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swollen lymph node caused by wisdom tooth???

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Old 03-09-2003, 08:19 PM   #1
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Post swollen lymph node caused by wisdom tooth???

About 3 months ago I noticed a lump in my neck. I instantly freaked out and went to the doc. He ran blood test after blood test. Then, sent me to a cancer spec. That doc felt my neck and said that he was 99% sure that i did not have cancer. He thinks i need a wisdom tooth pulled?? Anyone else have this problem??? It is going to be another month before my dentist can see me. I also have eye pain and headache on right side only (same side as tooth and lump).
Anyone with advise please reply.....

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Old 03-11-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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A dentist might be able to help you figure out if it's the wisdom tooth that's causing the lymph node swelling. Does the tooth cause you any pain? An absessed tooth can surely cause lymph node swelling esp. under the jaw if the infection is trying to spread past the confines of the tooth's socket and is draining debris and white blood cells through the lymph system.

A dentist can evaluate all of your other teeth too to see if any problems relating to infection are brewing. I know when I had a tooth abcess, I had jaw, cheek and eye pain too. Headaches. Referred pain from the tooth, fortunately which left me alone once the tooth was treated.

I think your doctor is trying to rule out serious illnesses which can cause lymph nodes in the gland to swell(but only in a minority of cases) to be on the safe side. Problems with ears, sinuses are often evaluated as well.

Old 03-13-2003, 01:50 PM   #3
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My swollen lymph node is not under my is down in my neck, below my ear. I do; however, have eye pain and headaches. I am also thinking it may have more to do with my ear as well.

Thank You For The Advice!!!!

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