Hi! Can an upper wisdom tooth that doesnt hurt cause a swollen lymph node?

Usually not. Most swollen lymph nodes appearing in the neck are due to clinical oral neoplasms or overt intraoral infections. When an abscess develops in teeth a localized swelling appears in the maxilla or mandible without lymphatic spread to nodes. Rather one of the major complications is vascular invasion by the bacteria to cause cardiac complications including ruptured valves.

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Inflamed gums and swollen lymph node on the side of the wisdom tooth breaking through. What can I do about this?

Wisdom teeth. Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. Read more...
See A Dentist. Inflammation and swelling associated with a wisdom tooth with swelling of the the lymph nodes is not only a painful situation, but one that can develop into a more serious problem. You need a clinical examination and diagnostic x-ray(s) by a dentist to determine the recommended course of treatment. Read more...

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