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Can a tooth abscess create painful lymph nodes in the neck on the side of the tooth ache? I've had on/off lymph pain for about 3 mos.

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Dr. Frank Amico
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

yes, the lymphatics in your neck are in a chain leading to multiple nodes being inflamed.

In brief: Yes

yes, the lymphatics in your neck are in a chain leading to multiple nodes being inflamed.
Dr. Frank Amico
Dr. Frank Amico
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Dr. J. Richard Shih
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Usually tooth infection whether acute or chronic will trigger the immune system to react.
Lymph nodes swelling is one of this reaction. Please consult a dentist for proper treatment.

In brief: Yes.

Usually tooth infection whether acute or chronic will trigger the immune system to react.
Lymph nodes swelling is one of this reaction. Please consult a dentist for proper treatment.
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Dr. J. Richard Shih
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In brief: Yes

Please seek dental treatment immediately.
You've waited about three months too long to be seen. This problem will not resolve without care, and can only get worse.

In brief: Yes

Please seek dental treatment immediately.
You've waited about three months too long to be seen. This problem will not resolve without care, and can only get worse.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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