Abscess jaw tooth extracted

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My adult son has a tooth that needs extracted. His insurance requires preauthorization (!?), so he saw a dentist and the request was submitted. In the meantime, he was prescribed 10 days of amoxicillin, which he did not take properly. It's been 2 weeks since his visit and his jaw and cheek and swollen and painful. He went to the ER, at his dentists suggestion, and was given ibuprofen and 500mg pencillin 4 x day, which we are monitoring, to be sure it gets taken.
i too had an abscess,my tooth had to be extracted(it was the tooth that already had root canal treatment,i had cracked it) and was on 3 different antibiotics.it took me just over 2weeks to heal.
Same thing again, Was given the same meds and everything was fine. I was referred to a oral suergon to have the tooth extracted. Made an appointment but cant be seen till 8/8 { EVERYONE IS REFERRED TO THEM}. Now as of 3 days ago the same thing has happened.A friend of mine gave me some of her amoxicillin to take untill i can get to the dentist again. Now Day 2 of meds my cheek is swollen. The infection is in #3 tooth upper molar. Btw the tooth is broke.
The following day I visited a near by dentist who extracted this tooth (swelling was up to my left eye and I was having problems breathing) dentist showed me the scan-nearby teeth were not infected however...I had an LVI princess crown on my tooth behind the extracted tooth which was pulled off during my extraction. Dentist put my crown back on then said due to the abscess the tooth should drain.
) Afterwards, pressure sensitivity improved but gum swelled on the linqual side. Dentist treated with Cavitron and said tooth would need to be extracted if swelling continued. Four days ago, had tooth 14 prepped for crown. All okay first day, then cheek and jaw started swelling and have not improved. No pain in tooth 14. Made an independent appt with Oral Surgeon but can't get in for three weeks. Any ideas/suggestions? And, why would tooth 14 exacerbate 29? Or, is it a separate problem?
I had a root canal done on tooth #29 about ten years ago after an injury to the tooth. All seemed well until I noticed a swelling under this tooth a few weeks ago that hurt when pressed. I called the dentist and was told I had an abscess. She prescribed me 150mg Clindamycin over ten days for the infection and referred me to an endodontist. The endodontist retreated the root canal a couple weeks later. A few hours after the retreated root canal became horribly painful and I noticed some swelling.
I am worried I have a dental infection spreading from neglected dental work, that was complicated by a mis-diagnosis. Sorry for dragging this on, and on. Does a tooth abscess ever not show up on a X-ray? Possibly draining out before X-ray is taken? draining into roof of mouth or sinus?
I went to the dentist recently with pain in my tooth he said it was an abscess tooth and started a root canal, that was very unsuccessful. My jaw swole , he changed my antibiotic to something stronger, but that did not good, so with three days left on the antibiotic he extracted the tooth yesterday but he did nothing about the abscess. My jaw is still swollen. Should he have done something with the pus or abscess?
He said a upper tooth on that side showed infection and it had already had a root canal and crown, so he retreated the tooth. He said the tooth smelled horrible while he was cleaning it out. He wasn't going to put me on antibiotics but I kind of insisted. It has been several weeks and the nodes in my neck are still swollen and now the ones under my jaw are swelling up and I have stiffness at the base of the back of my head and neck..
- A couple of more weeks went by and although lump was present I was told by my initial oral surgeon that it was TMJ and that I needed to stretch my jaw. - I went to childhood dentist, was told it was an abscess not TMJ and was referred to an endodontist. - Endodotonist did not feel it was a dead tooth and I was referred to another oral surgeon. - Oral surgeon abrated the area and reopened the socket and put me on another antibiotic.
I have had extreme pain for about two weeks.Just the past couple of days i've noticed that it's causing my ear and jaw to hurt.Today I woke up and my gland in my neck,directly under my ear is swollen and it kind of hurts.I have a bad smell and taste coming from the tooth.Plus it is so swollen that it feels like I have a hard bump on my gum underneath that tooth.My question is.Does this sound like it is infected or abcess?
It is fixed only on one part of the gum i can even move it away from the tooth buy is is highly sensitive. Is this what you call an abscess or once the swelling is gone the lump of meet will retract?Momentarily i am taking antibiotics.I really need some advice on what to do.
Or is an abscess and a tooth infection the same thing??? Also, will he do more x-rays to make sure it's gone???
Hi all, six months ago I got a titanium implant for a tooth that was extracted a while back. About six weeks ago apparently I developed an infection (periimplantitis) on my new implant. I had an abscess, got antibiotics for a few weeks, until the dentist cleaned out the bone two weeks ago. The implant is still there. Here is my question: since I have first developed the abscess I keep sweating at night. I'm waking up basically every night sweating.
I went to a dentist there who said he wasn't sure if it was a sinus problem triggered by the long flight or something caused by the tooth. There was no sign of problem on the xray and the pain was quite high in the jaw with no swelling and no fever. He gave me antibiotics and asked me to get it checked out when I was back home. The pain disappeared quickly. Went to the dentist when back home who again saw nothing on the xray.
Hi, I have a cracked tooth that developed an abscess. I originally posted on the question about swollen cheeks and abscesses, but I haven't had a response and my situation has changed, so I'm posting a new topic. I've been to two dentists and one endodontist this week. (I thought it best to go to a dentist on my insurance plan when I realized how expensive this would all be, which is why I went to the second dentist.) The tooth is cracked and dead. It has had no prior dental work.
I am 10 weeks pregnate and have a wisdom tooth that broke off at the gumline a while back, and for the last three days, it has started swelling and is actually swolen over the tooth. My neck is swollen, and I have a not in my neck under the jaw bone. I have taken tylenol for days and I cant get the pain and swelling to go away. I am thinking it may be absessed. Should I go to the ER?
Hi, A small hard lump like that sounds like a resolving abscess. It's possible that tooth has a small crack in it that xray cannot see. If that is the case, the pain won't go away and a root canal is in order to see if the tooth can be saved. Many times a very small crack below the gumline can hold if it has RTC and a crown. If it gets too wide, the tooth has to be extracted.
A failed root canal left infected root in the tooth, which caused a major infection, an abscess, a need for another root canal on a nearby tooth, and eventually the extraction of both teeth. I have had a fever for 6 months, since the onset of this infection. I have no other underlying illnesses, no health problems, no inflammatory illness. Prior to this I was healthy. I don't drink or smoke. The only other thing that's popped up during all this is I have a small cyst on each side of my thyroid.
This tooth has crown - 23 years ago and root canal 15 years ago (went right thru top of crown) also had a pin-stabilizer post (not sure of the real name)- there was not much tooth left/ so I have gotten 15 extra years out of this tooth- I am 47.
If its due to a cavity, the bacteria could travel to the pulp/nerve of the tooth and cause pain and again, potentially an abscess as well. A partial may be possible but if you're only replacing one tooth, it wouldn't be the ideal treatment.
i had the same thing happen to me she should just get that tooth extracted because the tooth itself might be infected as with my situation she should do it as soon as possible
I thought it was a sinus issue. When I woke up Sunday, my neck and under my jaw was swollen and I had severe tooth pain. Went to the ER and was given Clindamycin and Norco. I had #18 molar extracted yesterday. Oral surgeon said it had an abscess. He told me to make sure I complete taking my Clindamycin. I have considerable ear and jaw pain as well as the area of extraction. I'm taking ibuprofen and Norco and continuing antibiotics per instructed.
I had a back tooth pulled (third from molar) about 3 weeks ago. now my check is swelling and I can hear a noise occasionally in my ear. could this be dry socket? I did have a root canal done 4 months ago, still had pain, so the tooth was extracted.
to whom it may concern, I am a 23 year old female with left lower mouth pain where the wisdom tooth should be, i went to an oral surgeon today who said he thinks its tmj but told me that the left lower wisdom tooth is impacted and in the bone near the jaw, im am thinking that it is my wisdom tooth that is causing the problem but he doesnt think so. he thinks its tmj what do any of you think it is.
Hi I've recently had a tooth extracted because it was impacting with my wisdom tooth. I visited the dentist because I developed an infection just underneath my jaw on the right hand side. I've been prescribed AntiBiotics and was told they would take 48 hours to kick in. Since then the swelling has increased and the bulge on my jaw has grown considerably. I was told sometimes with Antibiotics that things can get worse before they get better.
It radiates along my entire lower jaw. Pressure on the tooth makes the pain less severe but once I take my finger off... OUCH!! The severe pain continues for about 10 minutes. Lately the tooth has also become sensitive to cold and this is really starting to concern me. I'm tired of being in pain. After reading some blogs I wonder if my dentist was wrong in suggesting I needed a root canal because the only problem I had prior to THAT was heat sensitivity.
Ive had an abscessed tooth and got that extracted. 2 of my teeth are broken to the gum and one is just the shell of the tooth nothing inside and half broken. I dont have swelling or bleeding gums , I dont have pain just broken decaying teeth.
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