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I have had an infection in my wisdom tooth

I have had an infection in my wisdom tooth since last year due to a decay!! I am getting it pulled out this month!! Right now im taking an antibiotic to clear the infection before surgery!! the tooth is badly decayed and sometimes bleeds...the lymph nodes in my neck are swollen and my mouth doesnt look to healthy niether..this problem has caused me to have an obsession in my mouth and im starting to notice things ive never seen before!! im very worried my health isnt going to well!! in the past i have smoked weed out of blunts, but never drank alcohol nor smoked cigs and im worried it might have put me at risk for other problems i dont know i jus need to know whats wrong with me!! can smoking weed out of blunts cause oral cancer?? i had an annual physical and things were fine..but those physicals arent very thorough!! i am 20 yrs. old and very scared HELP!!
Asked On : Wed, 17 Feb 2010
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Dentist, Endodontics 's  Response
Hi, lymph nodes get enlarged due to infection. As you know that you have a badly decayed wisdom tooth, the primary cause of lymph node enlargement is that. Please do not worry. Go for the tooth extraction and wait for some time. The infection must subside. You are suspecting oral cancer. Your dentist would have told you if he suspected any abnormality in the oral cavity. So please relax. You are not likely to have cancer. Take care !
Answered: Thu, 10 Feb 2011
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Even spiced veggies can cause cancer. It means things which irritate your system does cause problems. So you should take that into consideration. And with your symptoms, get the infected tooth cleared with the help of antibiotics and/or extraction.

Answered: Wed, 17 Feb 2010
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