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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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Random swelling of lymph nodes. Lymph nodes on right jaw line swollen and painful! Doctor gave augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) went away...now back again. Any ideas?

Random swelling of lymph nodes. Lymph nodes on right jaw line swollen and painful! Doctor gave augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) went away...now back again. Any ideas?

Salivary nodes: These bumps may be swollen salivary glands that can get blocked by calcium deposits and then become infected. Easily treated with augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but if infection returns I would seek attention from an ENT to see if the salivary duct is blocked. If this a lymph node infection, a biopsy is might be needed to determine the source of infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen jaw (don't know why). What should I do?

See a dentist: Although there are many other possibilities, you might have an infection. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible to diagnose the cause of your swelling. Please be aware that untreated infections can spread and cause serious complications. They can even be life threatening. ...Read more

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Front teet extractions, numb and swollen jaw, should I be concerned?

Front teet extractions, numb and swollen jaw, should I be concerned?

Call your dentist: Call the dentist who extracted your teeth for all questions and concerns. He\she knows the specifics of your situation and would be the one to give you the most accurate answers. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a swollen jaw after being hit, in it?

How do you get rid of a swollen jaw after being hit, in it?

Time and ice: The sooner you get ice packs in the area the better. A bag of frozen peas also works well. Once it has already swollen to its maximum, you want external heat to help reduce the swelling. You can also use anti-inflammatory pain medication such as advil, Motrin or aleve (naproxen). However, you should also see a dentist just to make sure nothing is broken or needs any other treatment or attention. ...Read more

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