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Swollen Neck Glands After Dental Cleaning
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. It is important to have the teeth cleaned thoroughly. This may involve use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth (scaling). Meticulous home oral hygiene is necessary after professional tooth cleaning to limit further destruction. The dentist or hygienist will demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques. It is often recommended that patients with periodontitis have professional tooth cleaning more frequently ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue ?
Yes, It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had lower rt wisdom tooth extracted 3 months ago using local. Tooth impacted took 1 1/2 hours to remove. Swollen still, clicking jaw, stuffy ears tmj?
Problems still: Swelling is the tissue response to an injury or infection. I would check with your dentist to see which of these exists. The clicking indicates you have a problem inside the joint and since the back of the joint shares structures with the ear, there may be a relationship there as well. That will require a more comprehensive evaluation and treatment as TMJ problems don't cure themselves. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Bottom left molar is very painful when biting, jaw and lymph nodes hurt and are swollen (lymph node swollen only). Would extraction solve my problem?
See your dentist: Your question is best answered by a dentist or oral surgeon. Suggest you see one as soon as possible. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes under jaw and down neck. Dead tooth with infection. Root canal scheduled in 3 weeks. Should nodes go down with just penicillin?
Penicillin is good: The infection in your tooth will be controlled with taking penicillin. You can tell if your toothache has gone away. Lymph nodes may take longer time to settle down if they are enlarged due to infection. But there can also be other causes for enlargement of your lymph nodes if they persist beyond 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 left neck lymph nodes swollen after 3 months.Also, pain when touched under portion of right jawline.Have tmj, sinuses, allergies.Bloodwork normal.?
Deep cleaning done for 2mm gum pocket. Right after cleaning, tooth started to be painful when bite on. Been 3 days. Cause? Dentist injured anywhere?
Sore tooth: 2mm is within normal limits. Deep cleaning usually done for pockets 3mm or greater. If you had tarter below the gum line, and it was removed, the damaged gum tissues were probably also curetted. This is a surgical procedure, and will take a few days to heal. If you are hitting that tooth prematurely when you function, a slight occlusal adjustment may be needed. See your Dentist. ...Read more
Had dental cleaning 1 week ago. Gums became puffy/swollen and sore after cleaning and small little sores developed after cleaning. What could this be?
After cleaning....: It's not uncommon for your gums to feel sore after a thorough dental cleaning although this generally only lasts a couple of days. Some patients develop canker sores after dental procedures. You should relate these symptoms to your own dentist and if it still persists, ask to be seen to make sure everything is fine and you are healing normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I consider decayed wisdom teeth a possible cause of my joint pain? Top corners of thyroid stab pain, swollen nodes/in neck, axillary. No fever
Very possible: If you know you are having problems with your molars I would suggest getting them out sooner than later. If your dentist has recommended having them out it would be wise to follow their advise. Inflammation can develop rather quickly around the wisdom teeth and can cause a sore jaw! Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gum is swollen around my wisdom teeth, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes and a slight headache. Am i okay?
Acute Pericoronitis: Pericoronitis is inflammation of the tissues overlying or associated with the crown of a tooth, one of the more common problems associated with wisdom teeth. Difficulty in swallowing can be a very serious problem that needs to be evaluated ASAP. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tender parotid one side after dental cleaning last week. No cavities but i have some tenderness flossing behind back lower molars. Infection?
Posterior auricular lymph node is swollen, not painful. Have had earaches & drainage. Wisdom teeth are coming in, too. Is it ear infection or teeth?
Life side Swollen lymph node in neck sore throat & earache white tongue dry mouth hurts under left eye and around nose it went away then came back ?
Strep?: Would schedule a Healthtap Consult for further evaluation ...Read more
You have a series of glands made up of lymph tissue that run along under your jaw (both sides) and under the muscle that runs from behind your ear down to your collarbone. (scm muscle) . In the presence of infection they become swollen. They feel tender and bigger than usual. If you have these you should see your doctor for a ...Read more
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