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One enlarged tonsil, can abscessed tooth be the cause?

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 20, 2010
  • 02:36 AM

I am a 21 year old male. I have had multiple abscessed teeth the past few years. I had two that drained naturally 5 and 4 years ago. Another that was pulled last year after a few weeks of pain, and one that was pulled a few months ago. The last abscessed tooth was my left wisdom tooth. Around the same time I noticed my left tonsil was enlarged and I had thought it was a result of the infection. There was no pain or discomfort. I had taken penicillin but that did nothing. Three months later I had an ENT look at it and he informed me that my adenoids are also large for my age. So my question is that would multiple abscessed teeth lead to larger adenoids? And does this sound like a result of multiple dental infections or something else?

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