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Would it be possible that a cutting wisdom tooth causes swollen glands?

Would it be possible that a cutting wisdom tooth causes swollen glands?

Not likely: "cutting" the wisdom teeth would not directly cause swollen glands. However, if there is a residual infection from the surgical procedure, there could be glandular involvement as with any infection. Contact the doctor immediately if you suspect any infection. ...Read more

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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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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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?

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

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Can cutting wisdom teeth cause swollen glands?

Yes: Yes, when initially erupting, and later if infected. For best results. Always have wisdom teeth assessed and treated by board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are swollen glands normal with incoming wisdom teeth?

Please tell me, are swollen glands normal with incoming wisdom teeth?

Yes: Often get swollen lymph notes since when wisdom teeth break through the gum tissue get some inflammation. Make sure your wisdom teeth are evlauated/treated by board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Will impacted wisdom teeth cause swollen glands/lymph nodes?

Will impacted wisdom teeth cause swollen glands/lymph nodes?

Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

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

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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

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

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I had a wisdom tooth removed and now submandibular salivary gland is swollen. Is this normal?

I had a wisdom tooth removed and now submandibular salivary gland is swollen. Is this normal?

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

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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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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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Following my wisdom tooth extraction my submandibular salivary gland is swollen is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times? Increase reflux symptoms?

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

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Wisdom tooth hurts and possibly impacted, but no insurace?

Wisdom tooth hurts and possibly impacted, but no insurace?

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

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What to do if I am preqnant and my wisdom tooth hurts really bad!!!! please help?

Oral surgeon: Oral surgeons are best equipped to deal with complicated wisdom tooth patients. Oral surgeon will examine and determine best course. Probably antibiotics and pain medication. ...Read more

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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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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??

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

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Teeth tenderness not all only some, swollen glands & blood taste in mouth?

Teeth tenderness not all only some, swollen glands & blood taste in mouth?

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

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Help! My tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Help! My tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office. ...Read more

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Can infection in multiple teeth/gum area cause painful swollen glands and general malaise?

Can infection in multiple teeth/gum area cause painful swollen glands and general malaise?

Absolutely: Like any other infection, infected teeth/gums can make you very sick. You must see a Dentist immediately. Most physicians, urgent care, or ER, will just provide palliative treatment, directing you on to a Dentist for appropriate care. ...Read more

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How long does the penicillin take to kick in if my wisdom tooth hurts?

How long does the penicillin take to kick in if my wisdom tooth hurts?

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

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more