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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

 My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

Dental exam: Cannot determine what problem is without exam. See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Tongue swollen, sore jaw hurts, dont know why. acute pain inner tongue area near throat, swollen lymph nodes?

Tongue swollen, sore jaw hurts, dont know why. acute pain inner tongue area near throat, swollen lymph nodes?

Strep, or other: Lots of things drain into the lymph nodes of the neck. Everything from wisdom tooth infection to sinus to tonsillar infection. Start with a trip to your family doctor. Then maybe an ENT or dentist. But this could be something simple. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Tooth painful when bite down. Cheek slightly swollen?

Tooth painful when bite down. Cheek slightly swollen?

Infection ?: an abscess may be developing under that tooth causing it to elevate,that's why it's painful to bite down,you need to see a dentist ASAP,proper medications should be prescribed and follow up treatment options should be discussed ( root canal vs extraction ? ) . ...Read more

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My gum is swollen around my wisdom teeth, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes and a slight headache.

My gum is swollen around my wisdom teeth, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes and a slight headache.

Wisdom teeth: A common problem around wisdom teeth is an infection due to food or bacterial impaction under the gums, called pericorinitis. However, it is impossible to know for sure without a clinical exam and x-rays. Make an appointment with your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Swollen cheek jaw Pain, ear sensitve started overnite,treated antibiotics thinking lymph nodes swelling,but no use.seen dentist,xrays teeth fine ,help?

Swollen cheek jaw Pain, ear sensitve started overnite,treated antibiotics thinking lymph nodes swelling,but no use.seen dentist,xrays teeth fine ,help?

Investigation: See Endodontist for 2nd opinion to rule out most probable cause, tooth infection. See PCP or ENT to rule out ear/throat infection. See Periodontist to evaluate for gum infection. If you have a tooth infection it may take 24-48 hours for antibiotic to begin controlling spread of infection. If tooth infected, the tooth will require Rx or infection will return after pills discontinued. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue  & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Take Vitamin-C: It may be a viral illness in which case it will settle down in one week to 10 days. Vitamin c can be helpful if you take 500mg daily for 2 weeks. If it does not go away in two weeks then you need to go see your doctor and get your blood count checked(cbc). ...Read more

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Think have wisdom tooth infection swollen gum what's chances of Ludwigs lymph node feel sore throat ?

Think have wisdom tooth infection swollen gum what's chances of Ludwigs lymph node feel sore throat ?

Ludwig's Angina: Ludwig's angina is an infection in the floor of the mouth, which can be caused by abscessed teeth in the lower jaw, resulting in swelling in the floor of the mouth and elevation of the tongue. Ludwig's can become a very serious and life threatening problem. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment before your wisdom tooth problem becomes more serious. ...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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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read more

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Subsequent to wisdom teeth gum swelling and bump on inside cheek?

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Subsequent to wisdom teeth gum swelling and bump on inside cheek?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen receding gums?

What could cause swollen receding gums?

Bactrial infection: If the bacteria is not removed regularly it can penetrate under the gums and cause deep pockets, the bacteria will attack the bone and will cause bone infection and the gums loose their support, as the pockets get deeper, the infection can cause recession and swelling of the gums as well. It is important to have a good oral hugiene and pregular dental visits for gum and teeth maintenance. ...Read more

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Sore gums where theres no teeth no lumps or swellings?

Sore gums where theres no teeth no lumps or swellings?

Sore gums: This requires a visit to a dentist for evaluation. It cannot be determined over the internet. I could list hundreds of possible causes. ...Read more

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Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat : You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection(s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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