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Avatar f tn the pain that has been keeping me up comes and goes but when i have it its a severe throbbing that brings me to tears all along my lower jaw and up the side of ny face throbbing in my right ear. I have noticed it is alot worse when i lie down. Is it and abscess and what is the cheapest option for a permanent solution?
Avatar m tn by the time i got to the er the doctor told me that my abscess was 1 inch by 3/8 of an inch big. that is pretty large for an abscess. with something like this the longer you put it off the worst it will get. hope you feel better soon.
Avatar m tn I went to the dentist today and they pulled the root they said that it was most likely the cause of the abscess and after an hour and a half in the chair they finally pulled the roots. I am a little worried because the botched filling (meant to be a crown) has signs on the tooth that this was the cause of the abscess and my cheek is still very large ( a little more embarassing presenting in public than anything) as there is no pain.
1881960 tn?1320703566 My doctor gave me penicillin and something for pain but its day 3 and nothing has changed. I can feel the abscess in my mouth for the first time today. It's not getting smaller, only larger! I am 29 and on coumadin and lovenox so no dentist will see me. I've called dozens of dentists to no avail. I am trying not to become frustrated but each passing day I'm stuck in bed isn't helping. Any suggestions ?
Avatar m tn I had a cracked tooth,I waited and put off something being done about it,and it became abscess,a pocket formed underneath it and also my jaw swelled up an I believe became infected, I went to the doctor, they numbed and drained the pocket,and gave me 2 antibiotics and a pain med, I'm no longer in pain (the cracked tooth is a little loose) but its been going on 3 days of antis and no change has occurred, is that normal? should I go back to the doctor?
Avatar f tn Ive been having pain on and off for several weeks in my lower left jaw area. Its originating in a crown that Ive had for more than 10 years and now its causing me earache and tender/swollen glands under my left jaw. Im in agony and Im popping pills like mad! This only numbs the pain slightly and wears off quite quickly. Ive also got a swollen left side of my face and a lump on my gum.
Avatar f tn I don't have a lot of pain but the swelling is looking bad, the tooth shattered about six months ago and I used salt on it to kill the pain right now I am taking advil alieve and kefltex I slept with a tea bag with garlic and mint oils inside my jaw Im trying everything I can find and I don't know how to get the swelling to go down any advice?
Avatar n tn could the wisdom tooth have caused a break in my jaw bone, or eaten away at the jaw bone itself and how much immediate danger could be involved in this condition? i am aware that i need to seek treatment from an oral surgeon, but cannot afford to do so at this time. i am unsure, though, if this is something i need immediate medical attention for, such as that from my local emergency room.
Avatar n tn 2) if a person had lived through an abscess (such as they do in modern times) does the damage to the jaw bone repair itself, or is it a permenent fixture? 3) exactly how were these abscesses fatal? how does it truly manage to kill?
Avatar n tn I've been having excruciating pain in my right jaw, teeth and gums that radiates to the middle of my chin. I started taking CIPRO because thats all I have on hand. I tried rinsing with warm salt water but the pain became more severe on contact. Can applying a heating pad to my cheek cause more damage? I've heard controversy about the type of treatment.
Avatar n tn Hi, I had jaw surgery last July, 2007 for my upper and lower jaw. I have recently developed a dental abscess on the lower left side of my gum. It is located below the screw they placed during surgery. I went to my local dentist and he told me to contact my Maxillofacial Surgery and prescribed 500 mg of Amoxicillin because it may be related to the screw. I have no pain at all in my tooth only the discomfort of having a swollen gum and what feels like like a hard bump a little above the abscess.
Avatar f tn Over a year ago I noticed a lump in my jaw, under where the tooth was. But I never really had a toothache, maybe just a couple times and very short lived, like a couple hours. Is that "normal"? I had the tooth pulled yesterday. The dentist said that now that the tooth is gone, the lump will go away too. It's way too swollen and painful to touch right now, but how long should it take for the lump to go away? I'm also on Penicillin V K, for 8 days now.
Avatar n tn 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. Today is day 2, and he is still in pretty severe pain and the swelling seems to have subsided a bit, but not noticeably. I am very concerned for his health.
Avatar f tn They keep appts open for emergencies, and they will get you in as soon as you tell them your jaw is swollen as this indicates an infection. Call right away and best wishes.
744115 tn?1232714417 I now have a bump near the tooth and my left cheek is swollen on the bottom from my cainine tooth to the back of my jaw and my cheek is very warm. I feel like im going to throw up and i am very dizzy... in fact i almost fell over in the bathroom yesterday. my dentist office is closed. Should i go to the ER? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/664046'>tooth abscess and swollen cheek</a>.
Avatar n tn I have a severe abscess tooth on the lower left side of my mouth. I have been to the ER and the dentist. I'm on antibiotics (clindamycin) 600mg ibuprofen and hydrocodone for pain. My dentist scheduled me an appointment to have the tooth pulled next Friday but since taking the antibiotics the whole left side of my face is extremely swollen my lips are severely swollen to the point I can't eat can barely drink and can't sleep.
Avatar f tn He told me he would not work on me again unless I took Valium first. He said He needs to cut open the gum and drill into my jaw bone to remove the teeth. I did not go back and that was a year ago. Now the half tooth is abscessed. My face is so swollen its causing pressure in my eye ear and nose. Ive been on cephalexin for a bit more then 24 hrs now but the swelling and pain has not subsided at all. So my question is, when can i expect relief???
Avatar f tn 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? Thanks so much for any help/advice!
Avatar n tn I still need 2 crowns upper right, and one crown lower right with a few more cavities filled. My dentist says there is no signs of dental abscess, but I have been having a lot of bad symptoms that seem to be getting worse. I feel really ill all the time. All my teeth hurt, It comes, and goes for what seems like no reason at all. My face feels tight, and puffy sometimes. My eyes burn. I get headaches, and sensitivity to light.
551789 tn?1237184529 My lower right jaw was throbbing all day long. The last time that happened, I developed an abscess because of a bad tooth. It only hurt when I clench my jaw (which I do without reason).