Abscess jaw symptoms

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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 wanted to know if these symptoms were brain abscess symptoms. I am a bit of a hypacondriact and I always think the worst is happening when it's usually very normal issues. IE if i have slight chest pain, I will think I have heart issues. That sort of thing. I think maybe my anxiety is getting the better of me. Any help would be appreciated.
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 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.
Avatar f tn We thought 19 (the PFM) was causing the galvanic shock symptoms so it was removed. But the symptoms continued for two days (and 6 dental visits!) until 18 (the Zirconia) was removed and then the shock symptoms stopped immediately. I know this makes absolutely no sense. I've researched it extensively and cannot find another single case of galvanic shock with Zirconia. I realize it is usually the other way around. When the permanents were eventually seated, they were both PFMS.
Avatar f tn I went to the dentist last sunday with an abscess tooth which is going to have to be a root canal started taking amoxicillin mon its now friday and still swollen no sign of abscess subsiding quite painful still planning to go to doctor or dentist tomorrow are there any symptoms i shoud be worried about and maybe go to emergency
Avatar f tn 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.. I went back to have some fillings on my front teeth and explained to my dentist the swelling hasn't gone down and it was worse, he didn't seem to think it was a tooth related problem.. What do I do? I feel horrible and have no energy. No fever and little to no pain.
Avatar f tn I've had a tooth abscess since the beginning of this year sometime. I went to the ER because my jaw had become so swollen that it was completely ridiculous. They gave me penicillin which I took (28 pills, 3 times a day with food). When I finished that bottle I realized that there was still a sort of blister on my gum even though it was much smaller than it used to be.
Avatar n tn 1) Yes, it is very well possible that the abscess may grow within the jaw and weaken the jaw. I haven't seen a broken jaw due that before but it can spread within the jaw bone and cause extensive damage. Another more likely scenario is that the abscess will escape the jaw bone and spread to the soft tissue of the head which is extremely dangerous. It can spread down the neck and cause breathing problems or spread to the spaces near the brain.
Avatar m tn Since you say the pain started in your jaw a couple of months ago and now you feel it in your ear, I'm thinking it could be TMJ - which is a disorder of the jaw joint. It can cause many symptoms, including ear or jaw pain, as well as headaches, etc. Do you ever catch yourself clenching your jaw? Does your jaw crack or catch when you try to open it wide, such as with yawning?
5887486 tn?1376108191 You could see if any of the draining areas have any evidence of infection, like the throat, tonsils, the skin, tooth abscess or an ear infection. If you develop any additional symptoms like sore throat or ear pain or fever, consult your primary care physician for proper clinical assessment. In the meantime for pain relief you can use OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen). Regards.
Avatar f tn I tried showing him there was a lump on the outside of my cheek/jaw. He said there was a lot of swelling and gave me antibiotics. The paste fell out later that night and started hurting like crazy again instantly. I still see a lot of swelling and there's no visible clot, just an open hole. What's concerning me even more though is that there's now a much larger lump on the outside of my jaw that looks red, angry and like it is likely full of puss. I feel really yucky and tired.
Avatar m tn Hello, I have a Black Lab mix, roughly 1 1/2 years old and she recently has been having problems opening her jaw to its full range of motion. She first displayed symptoms very suddenly and it caused immediate concern as she could no longer pickup her toys (large toys) or even yawn because it would cause too much pain. Furthermore, it appears that there is swelling behind her left eye, and she has very dry skin and is constantly itching herself, but we’re unsure if these symptoms are related.
Avatar n tn We have just hit on the idea that our problems may be tooth/jaw related; our symptoms are so similar to all of yours here, so we may be able to help each other. If any of you would like to, PLEASE go over to ************ and share your stories (and maybe cures?!) with us! I've invited the ************ group to come over here and read your posts and share their stories as well. Maybe between us two groups we can find some answers and stop the suffering!!!
Avatar m tn Hello, From the symptoms it sounds like boils or abscess. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. . Hair follicles that are blocked by greasy creams, petroleum jelly, or similar products are more vulnerable to infection. Keep the area clean and apply warm compresses and some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? Symptoms of jaw cancer include pain or numbness in the jaw, and a lump or other abnormal growth. A biopsy is usually done to confirm diagnosis. Other differentials include an infection or an abscess. It is best that you have this checked by your doctor or dentist for proper diagnosis and to ease any worry. Direct clinical examination is important. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Hello, From the symptoms it does not look like a jaw pain due to an allergic reaction to this topical treatment. It looks like temporomandibular joint pain to me. TMJ pain disorders usually occur because of unbalanced activity, spasm, or overuse of the jaw muscles. Diagnosed by x-rays or CT of the joint. Treatment involves warm compresses and anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or diclofenac. If the symptoms persist then please get an examination done from an ENT specialist/dentist.
Avatar f tn I've been doing a lot of reading about all this, and am only more confused. The symptoms line up with an abscess or infection, but he didn't see that. I've been taking the max dosage of Ibuprofen each day along with some tylenol, and that's toning it down a bit, but it's still pretty painful. The earliest appointment with the Endodontist is 2 weeks from now, and I'm concerned about this swelling issue. I've put in a call to the dentist about it, but haven't heard back from them.
Avatar n tn She told the dentist and he looked it over and said it was fine. The next evening she was in extreme pain in her neck and jaw, it escalated so we took her to the ER. The ER doctor said possible TMJ, contact dentist. And he put her on vicodin for the pain. The dentist was called and said go to a TMJ specialist. TMJ specialists wouldn't see her for 3-4 weeks so we took her to a chiropractor instead for pain relief. It helped a bit. The next few weeks she had difficulty breathing.
Avatar f tn I had a 2 fillings performed on an upper tooth on about a little over a month ago. Before I went in for the filling, I'd been having terrible tooth pain and had developed an abscess on the gum above that tooth. At the same time, I was experiencing a pressure/pulling sensation down my jaw, around my ear and down my neck. I was first given a round of antibiotics, and the pain, abscess and pressure/pulling sensation all went away.
Avatar f tn If there point tenderness and pain on opening the mouth, your symptoms could be due to temporomandibular (TMJ) joint arthritis. This is the jaw joint and inflammation of this joint can cause pin on opening the mouth and tenderness on palpating behind the ear. If you have had a recent throat infection, it could also be due to lymph node enlargement. It could also be due to local causes like tooth infections, tooth abscess or periodontal disease.
Avatar n tn It sounds by your description that the tooth has a pulpitis in which the dental pulp inside the tooth is inflammed and causing you pain. With the swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms, you may be getting an abscess which the antibiotics help to resolve but it not a long term solution. You should go to a dentist (whether or not you decide to go to the same dentist is up to you) and get it checked out. It may need a root canal or it may need to be pulled.
Avatar m tn A week ago I could barely open my jaw, I set a dentists appointment however, the night before that my face blew up in swelling. Not just normal swelling either. My face was rock hard and huge. I went to Urgent Care. I was admitted to the ER 'due the size of my face' and eventually transferred to another hospital 35 minutes away that had an oral surgical team. When I arrived there, I was told I'd be having an operation. I was a little thrown, but I usually just let the doctors do their thing!
Avatar m tn I am 19 years old and when i was roughly 15/16 i got spiked with ecstacy which led me to clench my jaw so hard that i was convinced it was dislcoated or something on the right hand side of my face as it was chronically clicking and grinding. The next day seemed to be fine and progressively i started to get pain in the right hand side of my face.
Avatar f tn The 2nd tooth was pulled 3 weeks ago, and although that area on my jaw is definitely better, the other area of my jaw to which the infection spread (up towards my ear, concentrated in my jaw joint) still hurts VERY much. And I still have the fever. I do feel better overall, I no longer feel as ill as I did before having the 2 teeth pulled, but the painful ache in the jaw joint area really concerns me.
Avatar m tn A few days ago, my jaw began to become sore to open. The left side of my jaw feels full and sore. There has not been any trauma involved, and I will admit I haven't always been the best with Dental Hygeine.
Avatar m tn I am not having any sinus symptoms whatsoever (runny nose etc). I never had these symptoms before the tooth was re-filled. And, my tooth tends to hurt when I chomp on it when the other stuff is bothering me. Do you really think it's unrelated?