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an impacted tooth can definitely cause a lymph node to swell up to help fight off infection.
this sounds like a chronic long term issue causing inflammation in your lower jaw.
I would recommend you talk to your doctor about getting an ultrasound of that lymph node under your jaw in your neck.
this will tell for sure if it is indeed a reactive lymph node.
it sounds like an infection in the node
or the lymph node is swelling up to help you fight off an infection.
it sounds like a reactive lymph node to me.
I know it can be scary
but reactive lymph nodes often will swell up when you squeeze or press on them.
yes, infections can sometimes do that.
but your immune system should be fine
and should be able to fight it off.
make sure not to squeeze the area too much.
do you have other questions?
you have recently been on antibiotics so you should be ok.
most likely because your body is still making antibodies from the lymph node to prevent the next infection.
your body has cells which produces antibodies to help prevent the next infection.
this is part of the immune system.
so that is probably why the lymph node is still swollen.
most likely not.
it sounds like you are still worried.
ask your doctor for an ultrasound of the lymph node.
this will show for sure that it is a reactive lymph node swollen due to prior infection.
but you don't have to be worried.
I'm glad you got your wisdom tooth out.
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