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I have a large painful bump under my chin next to the neck area- is this a tooth infection?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Painful Bump

Painful bumps should be examined by a physician - in this case, probably an ENT specialist.
Painful swelling in this location can be an infection of the teeth, salivary glands, lymph nodes, congenital cysts, or deeper abscesses in the neck. Treatment may require drainage and antibiotics. Other malignancies including cancer always need to be ruled out as well. Hope this helps!

In brief: Painful Bump

Painful bumps should be examined by a physician - in this case, probably an ENT specialist.
Painful swelling in this location can be an infection of the teeth, salivary glands, lymph nodes, congenital cysts, or deeper abscesses in the neck. Treatment may require drainage and antibiotics. Other malignancies including cancer always need to be ruled out as well. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible.

Besides a tooth infection, other possibilities can be a lymph node, throat cancer, jaw tumor/cyst or a swollen submandibular gland.
A cat scan will help determine a better diagnosis. Consult your md for an evaluation.

In brief: Possible.

Besides a tooth infection, other possibilities can be a lymph node, throat cancer, jaw tumor/cyst or a swollen submandibular gland.
A cat scan will help determine a better diagnosis. Consult your md for an evaluation.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Maybe

Maybe, maybe not.
See an oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam to diagnose.

In brief: Maybe

Maybe, maybe not.
See an oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam to diagnose.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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