Infection of mandible

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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.
I would ask your doctor if this is a Desmoid Tumor...it sounds like more than just a cyst. Desmoids are extremely difficult to remove and almost always grow back. Do they have free health care clinics in the Bahamas? If so this would be your best bet in getting help. I wish you all the best, you've been through a lot.
I went back to the dentist who told me that it could be due to a viral infection – for all it is, I even got tested for HIV – results were neg. I had an ultra sound done that confirmed it was my lymph nodes but my salivary glands under my mandible. They have been swollen for 5 months now and sometimes they get irritated when I eat spicy food. Can someone please tell me what to do? I think my physician is tired of seeing me always talking about something that my dentist should fix.
For the past couple of months I have been aware of increasing loss of hearing in my right ear, which culminated last week with approximately 50% loss of hearing in it, as well as extreme sharp pulsing pain in the ear canal and across the right side of my mandible overnight. I didn't have any fever or vomiting. I went to see my doctor the following morning and she diagnosed an infection in the ear canal and irritation of my tympanic membrane, presumably caused by swimmer's ear.
It is also possible the source of the infection remains in the jaw bone and this would require treatment other than antibiotics in order to obtain complete resolution of the infection. Infections of the jaws can take several weeks to complete cure, however one must be closely followed by a surgeon to insure the infection is resolving.
It is possible that you are having mandibular torus .This is a thickening or growth that occurs in the inner part of the mandible. No treatment is usually needed unless they interfere with the normal functions or you need to use a denture or prostheses. I will recommend you to see an oral surgeon for a confirmation of the diagnosis. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
I can feel a reduction in the amount of fluid in the left side, the puffiness of the skin behind and below the left mandible has reduced and the drainage has slowed but not stopped in my throat. this drainage by the way set of my chronic bronchitis, I cough allot, when the drainage stops the coughing stops, Fatigue is subsiding but not gone and I feel a little stronger the more I sleep.
I also just texted my dentist to tell him I've having symptoms and want to come in to see him. One of the worst parts of all of this is that I know I won't be taken seriously by him or by the surgeon. Who knows, I may be pleasantly surprised, but when I read a post that said someone (sorry I can't remember who) went to 4 surgeons who refused to remove the implants, I got concerned.
I had an infection in my salivtory gland, you can feel a small/pain mass under lateral side of my mandible. I continue to have swelling and the CT done said I had a soft tissue density overlies the superolateral aspect of the right submandibular gland, but he feels it is a lymph node w/in normal limits. What should I do next? What should I ask my doctor to do? Last CBC was done 2 weeks ago and it was normal.
Oral infections may lead to enlarged nodes under the chin, under the lining of the lower jaw bone (mandible), in front and behind the ear. They may last for some 2-4 weeks before shrinking. Some normal structures on the neck may be mistaken for nodes, among them are the cartilages of the hyoid, thyroid, & tracheal rings). Its best you have yourself examined by a physician.
The lymph from the front of the mouth is commonly drained into the sub mental (below the chin) and sub mandibular region (below the mandible). Hence it must be because of some trivial infection in this region that it has got enlarged. Try taking antibiotics (such as Augmentin), drink plenty of water and maintain your oral hygiene.
and 24 straight days of antibotic treatment with augmetin. The location of the infection was never determined. I really am at the end of my rope here,, and thank you so very much for your time. I will follow your leads. My knowledge of possibilities is greatly expanded by your comments, therefore so are my hopes. Thanks so much.
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I believe I got the problem right after I had my teeth cleaned six months ago and I believe I obtained a bacteria infection of some sort and further it has developed into inflammation of my carotid artery. THe doctor says that eventually it will go away but it may take a long time and that meanwhile pain medication should be taken as needed. I took an antibiotic a few months ago and it went away briefly but came back so I know that antibiotics may not cure it at all.
I have been having some issues with my right ear. It has been going on for a couple to three weeks. Certain octaves of noise will cause a vibration in that ear (only the right ear), such as laughter by myself or someone standing close by. When I am laying in bed on my right side and getting up or rolling over, my ear is plugged. To release it, I pull on my ear lobe. It almost seems as if the ear canal closes or is quite restricted.
I've been having ear aches since September 2008, there's no infection but I have had some fluid in the inner ear and currently clear. Recently had a CT Scan and everything was normal but my right ear still hurts and it's causing my head to hurt only on the right side extending from my temporal area down to throat area just under mandible area. The pain is constant and usually last for a week, goes away and then back again a week later.
to my knowledge at that time i could not think of anything that would be the case, so i figured the surgery would fix the problem, and a year later the pain is back and the pressure, but not the polyps just yet, and just recently i remembered that when i had my wisdom teeth taken out about 8 years ago i developed an infection in my mandible that probably never really went away, due to lack of funds for the required antibiotics and other treatments.
Hello, Skull/jaw osteomyelitis can occur as a result of middle ear, mastoid infection,infections of the paranasal sinuses or of the mandible or maxilla,odontic caries or infection of the surrounding areas. Generally,it involves elderly patients affected by diabetic immunodeficiency or microvascular disease. Symptoms of jaw osteomyelitis includes, deep pain, malaise, fever,warmth and redness of the surrounding area and anorexia.
Lymph are protective mechanisms of the body and they 'trap' the infecting source causing enlargement of lymph nodes. The infection can be from the draining skin or the organs. The other causes for enlarged nodes are tumors or inflammations to name a few. Only a consultation with your doctor can help diagnose the cause. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
over the weekend post FNAB, my husband started with some new SX, his neck on RT side got red and very hot to the touch, and the pain was increasing from his mandible to collar bone, I called the surgeons office, to let them know, to make sure there was no signs of infection, i was told by staff that with the SX i was describing I was to take him to our PCP, that it was not related to the biopsy or the nodules.
Six months later I had a real bad ear infection and my sinuses were lugged. After I was releaved of the sinus and ear pain, I started getting this pain in my neck right a long the curve of my mandible. I still have the pain. I have had MRI,CT of my neck, MRI of my neck and as a result they were all negative. they put me on an anti seizure medication called Trileptal. I am also taking Zyrtec D for my sinuses. They did the eye test to determine which segment of the nerve pathway it was in.
what i dont understand is why after the ct scan which showed a grim lesion did we go thru weeks of hell being prepared for it being cancer and also why didnt infection show up on blood tests and he has had loads of antibiotics in the past which havent touched it..
You will need to find out what is causing the infection (seems like its the root canal) and depending on the extent of infection, you may need to have the root canal redone or perhaps surgery to fix the root tip in the bone. If the damage is too extensive, they may need to extract the tooth. If the problem is caused by the root canal, an endodontist would be the proper referral.
ENT - doctor said, I do not have an inner ear infection. That I have TMJ. Temporal Mandible Joint. Having to do with my jaws and ears giving mixed signals to my brain. He gave me prescription for valium and take Alieve several times a day and to follow Vestibular exercise program for dizziness and Dolowitz exercises for my jaws. Well, I'm not sure which doctor to believe. What exercises to do or what meds to take ???? BP is better.
I had lost control of the left back part of my tongue. Although the headaches seemed to not be as extreme, they were still chronic (starting from the neck up). I went to my family Dr. and he examined me for possible stroke. I had no other symptoms of stroke so he suspected that it could be inflamed tissue that is causing my tongue to do this. He suggested I give it a few days to see. after a few days and no change, my wife took me back to the ER.
I hope this question is answered, it seems there is a lot of help here. My bf is a paramedic and I am educated, but we're running out of ideas. I have COPD/Emphasema, was a 25 yr smoker until last year. Diagnosed last yr. with a severe lung infection (2 months). This week: A friend came over and gave me strep. I gargled with salt water. Next, lungs are severely infected=Bronchitis now. Its been 14 days and I'm missing University classes and am worried.
I have been experiencing sharp throbbing pain on the side of my neck and it shoots up behind my ear. It is not continuous pain but happens off and on all day. I have not strained or hurt it and it is not like a cramp.Can you give me advice?
I have a hard protrusion that feels like bone (about the size of a dried pea) on the corner of my lower jaw. The exact term is "the angle of the mandible". I noticed it back when all of my Lyme symptoms started and I've had several CT scans and X-rays and none of my doctors have ever been concerned about it. My jaw and neck have been really sore again the past few days so I made an appointment with a dentist.
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