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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

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 more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...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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Abscess on roof of mouth right behind front teeth. Painful. Help.

Abscess on roof of mouth right behind front teeth. Painful. Help.

Phone call: Help is as close as your telephone. Please call a local dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. An abscess can be caused by a non-vital nerve or periodontal problems, conditions that you cannot treat yourself. Feel better soon.. ...Read more

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Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.

Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction.  Feels very bruised.  Won't allow mouth to open.  No infection.  Pain into gums and ear.

Tooth extraction: Hi Robin, When was the extraction? For about 4-6 days it is normal to have the swelling depending on how bad it was before the extraction. It will feel swollen, bruised and cause spasms of the masseter muscle prevention mouth opening. Pain accompanies inflammation that is secondary to the extraction and possibly the infection that required it. Please see your dentist if this persists beyond 6 days ...Read more

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My front tooth is aching and the gums swollen?

My front tooth is aching and the gums swollen?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. Rec. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Can an impacted lower left wisdom tooth cause pain? Also can you feel the wisdom tooth pain in lower front jaw? Under front bottom teeth?

Can an impacted lower left wisdom tooth cause pain? Also can you feel the wisdom tooth pain in lower front jaw? Under front bottom teeth?

Impacted wisdom toot: An impacted lower wisdom tooth can effect the nerve and cause pain radiating down your jaw to the front teeth. Get this checked out by an oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Small moveable bump on the bone behind wisdom tooth. No redness but swollen. Burning pain and mucosa sensitive. Salty when push on. Wis tooth cavity?

Small moveable bump on the bone behind wisdom tooth. No redness but swollen. Burning pain and mucosa sensitive. Salty when push on. Wis tooth cavity?

Likely not: Probably a pericoronitis, or inflammation and infection of tissue over/around the wisdom tooth. Hot salt water rinses, massaging with index finger might help a little. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

See a dentist: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, 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 more

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Swollen cheek impacted wisdom tooth and cyst, pain in side of palate?

Swollen cheek impacted wisdom tooth and cyst, pain in side of palate?

Wisdom tooth: The answer you are probably expecting is to see yor dentist or an oral surgeon and schedule to have wisdom teeth removed. Based on your description you should probably be on antibiotics as soon as possible. You will feel much better once the teeth are removed and this will no longer be something you have to worry about. ...Read more

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Tooth pain throbbing on left side. Left side molar hurts. Have a permanent retainer on the front bottom teeth, is the molar being impacted

Tooth pain throbbing on left side. Left side molar hurts. Have a permanent retainer on the front bottom teeth, is the molar being impacted

See a dentist: Sounds like not impaction. It is dental abscess. The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full range of antibiotics presently available. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the swollen gum tissue behind my back tooth?

What is the swollen gum tissue behind my back tooth?

Swollen gum tissue: Swollen gum tissue behind your back tooth is called an operculum. It can be redundant, excess tissue, tissue left over following removal of a wisdom tooth, or the flap of tissue covering an erupting wisdom tooth. Visit your dentist to have him/her check it out for you. ...Read more

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Chipped back molar no tooth pain but tongue sore from rubbing. Discomfort in upper and lower jaw area. Molar on bottom . Can this cause jaw pain 2?

Chipped back molar no tooth pain but tongue sore from rubbing. Discomfort in upper and lower jaw area. Molar on bottom . Can this cause jaw pain 2?

Definitely, yes: Traumatic ulcers of the tongue are usually the cause of the jaw pain. they are next to the cause of the damage (broken, sharp tooth) and go away once the source of the problem is removed. Fix your molar ASAP. ...Read more

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The gums near my left wisdom tooth is swollen and spit hurts. What's wrong?

The gums near my left wisdom tooth is swollen and spit hurts. What's wrong?

Inflamed: It sounds like you have gingivitis or gum inflammation/infection. See your dentist for help. You can , in the meantime, take homeopathic hypericum and swish and spit with half and half mouthwash and peroxide to decrease some of the inflammation. You may need antibiotics. Do not put this off as i the longer it goes the worse it gets! ...Read more

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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

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Tooth painful when bite down. Cheek slightly swollen?

Tooth painful when bite down. Cheek slightly swollen?

Infection ?: an abscess may be developing under that tooth causing it to elevate,that's why it's painful to bite down,you need to see a dentist ASAP,proper medications should be prescribed and follow up treatment options should be discussed ( root canal vs extraction ? ) . ...Read more