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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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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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Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Pain/nodes: Possible infection of teeth (abscesses) or gums. Possible traumatic occlusion from malocclusion requiring Orthodontic care. Possible parafunctional habits. Possible gum disease. Possible wisdom tooth eruption problem. No clear cut answer available without examination and x-rays. In other words, please call your Dentist for evaluation and either treatment or referral to appropriate specialist ...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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Broken collar bone hurts?

Broken collar bone hurts?

Yep, I bet it does: Most heal without surgery without resulting in significant residual pain and/or dysfunction. If the doctor is concerned that it won't heal without surgery or that it would heal and result in pain and/or dysfunction, the doctor will discuss surgery. Those that require surgery usually do great after surgery. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read more

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Neck swollen under right ear and jaw cancer?

Neck swollen under right ear and jaw cancer?

Neck nodes (glands): Enlarged can be viral throat infections, dental problems, and indeed cancer of the oro/oro-pharynx or lymphoma. Many go to the clnic, get anti-biotics and when the nodes remain see an ent/dentist for help. ...Read more

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Pain pushing chin back base of skull Slight swollen sternocleidomastoid muscle enlarged lymph node top of jaw, crackling noise in neck ?

Much more is needed-: -larger on both sides? Painful, age, node tender or just there? Also any co-morbidities. All is important 2 even hazard a guess. Best 2 C Ur PCP, 4 a hands on exam & history taken. ...Read more

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2 mandibular molars extracted 2 weeks ago, jaw tender, swollen SM area under site, swollen spongy growth f/sites not closing yet-normal?

2 mandibular molars extracted 2 weeks ago, jaw tender, swollen SM area under site, swollen spongy growth f/sites not closing yet-normal?

Healing: Healing varies from individual to individual and varies greatly with difficulty of surgical procedure, medical history, aftercare, etc. Please call the surgeon who removed your teeth, explain your symptoms and ask to be seen to have the site reevaluated. This is part of routine aftercare and the responsibility of your own dentist. Who can better answer your question, internet dentists or your DDS? ...Read more

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Tooth #19 root abscess; extracted and bone graft. Two months later swollen lymph nodes and hard lump angle of jaw. On clindamycin.Did abscess spread?

Tooth #19 root abscess; extracted and bone graft. Two months later swollen lymph nodes and hard lump angle of jaw. On clindamycin.Did abscess spread?

Hard lumps: It is really hard to tell where your infection may be coming from, but among the list of possibilities is that your body rejected the bone graft, there may be another tooth along your bottom jaw infected, your gums may be infected, you may have an infection elsewhere in your head, or the lumps are not infection. Best to see your dentist to give definitive answers. I hope the best for you. ...Read more

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I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple

I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple

Trauma?: Was this the result of an accident, or some traumatic injury? If yes, then need to see an oral surgeon. If you broke your wisdom tooth due to large decay, then it is likely infected, and you need to see an oral surgeon also. ...Read more

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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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Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read more

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Face swollen after periodontal bone graft surgery, help?

Face swollen after periodontal bone graft surgery, help?

May be normal: Some swelling should be expected after surgery. Swelling should typically peak around 48 hours after surgery and then gradually decrease over several days. If swelling continues to worsen, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age i worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...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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Treatment for sore swollen gland below jaw line?

Treatment for sore swollen gland below jaw line?

Depends on the cause: There are many potential causes. An accurate diagnosis is needed. See your dentist! ...Read more

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Soft tissue under arm hurts lymph nodes not swollen?

Soft tissue under arm hurts lymph nodes not swollen?

Inflammation: It's probably inflammation of the skin or soft tissues it will probably go in on with you but you could try and anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or ibuprofen ...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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Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear, fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear,  fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes in adults should be evaluated, particularly if nodes are felt above the collar bone. Please see your doctor for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sharp earache for weeks started left went to right.diagnosed with strep throat five days ago. Dr.checked ears, no infection. Swollen jaw bone?

Sharp earache for weeks started left went to right.diagnosed with strep throat five days ago. Dr.checked ears, no infection. Swollen jaw bone?

Diagnosis: You should also see a dentist for the swollen jaw. The earaches may or may not be related to a dental problem, but swelling is a cardinal sign of an infection and needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Open sore on top left side of gums above teeth, swollen left jaw bone, clogged ears, blood clots in nose, what's wrong with me? Help!

Open sore on top left side of gums above teeth, swollen left jaw bone, clogged ears, blood clots in nose, what's wrong with me? Help!

Evaluation needed: You have many symptoms that may or may not be related and cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need to be seen by a dentist and\or physician who can personally and clinically examine you in order to properly diagnose your problem(s). ...Read more

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My right side bottom gum is swollen and my jaw bone under it is having some pain too?

My right side bottom gum is swollen and my jaw bone under it is having some pain too?

Pain jaw: Amanda 153 ~ you have a dental abscess. Please go to an ER or a dentist to get an antibiotic for 10 day course. See dentist before or after course of antibiotics depending on his advice. thanks ...Read more

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Swollen node on jaw bone for months with large "pimple" appearing next to it recently then node turned into large "pimple"? Normal?

Swollen node on jaw bone for months with large "pimple" appearing next to it recently then node turned into large "pimple"? Normal?

See an ENT: It is not normal to have what you describe. The only way to know if it is not an emergency is to visit an ENT for evaluation or go to the Urgent Care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate swollen glands under jaw bone?

How can I eliminate swollen glands under jaw bone?

Find the reason: If you indeed have swollen glands under the jaw you have a nidus of low grade infection which is causing this. This cazn be dental, sinus problems, acne or many other problems. If they have been present for a long period of time you should have them checked by you local MD. While usually due to above in rare cases they can be a sign of a more severe problem. ...Read more

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Hi my cheek has swollen from the jaw bone up to underneath my eye and have a headache my cheek is not causeing me pain it feels hot and feels tender?

Hi my cheek has swollen from the jaw bone up to underneath my eye and have a headache my cheek is not causeing me pain it feels hot and feels tender?

Needs to be checked: I suggest you don't waste any time and get it checked by your GP or Dentist/Oral Surgeon You most probabely have infection in the cheek and may be originating from the teeth or gums.After evaluation you may need Antibiotics and follow up.You may need Xrays and/or Cat Scan as well to make a proper diagnosis if needed ...Read more

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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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Tooth infection.On rodogyl. 10days.Root canal done.Still pain. Lnode by jaw swollen.Bone by ear near temple hurts.Do i need see a doctor not dentist?

Tooth infection.On rodogyl. 10days.Root canal done.Still pain. Lnode by jaw swollen.Bone by ear near temple hurts.Do i need see a doctor not dentist?

See your dentist: You need to see the dentist who is treating you for your root canal therapy. Pain may be from an accessory canal, and further treatment may be necessary... Your physician cannot determine that. Call and feel better soon... ...Read more

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I just came back from the dentist today, he said my jaw bone is swollen and my jaw is not straight, what does that mean?

I just came back from the dentist today, he said my jaw bone is swollen and my jaw is not straight, what does that mean?

Need more info: A swollen jaw can obviously produce an asymmetrical appearance of the face and jaws. More additional information is needed to determine if your swelling is a soft tissue problem or a hard tissue problem related to an abnormality in your jaw producing the asymmetry. Treatment will depend upon the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin). What could it be?

I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin).  What could it be?

Hard lump under jaw: This could be a lymph node or salivary gland. If it came up quickly then more likely a salivary gland. A boil could be there but would be very tender. If this continues to enlarge then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Extreme trama to a jaw bone with TMJ disorder, bone is swollen and hurts extremely bad to chew or eat or talk .?

Extreme trama to a jaw bone with TMJ disorder, bone is swollen and hurts extremely bad to chew or eat or talk .?

Broken jaw: If you are having trouble losing your jaw and your teeth don't fit together normally then the jaw bone is probably broken. You need to go to the er to evaluate this problem more thoroughly! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad have two large swollen cervical lymph nodes under the jaw bone about 3cm large. is this serious?

What do you suggest if my dad have two large swollen cervical lymph nodes under the jaw bone about 3cm large. is this serious?

See your doctor: Has he been sick? Lymph nodes can swell in reaction to infections, but they (less frequently) can be signs of lymphoma (a lymph tumor). He should see his doctor and have them examined. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can tmj dysfunction cause swelling near the jaw bone and into the cheek? Mine will sometimes be swollen. Also Can it cause swallowing problems too?

Can tmj dysfunction cause swelling near the jaw bone and into the cheek? Mine will sometimes be swollen. Also Can it cause swallowing problems too?

Various swelling: Often, associated with TMJ or actually caused by TMJ or causes TMJ are areas of swelling in certain areas of the jaw. Often these swellings are caused by muscle problems and spasms of the jaw muscles.

You should make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate you and help you. ...Read more

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What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

Usually some: type of infection, in mouth, gums, salivary gland, mononcucleosis, tuberculosis, etc.. Less commonly, disorders of the lymphatic system, such as lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, sarcoidosis. Even less commonly, metastatic cancer from thyroid, lung, breast, etc. If it persists, you should get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my father have two large swollen cervical lymph nodes under the jaw bone about 3cm large. Is this serious?

2 large swollen node: 2 large swollen cervical lymph nodes is serious and could be an infection or even cancerous. He needs to be seen medically right away. ...Read more

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Cant open normally my mouth after a deep cleaning a week ago, the anesthesia touched a vein, the swollen is gone but pain in jaw bone still there help!

Cant open normally my mouth after a deep cleaning a week ago, the anesthesia touched a vein, the swollen is gone but pain in jaw bone still there help!

See below: The human body really does not appreciate having a needle pushed through it. Frequently there is local inflammation or aching where the needle went in. Also your jaw was propped open during surgery, this is not normal and some of the muscles might object. This should get better over the next few hours to days. Nsaids should help. ...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