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Wisdom Tooth Hurts Swollen Glands
I have swollen glands under jaw and in neck with what feels like a hole where my wisdom tooth should be coming in I can feel a little piece of tooth?
Ok: You have your wisdom tooth erupting. There may be an infection if you are swollen. Please see a local dentist for evaluation ...Read more
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
I have a large cold sore, swollen glands in my neck and sever mouth/tooth pain. What is going on and what doctor do I see?
Your dentist: This could all be related to the "cold sore" but with what you are saying about the tooth pain. You could have multiple problems as in a cold sore affecting your swollen glands but it could be an abcessed tooth which is producing bacterial infection and possibly that is causing the glands to swell. Bottom line see your dentist. ...Read more
Gum cancer symptoms? I have a good sized solidlump on gum line where my left bottom wisdom tooth was 9 yrs ago. Swollen glands & pain in neck jaw & ear
Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes. ...Read more
Impacted teeth: It sounds like your wisdom teeth could be partially impacted, or covered with gum. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon asap to have it looked at. ...Read more
I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple
Trauma?: Was this the result of an accident, or some traumatic injury? If yes, then need to see an oral surgeon. If you broke your wisdom tooth due to large decay, then it is likely infected, and you need to see an oral surgeon also. ...Read more
Probably not: My first question is whether it is your submandibular gland or a lymph node that is swollen because they are two different things. If it is your gland then you may have a blockage or an infection. If it is your lymph node you probably have an infection. In either case you need to see your oral surgeon and have him take a look at things to see if you need to be on antibiotics. ...Read more
Recurring swollen Gland under jaw, I have a cracked wisdom tooth on the same site could that be causing the swollen gland swelling round tooth aswel?
Possibly: Cracked tooth may mean the inside of the tooth is infected - infections can lead to swelling of local galnds ...Read more
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
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?
Gland Swelling?: After extractions swelling is normal in many areas of the mouth. Glands, muscles, joint area, and tongue have all been known to swell. If the swelling persists past 7 days or is painful on light pressure after 4 days, it is recommended that you return to your surgeon for an evaluation of the area. ...Read more
What can cause swollen glands under chin like close to the throat?! help please freakin out! I have a tooth abcess! Do I have ludwings agnia?
Abscessed tooth: An abscessed lower back tooth can cause swollen glands in the area you describe. Your glands (lymph nodes) swell up when they are fighting an infection in that area. This is what they are supposed to do. It is unlikely that you have ludwig's angina. Regardless you need to see a dentist or an oral surgeon tomorrow morning. They may place you on an antibiotic to help shrink the infection. ...Read more
I have swollen glands under my neck, hurts to swallow, jaw hurts, teeth hurt. Feel like I have been to dentist and had work done. Hurts to eat.?
See a physician: Please try some anti- inflammatory medications. I suggest you see a physician as you might need antibiotics. ...Read more
Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times? Increase reflux symptoms?
YeS!: If not able to clean, wisdom teeth can get infected by oral bacteria (cavity). This infection can spread into the salivary glands and glands below the tongue. These glands can swell, causing difficulty swallowing. Trying too hard to swallow can cause reflux symptoms. Get those infected teeth out! A dental problem can become a medical problem very quickly if they are not removed. ...Read more
No insurance: Start by seeing if the tooth needs to come out at this time, if treatment can be temporarily postponed, or possible not removed at all. If it needs to be removed, find out the cost, as well as possible payment options (such as carecredit or the citihealthcard). Dental school or hospital based dental residency programs offer reduced fees. Otherwise start saving or bite the bullet and prioritize $. ...Read more
I had my teeth cleaned a few days ago and now have an ulcer by my wisdom tooth. Hurts on that side when I swallow. What should I do?
Go back: Go back to the office that treated you. Have the area examined, X-rayed (if required for proper diagnosis), and then treated. ...Read more
Upper wisdom tooth has internal resorption. No tooth pain but pain palate behind tooth and ear hurts. Is pain common with IRR? Scared. Help.
Options: A consultation with your local General Dentist and an Endodontist to discuss your treatment options would be prudent. However, if it's a wisdom tooth the recommendation would likely be to extract it. Let's start by diagnosing the cause of your pain. This cannot be done over the internet. ...Read more
Can your tooth pain make your ear hurt I have a tooth pain I feel something sharp in it I feel like either a tooth or wisdom tooth is sharp.?
Infection???: Please see your dentist immediately, as you describing signs of possible dental infection in the wisdom tooth area. ...Read more
I cant open my mouth wide enough, 1 finger can only enter my mouth, it started when my lower wisdom tooth hurts and become swollen about 4 months ago?
See doctor/dentist: If it's still swollen, and if you have any swollen glands in your neck, you should see a dentist or family doctor soon to make sure there isn't an ongoing infection or other source of inflammation in your mouth, like TMJ. Oral cancers are fairly rare at your age, but have been on the increase recently, which is one more reason to have your mouth thoroughly checked. ...Read more
I m having bad wisdom tooth pain can't speak. Can't Eat anything just liquids. Face n neck hurt. Couldn't get to my dentist... What to do now??
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon ASAP. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
My tooth hurts when biting down. Also pain when pressing on the gum line around the same tooth. Recently had wisdom tooth removed on the same side.
See oral surgeon: May be improper healing or infection. See dentist or oral surgeon who did procedure. ...Read more
See your dentist: You must have some kind of gum infection or abscessed teeth, the blood indicate more of a gum (periodontal) issues. You need to see a dentist to treat this or you may risk the infection to spread to other vital areas in your face, neck and head. Please take care of this issue ASAP. ...Read more
No good answer: If your wisdom tooth hurts because of a cavity or it's impacted, no amount of penicillin regardless of how long you are on it will resolve the problem. If the wisdom tooth is coming in straight and there is sufficient room for it, the penicillin (plus (warm salt water rinses, and otc pain medication) may help within a couple of days. You should see a dentist to evaluate and advise you properly. ...Read more
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