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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

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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Can you die of a small bone infection in the foot even after IV treatment?

Can you die of a small bone infection in the foot even after IV treatment?

It's possible: If the IV antibiotic was not capable of eradicating the entire infection and/or if you picked up a new infection while you were recuperating from the other, it is possible to develop a bone infection that could potentially cause sepsis which could lead to death. This is true for all patients but especially for those who are immunocompromised with diseases like diabetes, kidney disease or cancers. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a bone infection?

What is the treatment for a bone infection?

Depends: This may require a lengthy course of antibiotics, possibly intravenously and may need to be combined with surgery. It will depend on which bone is involved, what the organism causing the infection is, what the status of your immune system is, and other factors. May need consultation with an infectious diseases doctor and an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Best treatment for maxilla bone infection?

Best treatment for maxilla bone infection?

Osteomyelitis: This infection of the maxillary bone will best be managed by an oral surgeon, hopefully in collaboration with an infectious diseases expert. The most common organism is actinomyces species, but any of the oral/periodontal flora may be involved. As in most forms of osteomyelitis a combination of surgical debridement combined with long tern antibiotic will be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatment for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

What are the alternative treatment for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are the main treatment option. If these don't work opening the area surgically and cleaning it may be necessary. In severe cases the amputation may need to be redone at a higher level. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

Alternative treatments for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

Antibiotics/ Surgery: Bone infections are difficult to treat. Antibiotics are used to try to clear the infection. If this is not successful, surgery may be needed to remove the infected portion of bone. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a bone infection?

What is the cure for a bone infection?

Antibiotics/Surgery: Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone, usually caused by bacteria. Typically, the infected and/or dead bone needs to be surgically removed. Once the bone has been cultured and the type of bacteria identifed, appropriate antibiotic therapy is started. Some infections require long term IV antibiotics (6 or more weeks). ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin cure a bone infection from a root canal?

Will amoxicillin cure a bone infection from a root canal?

No guarantees...: While root canal therapy most times does remove the source of the infection, there are times when antibiotics are used to remove any infection within the jaw bone. Amoxicillin may work. Penicillin may work. Clindamycin may work. Keflex may work. The decision on which antibiotic to use rests with your dentist and your medical history. We do the best we can but cannot guarantee amoxicillin. ...Read more

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My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and I received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

Should not.: Fractured bone should not typically cause any mental problems. But if you have had chronic pain in the region of the jaw, it could very well cause behavioral/mental symptoms. ...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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After orthodontics treatment, feeling pain in lower jaw bone when mouth closed. Due to this cant keep my mouth closed, have to keep it open. Please help?

After orthodontics treatment, feeling pain in lower jaw bone when mouth closed. Due to this cant keep my mouth closed, have to keep it open. Please help?

Straight Talk: A beautiful smile is meaningless if a patient cannot function normally. If the origin of the problem is a result of muscular hyperactivity, it is a good idea to have your bite digitally balanced by your orthodontia/dentist. ...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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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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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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Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Doc can diagnose and if that's the case, remove it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sharp earache for weeks started left went to right. Diagnosed with strep throat five days ago. Dr.checked ears, no infection. Swollen jaw bone?

Sharp earache for weeks started left went to right. Diagnosed with strep throat five days ago. Dr.checked ears, no infection. Swollen jaw bone?

Diagnosis: You should also see a dentist for the swollen jaw. The earaches may or may not be related to a dental problem, but swelling is a cardinal sign of an infection and needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have a bone infection called mastoidis. Would amoxicillin work?

I have a bone infection called mastoidis. Would amoxicillin work?

Maybe: It is dependant on what is the bacteria and whether or not it is sensitive to amoxicillin. Bone infections are difficult to go away and may require longer term IV atbx if it is truely in the bone. Get a culture if it is possible if the first line antibiotic does not work. ...Read more

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Could I be in a lot of pain if I had a bone infection after tooth extraction?

Could I be in a lot of pain if I had a bone infection after tooth extraction?

Post op pain: It could be a dry socket or you may just be dealing with some aggressive post operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Difficult teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If its been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a bone infection in my foot. Could I die from it?

I have a bone infection in my foot. Could I die from it?

Not likely but...: If you have an underlying medical problem such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, and if the infection spreads into the bloodstream and you are immunocompromised, death can (rarely) treat it.

Taking it seriously, getting the medical and/or surgical care needed reduces the likelihood of this way down. ...Read more

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What can be done for bone infection on the bottom of my right foot if I am a diabetic?

It all depends: On many variables including what medical issues you have. If there is good circulation, which bone, how much of it is infected, is there any soft tissue infection etc.
In general, there is long term antibiotics or surgical excision of bone. There are pros and cons of each therapy. ...Read more

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Infection in toe, whole toe throbbing, doc appt monday, do I need to be seen immediately or can this wait? Worried about bone infection...

Infection in toe, whole toe throbbing, doc appt monday, do I need to be seen immediately or can this wait? Worried about bone infection...

? fever, red lines?: I suspect you may have an infected ingrown nail having had them myslef, they can be extremely painful. The big decision is can you wiat for three days. If there is no fever, there is no streaking up your foot/leg, and you are able to tolerate the pain until monday, then you can wait. Soak your foot in epsom salts, gently pull the overgrown skin away from nail. Take Ibuprofen for pain as needed. ...Read more

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How do you define bone infection?

Infections of Bone: The term is osteomyelitis and implies that the organism responsible has gotten into bony tissue beneath the periosteum, which is a thin tissue protective layer on the outside of bone. ...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


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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