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What causes swelling below the ear?

For a while I have been feeling like I may have an ear infection or having wisdom tooth problems. Now it is rapidly getting worse. I have some swelling below my ear, right above my jaw bone making it a little difficult to completely close my teeth and my cheek is sore near there, like maybe an infection spot. It s causing my salivary glands to go off all of the time (not sure how to explain that) and seems to be getting sorer and sorer.
Fri, 28 Aug 2020
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Hi,

It can be a gum infection surrounding the wisdom tooth. Nothing to be panic, consult an oral physician and get it evaluated. If I am your treating doctor, I would have suggested you to take a course of antibiotics like Amoxicillin and Metronidazole (if you are not allergic), do saline gargling. Get an X-ray done to see the status of wisdom tooth.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mahesh Kumar T. S., Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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What causes swelling below the ear?

Hi, It can be a gum infection surrounding the wisdom tooth. Nothing to be panic, consult an oral physician and get it evaluated. If I am your treating doctor, I would have suggested you to take a course of antibiotics like Amoxicillin and Metronidazole (if you are not allergic), do saline gargling. Get an X-ray done to see the status of wisdom tooth. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mahesh Kumar T. S., Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery