| | Swollen lymph gland after tooth extraction
Hi all, this is my first post. I should give you some history first before i ask my question.
I have had a infected canine for about 4 years. Every few months, i would get an abscess which would be painfull but only last a few days. When the abcess was gone, if i pressed my tounge against the back of the tooth pus would be pushed throught the gum and this would happen all the time, it never stopped.
I went to my dentist several times about it. Even changed dentist and i have to say they all were not great. I either got "i dont know", "pay me £5000 and i will give you an implant" to "your tooth will last another 15 years if you take care of it". That is actually what my last dentist said to me two weeks before i moved to the Czech Republic telling them i was going to get the implant but in Czech for a fifth of the price.
Anyway, a few days after moving i got another abcess. It went away as usual but this time it left my tooth loose, and it was very pain full to eat. So i went to a dentist here who advised me i would have to get the tooth pulled.
So three days ago the tooth was pulled. After the first day my lymph node under my ear, behind my jaw, began to swell. By day two, it was huge. (About an inch by an inch) my neck is visibally swollen. Having said that i am in no pain... Except the pressure on the gland and general head movment.
I have been to the doctor and a dental surgeon and they don't seem to know what it is as i have no visible infection anywhere. And as i said, i am in no discomfort at all.
So, finally, my question. Is it possible, that because my body was constantly fighing my tooth infection for 4 years that now the lymph node is a little hyperactive?
I am on antibiotics etc and following the doctors orders but i was just wondering why its so swollen.
Thanks for your responces.
Last edited by Kevinpr; 10-05-2012 at 05:12 PM.