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Swollen tonsils for 3/4 months, no white spots or pus, but very painful, came back clear of strep and glandular, could wisdom teeth be the cause? Or?

Swollen tonsils for 3/4 months, no white spots or pus, but very painful, came back clear of strep and glandular, could wisdom teeth be the cause? Or?

Infection: The tonsils can get chronic infection quieting down with antibiotic use and then flaring up again. Adenoids are also usually infected and thus the name t&a for the surgery usually performed after thorough exam by ENT specialist. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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3 days ago since my lower left wisdom tooth has been extracted, its still swollen at still cant open my mouth wide, what should I do? Hard to eat

3 days ago since my lower left wisdom tooth has been extracted, its still swollen at still cant open my mouth wide, what should I do? Hard to eat

Call DENTIST: After the removal of wisdom teeth swelling of the gums and local pain is normal it should be improving. If the Symptoms Are More Than This the Postop Advice Given Is to Call or Contact Your Dentist Office They Will Be Happy to Give You Further Advice ...Read more

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Have a new wisdom tooth coming out. Feels swollen in the region. Makes me want to adjust my mouth to be more comfortable no pain. Is this serious?

Have a new wisdom tooth coming out. Feels swollen in the region. Makes me want to adjust my mouth to be more comfortable no pain. Is this serious?

Not yet: But as that tooth grows in, "adjusting" your mouth may no longer be an option. And why prolong the inevitable? If you don't have enough room for that tooth, better to have it extracted now than later. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth has a hole in it and it has my face swollen and im in pain. I have been taking amoxcicillian 500mg for about 4dy and tylenol for pain but nothing is helpin my face is still swollen and my mouth is still in pain what can I do for swelling a

My wisdom tooth has a hole in it and it has my face swollen and im in pain. I have been taking amoxcicillian 500mg for about 4dy and tylenol for pain but nothing is helpin my face is still swollen and my mouth is still in pain what can I do for swelling a

Was: Was the Amoxicillin prescribed by dentist who is treating you for this episode of pain/ dental condition? Or are you taking Amoxicillin that you had around the house from a previous health issue? Since you did not address this to "dental"; I am concerned that you may not have been evaluated yet by a dentist. You could have an abscess or cellulitis. It is imperative that you see the dentist asap, as the cause of the the pain and swelling needs to be identified and fixed. If you do not have any allergies to non-steroidal anti- inflammatory medications - then a medication like Motrin may help with the pan a little more than tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Swollen patch on the roof of mouth near wisdom tooth. Not in any pain. It bleeds quite a lot every so often. I floss & use mouthwash but no joy.?

Swollen patch on the roof of mouth near wisdom tooth. Not in any pain. It bleeds quite a lot every so often. I floss & use mouthwash but no joy.?

Probably abscessed: Sounds like the wisdom tooth is abscessed and draining through the path of least resistance, which in this case is the roof of your mouth. When a tooth abscesses, that means that decay has entered the pulp and the bacteria are producing nasty pus that is draining out of the root end of your tooth. Please see your dentist asap to get this tooth extracted. ...Read more

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I have a moth ball taste in the back of my mouth. I have swollen gums on the back of my mouth and on one side on my back tooth. Could it be my wisdom tooth coming?

I have a moth ball taste in the back of my mouth. I have swollen gums on the back of my mouth and on one side on my back tooth. Could it be my wisdom tooth coming?

Infection: You could have an infection, possibly where the wisdom tooth is trying to erupt and still partially covered. You should see a dentist to find out exactly what is going on and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils under my chin but I'm not running a fever. Could my wisdom teeth cause this?

Swollen tonsils under my chin but I'm not running a fever. Could my wisdom teeth cause this?

May be sublingual: May be lymph nodes or the sublingual glands You cab discuss this with your physician and/or see a ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Would a wisdom tooth breaking through the gum make your tonsil swell and your ear to itch?

Would a wisdom tooth breaking through the gum make your tonsil swell and your ear to itch?

Tooth breaking gum: The eruption of a posterior (rear) tooth can cause general malaise, a fever up to 100 degrees and soreness in the tonsillar pillars. Itching of the ear is not a common sequella of tooth eruption. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth is causing my cheek and gum areas to swell, and it hurts to open my mouth. Appointment not for 3 days. Anything that can help till then?

Wisdom tooth is causing my cheek and gum areas to swell, and it hurts to open my mouth. Appointment not for 3 days. Anything that can help till then?

OTC meds: Alternate 600 mg. Of Ibuprofen with 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) each 3 hours. Apply cold packs if that helps and hopefully you should be able to be seen early in the week. If that isn't doing the trick, en emergency room will have stronger pain meds available. ...Read more

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It’s been 3 days since I got my wisdom tooth removed. My cheek is still swollen & my gums r stiff. S dis normal? M scared it mayt get permanent.

It’s been 3 days since I got my wisdom tooth removed. My cheek is still swollen & my gums r stiff. S dis normal? M scared it mayt get permanent.

Not permanent: You should begin feeling a little better every day from this point onward. If you are concerned contact your Oral Surgeon. That's who is responsible for your post-surgical care. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen where my wisdom tooth is, what could this be?

My gum is swollen where my wisdom tooth is, what could this be?

Pathology: Swelling of the gums associated with a wisdom tooth could be a localized infection around the crown of an erupting tooth known as a pericoronitiis. It could also be due to an acute abscess and in some instances, the swelling could be related to a possible cyst. A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-rays by your dentist can provide you with a more definitive diagnosis. ...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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My lip is still partly swollen 6 weeks after I had a wisdom tooth extracted. Is this normal?

My lip is still partly swollen 6 weeks after I had a wisdom tooth extracted. Is this normal?

No: Is it swollen or is it numb. Typically, you shouldn't have swelling of the lip. This sounds like it could be a numb lip. You should see the surgeon. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth on lower left side of jaw visibly growing in. Swollen, soar & annoying discomfort in area as well as gums. Safe to eat normally?

Wisdom tooth on lower left side of jaw visibly growing in. Swollen, soar & annoying discomfort in area as well as gums. Safe to eat normally?

Get it removed: Most of us don't have room for them to erupt into the mouth properly. They will cause jaw damage and damage to other teeth. Consider havin it removed asap.. Safe to eat normally. But won't get better on its own for long. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is starting to come in and my check is swollen and hurts bad this the third day and my gums are red an swollen around 3 teeth. Normal?

My wisdom tooth is starting to come in and my check is swollen and hurts bad this the third day and my gums are red an swollen around 3 teeth. Normal?

Call your dentist: Erupting wisdom teeth can cause pain and can be associated with gum soreness. Based on your description of your symptoms, I would suggest that you call your dentist for an appointment as soon as possible. The swelling could be an indication of an infection. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth on lower left side of jaw growing in. Swollen in that area & annoying discomfort in gums of that area. Gum feels like its lifted in area?

Wisdom tooth on lower left side of jaw growing in. Swollen in that area & annoying discomfort in gums of that area. Gum feels like its lifted in area?

Inflammation: Sometimes the gum flap over an erupting wisdom tooth can become inflamed, especially if the tooth is partially impacted. Please call your dentist for an emergency examination. Referral to an oral surgeon to remove the flap of tissue or the tooth itself. ...Read more

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Should I take this cephalexin that I have already for my swollen gland and gum, I believe there is a small piece of wisdom tooth that has been left be?

Should I take this cephalexin that I have already for my swollen gland and gum, I believe there is a small piece of wisdom tooth that has been left be?

No, see a dentist: Please do not self medicate yourself. You are not trained to know dosage, frequency and best antibiotic regimen to use. Besides, antibiotics along rarely resolves the cause of an infection. The cause also needs to be addressed. See a local dentist. ...Read more

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Why is my gums swollen over my last wisdom tooth?

Why is my gums swollen over my last wisdom tooth?

Possibly....: When wisdom teeth don't quite have room to fit there can be several reasons for swelling including: food getting stuck behind the tooth, cheek biting, gum getting squished between partially erupted top and bottom teeth, and infection. You need to see your dentist this week to have it evaluated. In the mean time rinse several times a day with warm salt water to help keep it clean. ...Read more

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What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

A few things: Infection, stuck food, cyst, tumor. Best bet is to see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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How to deal with swollen gums due to wisdom tooth?

Wisdom Tooth: The swollen gums due to a wisdom tooth can be remedied in two ways. First, the offending tooth can simply be removed. Second, the tissue around the tooth can be surgically removed, so that you can clean the tooth at home. I would go and get it looked at. ...Read more

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Can a sharp wisdom tooth cause lingual tonsil irritation?

Can a sharp wisdom tooth cause lingual tonsil irritation?

No, it would not: A sharp tooth would irritate the lateral border of the tongue, which could possibly feel like it is coming from the tonsil area. ...Read more

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Cavity on wisdom tooth, had it for years. No pain. Because of financial reasons, never got it fixed. Could this affect tonsils and overall health?

Cavity on wisdom tooth, had it for years. No pain. Because of financial reasons, never got it fixed. Could this affect tonsils and overall health?

Dental health: Has an impact on overall physical and emotional health. Please search out dental schools in your area and seek treatment. They can provide low cost services by supervised dental students. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is coming out causing me a cheek bite. My gums are swollen as well. I'm in a lot of pain.

My wisdom tooth is coming out causing me a cheek bite. My gums are swollen as well. I'm in a lot of pain.

Pain: If wisdom tooth is not erupting into correct place, it needs treatment. No OTC is going to make this go away. Please see an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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My salivary gland is swollen on the side I had three teeth remove one was a wisdom tooth. Is this cause for concern?

My salivary gland is swollen on the side I had three teeth remove one was a wisdom tooth. Is this cause for concern?

Do you mean: You have a swollen cheek? That would be normal for a wisdom tooth removal. If it isn't better in a week or ten days, see your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a wisdom tooth out yesterday I woke up today my face is swollen and bruised and one of the stitches fell out is that okay?

I had a wisdom tooth out yesterday I woke up today my face is swollen and bruised and one of the stitches fell out is that okay?

It should be ok.: Swelling and bruising, especially the day after your extractions, can be the normal after effect of difficult wisdom teeth extractions. Follow your post op prescriptions by applying ice to reduce swelling. Also take aleve (naproxen) etc. And any rx'd antibiotics to keep your mouth's bacteria count as low as possible to prevent dry sockets. Daily flossing is a must... As soon as possible. ...Read more

Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, ...Read more