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Tender Jaw Line
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tender lump at gum line on top right. Jaw pain and earache. Some pain in neck. No real tooth pain.
See your dentist: Swollen, throbbing gums and small lumps in cheek can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Uh oh!: If the bite is now spreading and the swelling has increased, if taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't help significantly, you may have an infection in the skin, called cellulitis. This is very serious when it's in the head, face or neck. It it responds to the Benadryl (diphenhydramine), it is likely just a local reaction to the bite and is not as big a deal. If it doesn't, call your doc right away, or go to an ER. Generic is OK ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Several blackfly bites on back right scalp line. One swollen firm slightly tender lymph node midway down neck behind sternocleidastoid muscle.Normal?
Possible infection : Bites can occasionally become infected and inflame regional or local lymph nodes nearby. See a doctor to see if you need a course of oral antibiotics for this issue. Also treating the bite with a prescription topical steroid ointment may help it go away more quickly. ...Read more
Left cheek is swollen, marble size bump in cheek beneath the gum line. No pain when biting down, only pain when talking and opening jaw.
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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dentist said gum inflammation around capped Lowe molar. Same area pea size firm tender moveable lump on/above jaw line what is this ? How to treat?
More info: Get back to the Dentist or see a Root Canal Specialist for further evaluation. You may be describing an abscess which indicates the need for root canal therapy to solve the problem. Any exudate (pus) from the lump ? Pain ? Does it change in size ? See the specialist(Endodontist) if you answered yes to any of these. You may also have a poorly fitting crown which needs replacement. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 week Pain/pressure around and under capped lower molar also pea size firm bump moveable at jaw line in area of tooth bump in cheek . What is this?
Swollen/Painful jaw: See a dentist as soon as possible to determine what's causing this. Both swelling and pain generally indicate an infection. Infections can pose serious medical risks and can even be life threatening. We can't diagnose or treat you over the internet. Call right now and get an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers