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I've had swollen submandibular nodes for years. Can swollen nodes cause jaw pain? One node had needle biopsy years ago. They told me not to worry.

I've had swollen submandibular nodes for years. Can swollen nodes cause jaw pain? One node had needle biopsy years ago. They told me not to worry.

Try another visit: Submandibular glands can be enlarged for many reasons and several are quite benign. If you are having jaw pain as well, I would consider getting checked by an oral maxillofacial surgeon or at least another dentist to exam you and confirm this is nothing to worry about and does not require treatment ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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Can a swollen lymph node cause earache and jaw pain? I have a swollen lynlh node due to cold sores and am experiencing both those things

Can a swollen lymph node cause earache and jaw pain? I have a swollen lynlh node due to cold sores and am experiencing both those things

Cold sores/jaw pain: Yes, both can occur. Your body is fighting an infection. Locally and regionally. Part of this is the inflamatory response which causes swelling soreness in the area.
Seek a professional that can help treat the infection and give you some palative relief. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause jaw pain? Tonsils have been painful and swollen. Now the muscles aroumd the hinges of my jaw are sore and tense. Is it related?

Could be: The tonsil infection can cause inflammation of the surrounding tissue, or sometimes it is due to inflammation in the lymph glands in the neck. Either way, if you are continuing to have pain, have a fever, or have continuing throat pain, you may need to be checked for mono, strep, or other causes. Let your doc know. ...Read more

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I have lupus and am remission. I have a sore on my ear, a fever, a large node in front of my ear and jaw pain. Can a swollen lymph node cause jaw pain. Dentist said teeth are ok. Derm says ear infec?

Probably infection: I guess you have an infection causing swollen node and jaw pain. You should try antibiotics first for at least a week, if not better then consider other causes. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe jaw pain, swollen gland on same side?

What do I do about severe jaw pain, swollen gland on same side?

See a dentist ASAP: Often it is difficult to determine a single cause, but contributing factors may be: gum infection, TMJ or a dental abscess. You can take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC, but dental exam and treatment is still needed. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Pain/nodes: Possible infection of teeth (abscesses) or gums. Possible traumatic occlusion from malocclusion requiring Orthodontic care. Possible parafunctional habits. Possible gum disease. Possible wisdom tooth eruption problem. No clear cut answer available without examination and x-rays. In other words, please call your Dentist for evaluation and either treatment or referral to appropriate specialist ...Read more

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Swollen submandibular for 2 weeks. Diagnosed with TMD (limited opening, jaw pain) and GERD (had scope). Is swelling related, or sign of larger issue?

Swollen submandibular for 2 weeks. Diagnosed with TMD (limited opening, jaw pain) and GERD (had scope). Is swelling related, or sign of larger issue?

Infection/ inflamef: Most of the time swelling of submandibular glands is related to an infection in the head/ neck area in the side of the head of the swollen gland. From a tooth, gum infection, throat or upper respiratory condition, oral cancer, trauma, ear infection, sinusitis or many other conditions can result in swollen glands. Have a comprehensive oral exam. ...Read more

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Started having pain in my left upper jaw, pain has gradually moved up to my left eye and it is swollen and tender to touch?

Started having pain in my left upper jaw, pain has gradually moved up to my left eye and it is swollen and tender to touch?

Under your eye?: If the area under your eye is swollen and tender there is a very good chance you have an abscess, and it might be coming from a maxillary posterior tooth. You need to be evaluated ASAP and put on antibiotics. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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When is an unfinished root canal ready for filling? My tooth/jaw pain has subsided, but lymph nodes still swollen, ok to finish?

When is an unfinished root canal ready for filling? My tooth/jaw pain has subsided, but lymph nodes still swollen, ok to finish?

Yes, it ok to finish: Swollen lymph nodes in your neck and jaw is a symptom of infection. It can take a long time for the infection to clear up even after the root canal is completed. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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18 years old, ear fullness right side, stiff and swollen neck mostly on right side, headache, jaw pain. What could it be? Related to what?

Ear fullness: You may have fliud or an infection in your right ear causing swollen lymph nodes, a swollen neck and jaw pain as well as a headache. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

Dental exam: Cannot determine what problem is without exam. See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, painful to touchand moves around. Jaw pain ringing in ears. No fever at all! What could this be?

Dental infection: Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Very common for the symptoms you described. Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. Rec.: see your dentist to rule out dental problem. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsil, ear and jaw pain. Should I see a dentist or ent?

I have swollen tonsil, ear and jaw pain. Should I see a dentist or ent?

ENT: Ent will be able to help you or you can try you family/ medical doctor also. ...Read more

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Given oral sex to male. Swollen lymph nodes, jaw pain, and clear fluid bumps that clear up soon (painful), 3 red dots cheek. Symptoms 3 days after Zpak?

Given oral sex to male. Swollen lymph nodes, jaw pain, and clear fluid bumps that clear up soon (painful), 3 red dots cheek. Symptoms 3 days after Zpak?

Sounds: Like you may have acquired HERPES infection (Sometimes Herpes virus attacks a less common mucous membrane) It is certainly a possibility that you might respond to an anti-herpes (anti-viral) medication. Ask your Treating Health professional if this is a good idea...in any case I hope it helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I was prescribed clindamycin orally (4x a day/300mg a dose for ten days). to take for a swollen gland/submandibular and jaw pain. Thinks its from previous infection since it comes/goes. I have a grad party Saturday 28th can I drink alcohol? Or skip?

I was prescribed clindamycin orally (4x a day/300mg a dose for ten days). to take for a swollen gland/submandibular and jaw pain. Thinks its from previous infection since it comes/goes. I have a grad party Saturday 28th can I drink alcohol? Or skip?

Clinda and alcohol: Skip alcohol but not skip Clinda. ETOH make any med less efficient, BUT if you had Clinda for 4-5 days or longer the benefit is fully gained already and one evening alcohol and lose one dose will not make anything worse. Enjoy the party! ...Read more

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Can swollen glands (maybe return of glandular fever) be causing my jaw pain? It's absolute agony and keeps cracking, pain killers aren't touching it

Can swollen glands (maybe return of glandular fever) be causing my jaw pain? It's absolute agony and keeps cracking, pain killers aren't touching it

Probably not: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck region probably aren't causing jaw popping and pain but can have many other sources. Need a check in the neck region by your physician. And your jaw issue by a qualified Dentist ...Read more

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Left side One swollen tonsils and jaw pain with no fever no soar throat nothing else with 412 eosiphinol

Left side One swollen tonsils and jaw pain with no fever no soar throat nothing else with 412 eosiphinol

Enlarged tonsil: This may be tendonitis despite lack of sore throat. The jaw pain may be referred from tonsillar inflammation. Evaluation by your physician, oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist is advised. Testing would include a throat culture to check for strep and also a monotest and cbc. Your eosinophil count of 412 is nonspecific. ...Read more

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I've got a kinda swollen lymph node in the corner of my jaw with mouth, ear and jaw pain since my wisdom teeth were removed on September 4. Infection?

See your Surgeon: It is not uncommon to have pain and swollen lymph nodes in the corner of your jaw following wisdom teeth surgery. However, only you oral surgeon can determine if it is normal or the beginning of an infection. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter has a slightly swollen tongue, jaw pain up to cheek bone and aching feeling when swallowing. Took motrin so I don't know if she had fever?

Viral infection: Symptoms seem typical of a cold which is a viral infection. If she has a fever check with your doctor for a possible strep throat which would require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can tonsils and throat stay red, swollen and irritated for months, causing neck and jaw pain, with no other symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes?

Can tonsils and throat stay red, swollen and irritated for months, causing neck and jaw pain, with no other symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes?

See your doctor: Red and swollen tonsils are a definite sign of infection. You should see your physician as soon as possible. The tonsils are a part of the immune system that help filter out pathogens, so redness and swelling means they are trying to filter out something. Please see your doctor to find out the source of infection. ...Read more

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Two weeks swollen lymph nodes, stuffy nose, neck/jaw pain all on left side. 4th day taking azithromycin 500mg. Not getting better. What's going on?

Two weeks swollen lymph nodes, stuffy nose, neck/jaw pain all on left side. 4th day taking azithromycin 500mg. Not getting better. What's going on?

Viral illness: Probably a viral illness, who's natural course is around two weeks. If there is a secondary bacterial infection in your sinuses, the bacteria may not be sensitive to the antibiotic, although that would be unusual. Try nasal irrigation to see if that helps, and see your regular doctor for a check up. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Having ear pain, swollen left lymph node, very sore throat and left jaw pain?

Having ear pain, swollen left lymph node, very sore throat and left jaw pain?

Wisdom tooth?: You could have a partially erupted or infected lower wisdom tooth on your left side. You may want to consult a dentist....Could also be a cold etc..... ...Read more

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After using electric toothbrush for first time, had swollen gums, some bleeding & jaw pain. 2 days later still have pain & now sore throat. What is it?

After using electric toothbrush for first time, had swollen gums, some bleeding & jaw pain. 2 days later still have pain & now sore throat. What is it?

Swollen gums: It sounds like you may have aggravated an already existing infection, and/or have periodontal disease (gum disease). However, it is impossible to know for sure without a visual examination and x-rays.
It is important for you make an appointment with your dentist to have this examined and treated. ...Read more

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Need help! I have had a swollen glands under my right ear by my jaw. Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals. 3yrs?

Need help! I have had a swollen glands under my right ear by my jaw. Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals. 3yrs?

3 years?: Many of these are signs of inflammation/infection, but other causes cannot be ruled out without further information, history and direct examination. I am surprised that you have had them for three years...I would strongly recommend a visit to your family doc for a comprehensive history and physical exam and possibly some lab work-up. Also, perhaps a visit to the dentist.. ...Read more