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heat for ice for swollen jaw from infected tooth

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatment: After seeing a dentist, having the tooth dealt with and getting appropriate antimicrobials, the swelling will go down.
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Dr. Mahesh Patel
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: See your dentist. He will prescribe antibiotics or drain the area. You will probably need root canal treatment.
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Fix the tooth.: A lump in the jaw caused by an infected tooth is due to a build up of pus. Once the tooth is treated or extracted, this lump will disappear.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection: You have an infection that is rapidly spreading. Please see a dentist for treatment ASAP. Failure to treat can cause the infection to spread to other ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Swelling: In all probability abscess (infection). Reduction in size of swollen ara means the pus inside your gums is partially draining. Neither time or pills ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Swollen jaw: Apparantly the tooth is infected. If it is not treated, it most certainly will get worse. Make an appointment to see a dentist.
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Not normal: It is quite possible that there is a complication with your extraction sites. It is important to keep in touch with the doctor concerning these post ... Read More
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Dr. William Ledford
28 years experience Dentistry
Very possible: You need to return to oral surgeon immediately to HAV area checked for complications.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Muscles Spasm Option: A muscle spasm can appear to be like a swelling along with jaw pain. If you cannot open your mouth the full amount , then you most likely have a musc ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Don't wait: You should be able to see a dentist on the same day. Untreated/incompletely treated dental infections can lead to abscess in the jaw, neck and face. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Node: Ct scans describe the nodes and are helpful in deciding If they are something to worry about. Sometimes we put people on antibiotics or biopsy the nod ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Broken molar root?: Need a dental x-ray. Molar root often breaks off after extraction and is buried in the gum.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Get this checked: potentially when an infected tooth is extracted, there can be pathogens left behind in the bone...If the infection in the molar area drains, the most ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: It is a possibility that you have infection in that area. I'd go back to the dentist who removed it and have it checked.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
34 years experience Pain Management
Ice, Ice Baby: Ice is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling. Heat usually doesn't help in these cases. Make sure you check with your dentist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
57 years experience Dentistry
Ice: The cold can probably reduce the inflamation and, therefore, some soreness. I hope the coming root canal work or extraction are to be soon.

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