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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely, consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to have a abcess where a tooth was extracted a year ago? The reason I ask is because I have has swollen lymph node for about nine months, just last month it enlarged to 3 centimeters. My ENT has just removed three swollen lymph nodes. But

Is it possible to have a abcess where a tooth was extracted a year ago? The reason I ask is because I have has swollen lymph node for about nine months, just last month it enlarged to 3 centimeters. My ENT has just removed three swollen lymph nodes. But

Make an appointment.: Swollen lymph nodes, while they can be related to something as simple as a common cold, can also be signs of life-threatening conditions. You can evaluate any dental components at a routine 6 month dental exam, but if something is hurting, swelling or bleeding you have an instability and it's time for an intervention. Be serious. Make an appointment with your dentist and your ENT. ...Read more

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Can teeth germ (germ on teeth) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw?

Can teeth germ (germ on teeth) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw?

Probably: A dental infection certainly can cause lymph nodes to become infected and swollen, especially lower teeth. Swelling requires a careful dental exam and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Two enlarged lymph nodes behind right ear for over 10 years, had two abscessed teeth totally taken care of a year ago...Still same size. Why?

Two enlarged lymph nodes behind right ear for over 10 years, had two abscessed teeth totally taken care of a year ago...Still same size. Why?

Internet diagnosis: Unfortunately this is not a question you should look for answer for over the internet. It requires a complete medical and dental history and a one on one clinical evaluation. Having said that, they may not be lymph nodes, other sources of infection, growths, chronically inflamed lymph nodes, normal nodes. Find a doctor who can actually examine you and give you a reasonable answer to your question ...Read more

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Will impacted wisdom teeth cause swollen glands/lymph nodes?

Will impacted wisdom teeth cause swollen glands/lymph nodes?

Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes. ...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 have a tooth abscess and swollen eye, what do I do?

I have a tooth abscess and swollen eye, what do I do?

Antibiotic, I ; D: Your need to have the abscess drained and be placed on antibiotic. You don't want the abscess to spread any further. You brain is not too far away from your eye. Go to your dentist right the way! ...Read more

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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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My tooth has been aching and my g around a certain tooth is swollen, could this be a tooth abscess or gingivitis? I take an immune suppressant

My tooth has been aching and my g around a certain tooth is swollen, could this be a tooth abscess or gingivitis? I take an immune suppressant

Dental check: You may have an abscess or other infection. Please let your parents know asap - you need this evaluated by a dentist. ...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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Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Dentist: See your dentist ASAP. Damaged teeth can let bacteria leak into your bloodstream and cause health issues. Enlarged lymph nodes may be a sign that there might be an infection. Take care of this quickly. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in groin itchy skin bad tooth also lump on shoulder blade?

I have swollen lymph nodes in groin itchy skin bad tooth also lump on shoulder blade?

Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause of lump and adenopathy. ...Read more

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What can be done about swollen lymph nodes?

What can be done about swollen lymph nodes?

Depends: The treatment would depend upon the diagnosis. The best route of action is to speak with your physician. If the nodes are only slightly enlarged then monitoring may be the best option; if they are large and accessible then biopsy may be the way to go. In addition, any work-up will also depend upon how long the nodes have bee there. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How can I treat multiple swollen lymph nodes?

Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

Occurs due to trauma, decay, or periodontal disease (hardest to treat). When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more