early before they become too irritated. Once you see a pimple start, use a cotton tipped swab to apply the tea tree oil to the pimple. Do this twice a day, until the pimple is gone. Do not use it inside your mouth. ...Read more

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Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Lump under chin: First, unless you have been diagnosed with one previously, a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare and something that has likely been searched out on the internet. Second a pimple, carbuncle, or furuncle can cause tender lumps under the chin which may be either a swollen lymph node or an actual cellulitis or abscess of the anterior neck space. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsil stones cause swelling of glands under the chin?

Not usually: Lymph node's in the neck are associated with various parts of the mouth. The tonsils drain into the lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck on the sides not under the chin. Most often the lymph nodes under the chin enlarge because infections around the front of the mouth both inside and outside or the front teeth. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Certain problems: Certain medical problems, such as menieres syndrome may include one side tinnitus along with a stuffy feeling. Although no outward signs of swelling are evident. ...Read more

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What cause swelling on the right side of the chin ,its hard when i touch it?

Chin swelling: Swelling on the face is often tooth related, but may also be due to skin related problems like acne, scysts, and other skin problems. It is best for you to see a physician or oral surgeon for evaluation of this problem. A dental exam and xray often reveals tooth related disease (cysts, abscess). ...Read more

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What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?

What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?

Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor. ...Read more