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Is it possible to can get an abscess/infection on the jaw-bone even if the tooth is extracted?

Is it possible to can get an abscess/infection on the jaw-bone even if the tooth is extracted?

Yes.: An impacted tooth can cause debris and bacteria to collect around the gum and infection can then set in. Over time infection around the tooth can spread to and infect the adjacent bone (osteomyelitis). ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I had a tooth pulled yesterday due to a deep infection. Today, my gum line is stiff and my jaw bone is sore. Should I worry about an access?

I had a tooth pulled yesterday due to a deep infection. Today, my gum line is stiff and my jaw bone is sore. Should I worry about an access?

No worry: Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Will augmentin take car of a jaw bone infection if I have one im taking it for tooth infection in panic spreading to all facial bones what the chances?

Will augmentin take car of a jaw bone infection if I have one im taking it for tooth infection in panic spreading to all facial bones what the chances?

Not by itself: Antibiotics like augmentin will suppress the symptoms of an infection but only the appropriate dental procedure will really solve the problem. You need a good diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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If I have a tooth infection or gum infection, how long could it take to spread to jaw and cause bone loss? I have appointment saturday

If I have a tooth infection or gum infection, how long could it take to spread to jaw and cause bone loss? I have appointment saturday

See a dentist ASAP: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth infection won't go away without treatment. If the abscess doesn't drain, the infection may spread to cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head fast. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Had cheek swelling & bad tooth #11 infection. Weeks later, I did root canal. Symptoms I look for if infection speeded to the face or the bone in the jaw?

Had cheek swelling & bad tooth #11 infection. Weeks later, I did root canal. Symptoms I look for if infection speeded to the face or the bone in the jaw?

Continued swelling: If you develop swelling under your eye after root canal on this tooth, see your endodontist. However this usually happens w/ in aday or two after the procedure. The dr. Will drain or remove the abscess and place you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left jaw bone I feel it overlaps and gives pain when eating. I have a deep cavity in my left end tooth. What does the pain due to.?

I have pain in my left jaw bone I feel it overlaps and gives pain when eating. I have a deep cavity in my left end tooth. What does the pain due to.?

Your cavity: Your pain sounds like it has a very high probability of being due to the cavity in your tooth. See your dentist and have it checked and treated. This is a very common scenario that often leads to a root canal or tooth extraction. ...Read more

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I have pain on my front tooth, slight pain in the jaw bone and inflamed right side of lip it has gotten progressively worse the last two days?

I have pain on my front tooth, slight pain in the jaw bone and inflamed right side of lip it has gotten progressively worse the last two days?

See dentist ASAP: You do not mention if you have a history of trauma to that area. See your dentist ASAP to rule out decay, periodontal disease and trauma related injury which might incluide swelling and inflammation. ...Read more

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I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

Need brief time: Any time enlarged lymph nodes in the neck is a concern at any age, till the cause is established, more often it is is due to infection in pro-pharygeal cavity less often is due to head & neck cancers, and lymphomas, let your doctor check you ...Read more

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Is it possible for a wisdom tooth to be stuck inside the jaw bone and can't fully erupt on it's own?

Is it possible for a wisdom tooth to be stuck inside the jaw bone and can't fully erupt on it's own?

Impacted wisdom: Teeth is the failure of the wisdom teeth to erupt fully into the mouth, because of the lack of space, wrong direction of the eruption or misalignment. The wisdom teeth could be partially impacted or fully impacted.
Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, imaging, treatment or referral to an oral surgeon to avoid future complications. ...Read more

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What are possible conditions if your dmd finds a circular-squiggly mass below the root of a tooth in the jaw-bone?

What are possible conditions if your dmd finds a circular-squiggly mass below the root of a tooth in the jaw-bone?

Condensing osteitis: Most commonly this would be a condensing osteitis and is a benign condition of sclerotic bone. Many other similar findings exist. Hopefully the dentist informed you of a course of action. Even if it is to only observe. ...Read more

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How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

Infection dependent: This depends on the size of the infection, the amount of time it has been present, the success of the root canal and the proper antibiotic used. Typically a week, give or take. ...Read more

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What can I do at home for a tooth/earache that goes down jaw bone between ear and tooth?

What can I do at home for a tooth/earache that goes down jaw bone between ear and tooth?

Tooth pain: Try warm salt water as well, 1tsp salt w 8oz cup warm water for 1 min. ...Read more

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I have serious jaw bone infection from no dental care available in uk pain 24 7 where can I go had enough?

I have serious jaw bone infection from no dental care available in uk pain 24 7 where can I go had enough?

No dental care?: There are plenty of dentists in every corner of the UK. You'll have to call one to be treated. Please don't delay, things are only getting worse... ...Read more

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I noticed atrophy in my bottom jaw bone exactly where I had tooth implant 2 years ago. Could this lead for the implant tooth to fall?

I noticed atrophy in my bottom jaw bone exactly where I had tooth implant 2 years ago. Could this lead for the implant tooth to fall?

How did you: Diagnose atrophy? What are your symptoms? Best to be evaluated by the doctor who placed the implant if possible otherwise another dentist who is familiar with implants. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to get a jaw bone grafting before tooth implant?

Not necessarily: It depends on the starting condition of the area to be implanted. If there has been bone loss/damage, or if there is a specific cosmetic issue that is being corrected, then the answer is 'yes'. There are some situations where bone graft may not be necessary. The quality, density, thickness and height of the bone are some of the determining factors. Your dentist can/should review this with you. ...Read more

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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I cleaned out my ear and a few days later it started hurting and my jaw bone where it connects below the ear is hurting. Do I have an ear infection?

Was it cotton swab?: If you used a cotton swab to "clean" your ear, there is a significant risk that you scratched (caused abrasion of) your outer ear canal--which could have led to an outer ear infection. The other possibility is that you may have packed the earwax down into the canal so as to wedge it causing undue pressure on that part of the ear--triggering jaw pain. You may have TMJ pain totally unrelated. See md. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction for a tooth that’s a bony impaction? My oral surgeon says that means the tooth is surrounded by bone, so he’ll need to cut into my jaw bone. That sounds really painful. Will I have a long recovery? How wil

What can I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction for a tooth that’s a bony impaction? My oral surgeon says that means the tooth is surrounded by bone, so he’ll need to cut into my jaw bone. That sounds really painful. Will I have a long recovery? How wil

If: If you are young it will be simple. Your surgeon only needs to remove enough bone to get the tooth out. That's what I call a window. The bone will heal back uneventfully. You will not be in the pain you are imagining. But the first week after surgery you will be sore and eating will take more effort. After the second week you can get back to eating that beef jerky. So don't fret it will go well. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain from my temple an jaw bone an also a sharp ear ache is it a ear infection?

Get ear examined: Sharp temple pain involving ear may be due to multiple causes, but infection in the ENT region needs to be rules out first. Tension and, Migraine Headaches along with high blood pressure could contribute to temple pain. Temple arteritis needs to be considered if common causes are ruled out and if still symptomatic. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a grape sized lump under my left ear right behind my jaw bone. I am gauging my ears, & that ear is sore, so could it be just a infection?

Yes: It could be "just an infection", but this should be evaluated by your doctor and treated appropriately. If you were concerned that this lump might be a cancer that seems improbable, but a doctor needs to see it and feel it to be certain what it is likely to be due to. ...Read more

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Can your jaw bone end up sticking out of your gums after having a wisdom tooth pulled...?

Can your jaw bone end up sticking out of your gums after having a wisdom tooth pulled...?

No, not normally: When your wisdom tooth is pulled, there should not be any part of your jaw bone sticking out. Best to see the oral surgeon to confirm. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain: I'm not sure what your question is. Since you are in pain, especially with an ongoing problem that has not gone away for years, the logical and smart approach would be to see a dentist to evaluate the need to remove your problematic wisdom tooth and make sure you have no other dental problems that require treatment. ...Read more

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Could a cyst in the cavity near my ear above the jaw bone be caused by chronic nasal infections, and could that be causing me headaches and fainting?

Could a cyst in the cavity near my ear above the jaw bone be caused by chronic nasal infections, and could that be causing me headaches and fainting?

NO: Not sure of the cause of the fainting but not a cyst. It is not the cause of chronic nasal infections. It may cause headaches but not your fainting. YOu need to be seen by your doctor for futher eval. ...Read more

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Severe jaw bone/ear pain for 3 mnth. Tooth nerve removed- no change. Xray normal. Painkillers don't work. Suspect osteyeolmiltis. How likely?

Severe jaw bone/ear pain for 3 mnth. Tooth nerve removed- no change. Xray normal. Painkillers don't work. Suspect osteyeolmiltis. How likely?

Possible: Without a clinical and x-ray exam, it is impossible to diagnose, but we all can add possibilities to a "differential diagnosis." whenever symptoms "don't make sense" or don't respond to routine treatment, cracked tooth syndrome is high on my list to evaluate. The x-rays will appear normal until time passes. Have your dentist examine the nerve chamber and roots with a microscope prior to removal. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more