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Pain and swelling under the jaw. Due to swollen lymph node? Difficulty in swallowing and opening the mouth

Hi, I am having horrible pain under my jaw line on my left side. I imagine it is a lymph node that is swollen. However, it is not the typical swelling and symptoms that go along with a regular infection. This has happened before, but it comes on very suddenly and feels as though it swells up very fast. The pain feels like it s right under my tongue . In the past, the swelling and pain go away in about 30 seconds to a minute and I never experience any other symptoms. This however, is not going away quickly. It s been like this for about 10 minutes at this point. It is hard to swallow or open my mouth at all.
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
It sounds like you are having an anaphylatic allergic reaction. I recommend going to an allergist to get tested to see what is triggering this issue.

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Dr. Ward
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
first of all please check whether your wisdom tooth has erupted or is dependant on your age too.if the gum over the impacted wisdom tooth is inflammed,then the pain and swelling may be associated with pericoronitis.
if the debris and bacteria are deeply entrapped,an abscess also may form.
pain and swelling of pericoronal tissue around the affected tooth,difficulty in chewing and difficulty in opening mouth are the usual complaints.mildly ill with fever,malaise and regional lymphadenopathy are the associated symptoms.
entrapped food debris must be removed.
a radiograph helps in assessing the position of involved tooth.if impacted,the tooth must be removed.if it is in a favourable position,surgical removal of pericoronal flap is done which is known as operculectomy.
administration of antibiotics helps to relieve the symptoms and prevent the spread of infection to the adjacent tissue spaces.
take care.
Answered: Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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