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I have headache with ear ache and swollen jaw, what could this be?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Dental abscess

As described it is likely an infection around the base of a tooth (=dental abscess), or possibly an obstruction of the parotid gland in your cheek that makes saliva.
Either swell up and cause pain. Usually either can be addressed by your regular doctor or in an urgent care center. A dentist can also often address both conditions as well.

In brief: Dental abscess

As described it is likely an infection around the base of a tooth (=dental abscess), or possibly an obstruction of the parotid gland in your cheek that makes saliva.
Either swell up and cause pain. Usually either can be addressed by your regular doctor or in an urgent care center. A dentist can also often address both conditions as well.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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In brief: Infection

But it can also be a cyst.
. Your post did not say you long you have the swelling or if you have been treated recently by a dentist. Now is the time to call your dentist for an appointment for diagnosis & treatment.

In brief: Infection

But it can also be a cyst.
. Your post did not say you long you have the swelling or if you have been treated recently by a dentist. Now is the time to call your dentist for an appointment for diagnosis & treatment.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: A few things

The swollen jaw suggests infection.
Other problems like tumors of the jaw or saliva gland can give the same symptoms. Best advice is to see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/diagnosis/treatment recommendations.

In brief: A few things

The swollen jaw suggests infection.
Other problems like tumors of the jaw or saliva gland can give the same symptoms. Best advice is to see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/diagnosis/treatment recommendations.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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