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Can a tooth that is cracked and rotten cause a lymph node behind my ear to swell and be a little tender?

9 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sure

The infection is spreading.
Please see a dentist ASAP.

In brief: Sure

The infection is spreading.
Please see a dentist ASAP.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Of course

The presence of the bacteria from a rotten tooth alerts your body's defenses (lymph system) and thus your lymph nodes may swell behind the ear.

In brief: Of course

The presence of the bacteria from a rotten tooth alerts your body's defenses (lymph system) and thus your lymph nodes may swell behind the ear.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Rotten = infection.
Lymph nodes are designed to trap pathogens, limiting the spread of infection. Unless the source of infection, the diseased tooth, is addressed, the infection will eventually spread beyond the safeguard, the lymphatic system. Please call a Dentist for care.

In brief: Yes

Rotten = infection.
Lymph nodes are designed to trap pathogens, limiting the spread of infection. Unless the source of infection, the diseased tooth, is addressed, the infection will eventually spread beyond the safeguard, the lymphatic system. Please call a Dentist for care.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, it can

and that is a sign that the infection is starting to spread to your body.
This is a sign that you need to see a dentist and get that tooth taken care of, and soon. Good luck to you.

In brief: Yes, it can

and that is a sign that the infection is starting to spread to your body.
This is a sign that you need to see a dentist and get that tooth taken care of, and soon. Good luck to you.
Dr. Louise Andrew
Dr. Louise Andrew
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