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can tooth abscess cause a lymph node

can tooth abscess cause a lymph node to rise i had it removed and the dentist said that there was an infection inside the tooth under the crown  ( he said the tooth was split via xray )  but as he took the tooth out he said it had infection of it and gave me antibiotics
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Yes, once dental infection is eliminated, regional lymphadenopathy tends to resolve without consequence.
A tooth on the right side was taken out but the lymph node on the left is that common ?
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Uncommon, going back to your dentist to have a post op exam is advised.
The lymph node was there before the extraction but I thought that since the infection would cause the lymph node to rise.
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