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Gum abcess for 1 year no pain(draining). could this cause a lymph node in the posterior triangle on the same side to swell with no pain ?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Absolutely

If you had an infection anywhere else in your body wouldn't it cause the adjacent lymph nodes to swell? You have an active infection.
It's probably causing bone destruction. Be thankful it doesn't hurt, but this could change in the blink of an eye. The bacteria, spreading through your blood stream, can affect other organ systems. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment.

In brief: Absolutely

If you had an infection anywhere else in your body wouldn't it cause the adjacent lymph nodes to swell? You have an active infection.
It's probably causing bone destruction. Be thankful it doesn't hurt, but this could change in the blink of an eye. The bacteria, spreading through your blood stream, can affect other organ systems. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment.
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