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I have a bad tooth on my lower back that needs to come out,

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I have a bad tooth on my lower back that needs to come out, was on penicillin vk for a week,then in I was put on amoxicillin 875mg and this has been since this last Thursday,saturday morning woke up with a swollen spot under my jaw/upper neck on the same side as my bad tooth is this normal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 2 years ago.

I'd not call it necessarily normal or always the case, no. But, it can & does happen indeed. It is almost certainly the beginning of a either lymph node (absorbing swelling), or possibly a beginning abscess.

Preferably the first, the lymph node, as that may come and go; and the abscess can be a bit more involved.

But the extraction, will tend to make the swollen area subside, irregardless of it being a lymph node or an abscess. I hope this adds clarification for you.

Dr. Rampton

*PS: If you have any further concern, please don't hesitate -OK?

Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 2 years ago.

Sir, how is the swollen area doing? Hopefully no pain!