Infection of jaw bone

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I WENT BACK FOR MY 2ND CHECKUP AND SHE STATED I HAD A BONE INFECTION IN MY JAW. I WAS ON IV ANTIOBTICS FOR 6 WEEKS, AND WAS FINE. ABOUT A MONTH AGO, I STARTED HAVING GUM PAIN IN THE SAME AREA. THE ORAL SURGEON SAID EVERYTHING LOOKED OK. MY DENTIST SAID I HAD GUM RECESSION AND REFERRED ME TO A PERIODONIST. THE DOCTOR SAID EVERYTHING WAS OK, THAT THE GUM RECESS ION WOULD NOT CAUSE THE PAIN I WAS HAVING. HE TOLD ME TO COME BACK IN A MONTH AND TALK ABOUT A TOOTH IMPLANT!
I was just diagnosed with 4 abcesses and had to have emergency tooth removal of 2 of the 4 teeth. The dentist informed me that the infection had spread into my jaw bone. Should I have it checked further to make sure all infection is gone?
Axillary and groin lymphadenopathy are not commonly associated with jaw bone infection. Further investigation of lympadenopathy is wattented.
I would like to know what alternatives are possible to get rid of the infection within the jaw bone. I am very concerned that the infection might spread to vital organs if it is not erradicated. Thank you. D.G. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/422049'>abcesses and jaw bone infection</a>.
In 2005, I had a bilateral total joint replacement of my TMJ's. Since the surgery, I've had hearing loss and vision loss. I've also had severe bone pain in the mandibular bone and the bone behind my ear. The pain instantly draws me to tears. The surgeon feels nothing is wrong..but, he concedes that I am in severe pain. His only advice is that I keep going to my pain doctor. I've been on everything from ativan to zanaflex. I am currently on roxicodone. The pain is progressively getting worse.
The biophosphonate drugs have been known to cause osteonecrosis (infection causing loss of bone) of the jaw. A disease you do not want to get. The lecturer said she would never recommend anyone taking them. Having an extraction or even a root canal after taking these drugs can initiate the infection in the bone.
First, some context.... In May/June of this past year, I developed a lump on my jaw bone. Thinking that it was a problem with a tooth (maybe an impacted wisdom tooth?) I went to the dentist. At this point the lump was maybe not quite the size of a pea. I went to the dentist and they had no same-day appointments, and that if I was worried about the lump that I should go to the ER.
My 15 year old grandson discovered this past week just above the end of his jaw bone (right side ) a tiny pea sized hard nodule under the skin. It hurts when it is pushed on. What do you think? What kind of doctor should he see?Thank you so much.
I began with pain in my jaw bone, just under teeth 20/21 towards the front of my mouth. Suspecting root canal, antibiotic was issued for 7 days. After visits with 2 endo- specialists, root canal has been ruled out, as well as additional cavitiesl. Pain is bad enough that Tylenol #3 was issued. 4 weeks later, pain is still there. Second round of Antibiotics issued last thur, as well as Advil as an alternate ( anti-inflamitory).
, The fistula in my mouth was actually a major infection, My MD took one look and sent me straight to oral surgery the surgeon she meticulously cleaned out the root canal extraction site removed the bone graft and the forgotten gutta percha at the site of infection it was sent to the lab, I instructed the oral surgeon to do A CAVITATION which is grind down one mm of the bone which guarantees infection is gone, approximately 6 days later I went to a dentist and had a major ozone infection i
There are two bumps along my lower jaw(under the tounge) on the bone. It does not hurt but im worried! I dont know if it might be cancer. Does anybody know what it might be?
is this an infection that has spread to the jaw bone? I've only had 2d panoramic x rays done. Perhaps a 3d would find this? Thank you so much for your help. I am at a loss on what to do for help and curious as to how I can get a dentist or doctor to acknowledge this and not attribute it to something completely mental. I can feel this in my cheek. I've felt spasms in my jaw. Thanks.
The problem is, before one week i got a hard lump on my right jaw bone near my chin.Also am having ear pain on the same side of the lump.The lump is painful only when touched.Is this a symptom of cancer?
He took a couple digital xrays and told me I have an infection in my jaw below #1 molar. The tooth has already had a root canal, many years ago. I've been on monthly Aredia for almost a year (widespread bone mets). My oncologist says extraction is out of the question, so I am being treated with anitbiotics for 8 days to see how it responds. My dentist indicates this is a standard abcess and not ONJ.
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.
About a month later there was swelling next to my jaw bone under that tooth and a hard lump which wasn't extremely painful but tender to the touch. I figured it would go away which it did but has come back bigger than before and very hard like bone. The swelling goes away slowly but the hard part stays there next to my jaw bone. I am seeing an ear, nose and throat doc. who is requiring a panorex be done so he can see what it looks like.
in neck - someimes become so swollen i can feel them pulsating ear ache headaches sore piece of gum right at the back of mouth lower left side past the wisdom tooth constant sore throat bda breath ( dentist advised slight bit of gum disease) swollen lower jaws both sides -swelling sometimes feels like my throat is closing up and have tinging sensation going up my neck and around my lower jaws when i bite my teeth together you can feel something at both the angles of the jaw each side had x-ra
The dentist said that what he has it very rare but the pulp of that tooth goes extremely low and that there was no way of knowing that and what happen was that some how bacteria got behind the filling of the tooth travel up to the end of the root and the infection burst into his bone. (?) and that he needed a root canal. Cost $2400. Anyways I have heard of several people that spend all that money on root canals and they go wrong and have to have the tooth pulled.
Unfortunately, it usually takes the path of least resistance so it can spread quite rapidly once it goes through the jaw bone. It can potentially not develop this pus pocket and go straight into the sinus/head or it can travel down the neck depending on the tooth. If you are concerned about a possible infection, it would be best to address the issue sooner than later.
There are reports that link people taking IV fosamx to osteonecrosis of the bone having oral and maxilofacial surgery. Treatment really depends upon degree of severity. Most of the time patients are advised hyperbaric chambers.
It litterly feels like someone is sticking a ice cold needle into my jaw bone but like it is pricking sensation like a tattoo machine. Please help me. Thank you.
Hi my name is Donna and I am 34 years old.I have a large knot under my Jaw bone maybe two knots because it feels like it is connected to my jawbone and there is another knot or maybe it's the same one but it is hard and it roles around under my chin.The knot and my jaw bone hurts . I take alot of medication because of other health problems (Thoracic degenerative disc disease, Osteoarthritis in all of my joints, Nerve damage and also have asthma.
About 5 months ago I noticed a little smaller than a pea (I would actually have to feel around for it) beside my jaw bone under my ear lobe. Now it is about 1cm maybe a little smaller but deffinatly bigger than it was 5 months ago. I have no pain associated with it and no sxs of infection or illness. I feel very healthy and well. I do not have any issue with my salvary system AEB no excessive mouth watering or pain when i think or eat lemons and salty things.
I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my face along with my chin, bottom lip and jaw bone and my teeth feel like their in a vice.. I have also had some pretty bad headachs. Short of moving my appt up what course of action can I take to ease the discomfort. The numbness seems to worsen when I lay down on my left side and I feel like I've had a shot of novacaine. I'm just very uncomfortable and any help you can offer will be appreciated.
I WENT BACK AFTER 2 WEEKS FOR A FOLLOW-UP AND THE RESULTS FROM THE BIOPSY OF THAT AREA. IT REVEALED I HAD A BONE INFECTION IN MY JAW BONE. I WAS SENT TO AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED IV THERAPY (AT HOME) FOR 6 WEEKS. I DID THIS EXACTLY AS I WAS TOLD. I WAS JUST ABOUT PAIN FREE FOR ABOUT 1 1/2 MONTHS. AT THE END OF APRIL, THE PAIN RETURNED. MY ORAL SURGEON CHECKED ME AGAIN, AS DID MY REGULAR DENTIST.
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