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Can swollen lymph nodes be caused by a tooth abscess?

Can swollen lymph nodes be caused by a tooth abscess?

Yes: The lymph nodes draining an area with an infection can become enlarged as the body tries to fight the infection. Typically lymph nodes in the neck, and behind the ears can swell from a tooth abscess. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Can tooth abscess and tooth infections cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck?

Can tooth abscess and tooth infections cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck?

Definitely, yes: A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection. Tooth infections can spread to other areas of the mouth and cause extensive tooth loss, or compromise the immune system – and although rare, may become life threatening. The swollen glands of the neck and enlarged lymph nodes are common symptoms of the tooth abscess. See a dentist ASAP. ...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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Do swollen lymph nodes leak if u squeeze them or is that an abscess?

Do swollen lymph nodes leak if u squeeze them or is that an abscess?

Infected lymph node: Lymphadenitis is an infection in one or more lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are filled with white blood cells that help your body fight off infections. When lymph nodes become infected, it's usually because an infection started somewhere else in your body. Infected lymph node can become abscess which can drain purulent material usually in associated with cellulitis or soft tissue infection. ...Read more

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Can an impacted tooth lead to swollen lymph nodes, and cysts on the jaws line?

Can an impacted tooth lead to swollen lymph nodes, and cysts on the jaws line?

Yes: An infected impacted tooth can cause these. A panoramic xray or a cat scan may be needed to properly diagnose and treat. Visit your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can a gum and tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes. Is this even possible?

Can a gum and tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes. Is this even possible?

Yes.: Swelling of the gums and soft tissue around an infected tooth is common. If there is a lot of inflammation, or the infection is not treated, the lymph nodes that drain the area of infection will enlarge as part of the immune response, just as would happen with other infections like a cold or strep throat. ...Read more

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Can a broken molar tooth cause swollen lymph nodes and nausea?

Can a broken molar tooth cause swollen lymph nodes and nausea?

Swollen nodes: If merely broken? No. However that tooth, other teeth that have infections, gum infections or any infection in your head can cause swollen lymph nodes. Many individuals have chronically swollen nodes from allergies, sinusitis, etc. All tender or swollen nodes (or any lumps) should be evaluated by your physician (and dentist) as appropriate to the location and symptoms present. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


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Dental Abscess (Definition)

Dental abscess is also known as Tooth abscess. A dental abscess happens from 3 main causes. 1) trauma 2) decay 3) periodontal disease. The first two are easier to treat. When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more


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