Infection in lower jaw

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I had a root canal and crown in 2002. About 19 months ago I started getting jaw infections right above the tooth in question. This has happened four times now. It is very painful and my jaw swells up like it is going to burst open. The same dentist keeps giving me antibiotics but the incidents are happening closer together now. He said maybe the tooth under the crown is cracked and he could pull it. I don't think it's the tooth but rather my jawbone.
IN AUGUST 2007, I STARTED HAVING A PAIN IN MY LOWER RIGHT JAW AND GUM . THE TOOTH ABOVE THE PAIN HAD A PIN, ROOT CANAL AND CROWN, AS DID THE TOOTH IN FRONT. MY DENTIST TOOK AN X-RAY, FILED THE TOOTH DOWN, AND NOTHING HELPED. I WENT BACK TO HIM SEVERAL TIMES AND THE SAME THING. HE REFERRED ME TO AN ENDONDIST - HE DID BASICALLY THE SAME THING. HE SAID IF IT DIDN'T GET BETTER, HE WOULD HAVE THE TOOTH REMOVED. AFTER MUCH PAIN, IN NOVEMBER 2007 MY DENTIST REMOVED THE TOOTH.
It is in bad shape (rotten). My lower jaw has swollen up a couple of times in the last couple of months. I took penicillin both times which took the swelling away but not the lower jaw nerve problem. I know I need to go to an oral surgeon and have it removed. I am on Medicare which does not cover dental. I was in the hospital for 5 days in January for severe abdominal pain. I had many expenses so I have not been able to pay an oral surgeon to take it out.
The brain infection is generally from an untreated upper tooth. It can also potentiall remain in the jaw and disintegrate the bone inside weaking it and thus causing more likely breakage or even such extensive damage the jaw isn't save-able and must be removed. Sorry to paint an ugly picture but it is ALWAYS best to address problems when they are starting rather than wait later.
went back to him and he looked and took another xray and said well look here you have alot of infection. you jaw and the infection has hit the main line and has gone to your lower teeth. take some more meds. i came home took them and was completely under a haze. then ended up throwing up alot. pretty much past out and feel asleep on heating pad. now i called him again today. not in the same amount of pain. but all he said is infection. nothing i did wrong. (dentist).
how to care for a baby pitbull that the mother broke the lower part of the jaw the jaw is in line but it hangs kind of low no swelling she can lap milk and soft food will she be ok
My lower jaw, throat, neck started hurt yesterday and increased so that no amount of aspirin or advil helped the pain. The day before I had 'squeezed a samll cyst on the left side of my chin. This morning my whole L lower jaw and lip are swollen and painful to the touch, inside and out. I want to find out what this is, have it treated and get something for the excruciating pain. I can't tell if this is dental or cyst/infection related and therefore don't know who to call, doctor or dentist.
Dentist reported no infection in teeth or gums though my panoramic x-ray showed two 'unusual' lesions in my jaw-bone behind my last molar -larger one close to last molar but not permeating the membrane & a smaller one further back. Dentist was reluctant to speculate what it was except that it could be related to my swollen lymph node etc and referred me to an oral surgeon.
He prescribed Metronidazole. November 2007 - She continued to have pain in her lower right jaw. The dentist removed a third tooth (very back one). This was an awkward extraction, which took over an hour to complete. The root or the tooth was "hooked"? in to the jaw bone. The dentist claims he had to remove part of the jaw bone to complete the extraction. Over the next four months (December 07 - March 08) she was in severe pain. The surgery performed on her jaw would not heal.
I have problems with numbing tooth in lower jaw and am waiting for an extraction on the NHS under GA When I saw a consultant he said it was always possible to get numb with a local anasthetic but I am not imagining this, it is really painful. He has put me to the bottom of the list as he feels my dentist could have removed the tooth under a local. Is it because I have some complicated nerve pathway ?
I just got over a bad flu/cold last week but since then I've had a headache every day. I find that I feel completely "out of it" all the time...very tired and dizzy. I just noticed today that I have a lump in my lower right jaw that's a bit sore. I don't know if it's just "in my head' or what. (No pun intended.) I have had sinus infections before and this is what it feels like, until I found this thing in my jaw.
I went to a dentist in August 2008 because I had intense pain in my jaw which I knew was most likely a tooth causing it although I didn't know which one because the pain was so bad that I could not open my mouth to eat. I would hold my head & cry. I was told by this dentist that it was my wisdom tooth but I knew it wasn't because as the pain started to subside I had a tooth on the left bottom that was super sensitive.
Then about 2 weeks after finishing the 2nd course of antibiotics, the pressure/pulling sensations in my lower jaw, ear and neck all came back. It got worse and then the pressure turned into intense pain and I finally went to Urgent Care - the dr. said it was probably an infection in the mandibular area that has never completely gone away from all the dental problems/abscess.
Per general dentist, it lays directly under a good tooth, has abscess/cyst at base and infection in mandible. States it needs to be removed per xrays and consult with oral surgeon who agreed but said it will be a major task since the nerves are tangled, jawbone may break etc. I have no insurance, employed part-time so removal is not an option. Dr(s)stated infection will get into blood stream and may be deadly. I would like to know approx. how fast or slow a mandible infection may spread.
Since late on Thursday night, I've been experiencing intermittent pain in my jaw around my upper molar area. The pain radiates from my ear to right above my upper molar. It, also, extends to my lower jaw on the same side. I have had an ongoing problem with sinus congestion, but as of late, it seems to have gotten much better. However, in the past couple of days, I've become congested, again. Could this have anything to do with what's going on?
The common cause of locked jaw after lower wisdom tooth extraction is muscle spasm, which is also known as trismus.If there is no history of disc displacement, muscle spasm tends to resolve in a week, if there is no infection of socket.
While that area is healing the nerve can be irritated and thus giving you pain signals to other teeth in the lower jaw. You should have your surgeon/dentist check for any signs of delayed healing in the sockets and or infection.
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I do not think I have a dental problem as I have regular check ups and have had damaged nerves in the past. I also don't feel that it's an infection in my ear, so am taking pain killers. But what could be the problem?
The procedure took about 45 mins and during the drilling phase, I started to get a build up of pain in my lower jaw, which I initailly attributed to the cold water that is used during the drilling process. 5 days after the filling was done, I was still getting a lot of pain from both the tooth and my lower jaw. The tooth that was filled is extremely sensitive to the cold air test and the dentist suspects that there may be an infection in the tooth and has put me on a course of amoxycilin.
they will be able to fix the problem and prescribe you the medications for any infection or pain. you may just have TMD but i doubt it if it the lower part of your jaw. call your dr. and have them take a look at it.
I had my cavities filled on the right lower back teeth in June 09. I was fine and normal after that. In August, I had a right ear pain like something is stuck inside the ear, the pain increased when I open the mouth wide. Checked with primary and no ear infection and said it could be TMJ, checked with Dentist - he said he does not see any relation to the dental procedure to this issue and suggessted to wear night guard as the grinding would have caused this pain.
I received 2 implants in the lower jaw (pos. 34 and 35) early yesterday. My lower lip and chin area are still numb (feels like when dental injections are just about to wear off - except they don't). The implantologist says the nerves are not damaged and can apparently see this on the X-rays. He says the feeling will disappear over several days and is caused by the local anaesthetic. Qu. Can the aneasthetic (or the way it was administered) really be the cause?
I went to see my doctor today because I had been having the lower jaw pain and then pain near my ears. I have a chronic sinus infection,very bad they said. So i guess my jaw pain was the sinuses not temp. crowns. Which feel ok now. I get permanent ones on in 7 days. Can't wait to see the new me.
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