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Developed yesterday, (very slight cold battle going on couple days). Evening noticed swelling under jaw bones, glandular? Swelling very obvious, firm, left side sightly larger than right, gets bigger when eating, left side bigger. Not painful, tender, b

Developed yesterday, (very slight cold battle going on couple days).  Evening noticed swelling under jaw bones, glandular? Swelling very obvious, firm, left side sightly larger than right, gets bigger when eating, left side bigger.  Not painful, tender, b

Swelling : Swelling under your tongue is very serious and can be caused by a number of factors, including dental problems. Have you had your teeth checked out? In any event, you must see a doctor immediately since this situation can escalate to a life threatening condition very, very quickly. It must be diagnosed and treated appropriately. See a doctor now. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Is there need to be concerned about a lump/swelling that continues to appear. No pain. Located under the jaw bone below ear. Fever 99 -100. Tyl not w?

Is there need to be concerned about a lump/swelling that continues to appear.  No pain. Located under the jaw bone below ear. Fever 99 -100. Tyl not w?

Yes: Get checked. It could be infection but it could be something more serious like a tumor. If there is a mass that persists a few weeks with no symptoms and for no reason, it may need a scan and/or a biopsy. This is especially the case if there is a history of smoking and drinking or skin cancers for this part of the body. ...Read more

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The swelling within my upper left eye lid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

The swelling within my upper left eye lid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may reflect an infection in the eye area, with germs flowing to the pre-auricular lymph node, which is a lymph node under the skin next to the ear. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if medication is needed. ...Read more

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Sudden BB sized swellings in floor of mouth and against jaw bone. Seem to decrease in size when waking and enlarge throughout the day.

Sudden BB sized swellings in floor of mouth and against jaw bone. Seem to decrease in size when waking and enlarge throughout the day.

Salivary gland: Could be partially blocked salivary gland, or one of dozens of other possibilities. See your Dentist to have "BB" examined, so it would be wise to see Dentist 1st thing AM. ...Read more

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Had cheek swelling & bad tooth #11 infection. Weeks later, i did root canal.Symptoms i look for if infection speeded to the face or the bone in the jaw?

Had cheek swelling & bad tooth #11 infection. Weeks later, i did root canal.Symptoms i look for if infection speeded to the face or the bone in the jaw?

Continued swelling: If you develop swelling under your eye after root canal on this tooth, see your endodontist. However this usually happens w/ in aday or two after the procedure.The dr. Will drain or remove the abscess and place you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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A week ago, i was getting a deep cleaning done. The anethesia touched a vein and i got swelling. Now the swelling is gone but there is pain at the end of the jaw. I can't open my mouth as the bone hurts. What should I do?

Give it Time: This is not very common, but it does happen unfortunately. Make sure you see your dentist periodically to monitor the situation. It should resolve itself within the month. Over the counter pain/inflammation meds should help a lot. If it doesn't get better, or gets worse, you need to seek further treatment. ...Read more

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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