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Jaw Bone Infection Treatment
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
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
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?
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
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
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
What are the alternative treatment for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?
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
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
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
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?
Can you describe what is and treatment for a lump located on my neck under the left side of jaw bone, ?
Needs examination: Sorry but no way to tell without a thorough exam. Anything less would be pure guess. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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