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Dental cavity lymph node

I have a wollen submandibular lymph node on my right hand side and also a possible dental cavity on the same side.  i am going to the dentist as soon as they find a free space for me (this week hopefully). Can a dental cavity cause swollen lymph nodes??
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Yes, they can. They can cause the lymph nodes to be swollen and tender if the infection has spread.  Good to get it checked out as soon as possible.  
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