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Can tooth abscess and tooth infections cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Definitely, yes

A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection.
Tooth infections can spread to other areas of the mouth and cause extensive tooth loss, or compromise the immune system – and although rare, may become life threatening. The swollen glands of the neck and enlarged lymph nodes are common symptoms of the tooth abscess. See a dentist ASAP.

In brief: Definitely, yes

A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection.
Tooth infections can spread to other areas of the mouth and cause extensive tooth loss, or compromise the immune system – and although rare, may become life threatening. The swollen glands of the neck and enlarged lymph nodes are common symptoms of the tooth abscess. See a dentist ASAP.
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Dr. Danny Farmer
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on which tooth is infected, however if it persists after 6 weeks and tooth infection is resolved, then need to have a medical evaluation for more serious causes!

In brief: Yes

Depending on which tooth is infected, however if it persists after 6 weeks and tooth infection is resolved, then need to have a medical evaluation for more serious causes!
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