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My right breast has been swollen for 2 months now, had a tooth pulled and root canal and crown. Can this be related?

Breast started swelling around same time as I had my tooth (back molar) pulled and root canal and crown done. Also experiencing pain in back shoulder and armpit. Dentist has said I do not have an infection, but my gums are still swelling as well. Not sure if these are related. Plan on seeing physician this week. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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My right breast has been swollen for 2 months now, had a tooth pulled and root canal and crown. Can this be related?

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The proximity of the breast and teeth are pretty far apart.  If it were a extraction site infection or root canal infection, it would be much more likely to appear in the jaw or neck, rather than the jaw.  As long as your dentist has rules out dental infection, I would advise seeing your medical doctor.  I certainly hope not, but you could have an unrelated breast tumor.  Time to see your physician!


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