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Tooth Abscess And Swollen Lymph Nodes
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?
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
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
Can a tooth abscess create painful lymph nodes in the neck on the side of the tooth ache? I've had on/off lymph pain for about 3 mos.
Yes: Yes, the lymphatics in your neck are in a chain leading to multiple nodes being inflamed. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Rotted = Infection. If you had virulent infection anywhere else in your body would you let it go untreated? ...Read more
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
Yes: The upper wisdom teeth if infected/inflammed can affect those lymph nodes. ...Read more
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
Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause of lump and adenopathy. ...Read more
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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