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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...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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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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Is it typical to wake up with a bit of jaw/bone pain after infection has gone down with antibiotics?

Is it typical to wake up with a bit of jaw/bone pain after infection has gone down with antibiotics?

Maybe: Any infection causes inflammation to surrounding tissues. Even if the infection has resolved, it can have residual pain. But any pain that is persistent and chronic should be examined further. ...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 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

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

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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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


Dr. James Krick
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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