Hello, I have a friend and her wisdom tooth had broken off. There is no pain or signs of infections. Although she has a swollen gland under her chin/neck. Would this be from her wisdom tooth? It is on the same side as the tooth.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 30 - March - 2011, at 19:59 PM

  • Yes the swollen gland under the chin can be due to broken wisdom tooth. The wisdom tooth when breaks becomes infected and it is not necessary that one should have pain due to infection as wisdom teeth donot help in chewing so they donot come under pressure and most time even if they are infected and broken the infection keeps on draining causing no symptoms. You should not ignore this and this broken wisdom tooth needs to be pulled out as this is focus of inection in the body. So schedule an appointment with oral surgeon and who after doing exam and taking pano will extract the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth need surgical extraction and your dental insurance covers it. For more info on wisdom teeth you can read this article.... www.identalhub.com/dental-dental-procedures-for-impacted-wisdom-teeth-737.aspx

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