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I had a wisdom tooth out 1 mth ago, since then I've had lock jaw, 1 infection after another and now an abscess that's popped, best way to keep clean?

I had a wisdom tooth out 1 mth ago, since then I've had lock jaw, 1 infection after another and now an abscess that's popped, best way to keep clean?

Wisdom infection: The best thing to do for this situation is to go back to the surgeon that extracted the tooth and have them ewxamine you. ...Read more

Dr. Randall Stastny
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Lockjaw (Definition)

Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Lockjaw Variety of causes, all serious. See a TMJ expert for guidance. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your ...Read more


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Is it normal to get lock jaw after a tooth extraction?

Is it normal to get lock jaw after a tooth extraction?

Not lock jaw: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. You do not get tetanus from a tooth extraction. You can get infection of the tooth root or have a piece of infected retained root that can cause swelling of the surrounding soft tissues making it difficult to fully open your mouth. This should not normally occur after a tooth extraction. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth coming in cause lock jaw?

Can wisdom teeth coming in cause lock jaw?

Very common: Trismus is usually caused by inflammation due to swelling from the wisdom teeth impaction. ...Read more

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How can lock jaw effect wisdom teeth removal?

How can lock jaw effect wisdom teeth removal?

Access: Your ability to open wide because of a TMJ probem will make it difficult to get access to remove wisdom teeth. Often the limited oral opening must be treated before the wisdom teeth can be removed. It is a matter of degree. This type of problem is routine for a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon ...Read more

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I recently had 2 out of 4 wisdom teeth removed and am experiencing "lock jaw". How can I get rid of that asap?

I recently had 2 out of 4 wisdom teeth removed and am experiencing "lock jaw". How can I get rid of that asap?

Trifecta: Antiinflammatories (ibuprofen), Heat (moist pack), and Exercises. See your Oral Surgeon for advice on the specifics, esp. The exercises. You may take the ibuprofen 4x day @ 400 mg, and apply moist heat to the side of the face from the area in front of the ear top to bottom. This will help improve blood flow, reduce inflammation and relieve the muscle spasms and strains. Soft diet. Make Appt. ...Read more

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Rly bad jaw/facial pain (Lockjaw/TMJ symptoms) following tooth extraction. Was prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but would an NSAID help me actually heal better?

Rly bad jaw/facial pain (Lockjaw/TMJ symptoms) following tooth extraction. Was prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but would an NSAID help me actually heal better?

Jaw pain: NSAIDs will help due to their anti-inflammatory action. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory, but should provide relief of pain.
You need to contact your dentist or the surgeon for a follow-up exam. ...Read more

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I read that your jaw or your teeth will die from lack of movement and i'll get lockjaw. Is that true?

I read that your jaw or your teeth will die from lack of movement and i'll get lockjaw. Is that true?

FALSE: I'm not sure where you read that, but it's not true. You move your jaw everytime you eat. If you don't eat and drink you will die. Lockjaw is caused by the toxin of a specific bacteria and is rare in the United States. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth (right up & low) extracted on 8th Apr by surgeon drilling lower jaw. 12 days over, lockjaw, hard lump on lower jaw & possibly pus (salty)?

Wisdom teeth (right up & low) extracted on 8th Apr by surgeon drilling lower jaw. 12 days over, lockjaw, hard lump on lower jaw & possibly pus (salty)?

Common: Pretty common with a surgical wisdom tooth and at this time you are going though normal issues with hard lumps etc but I am concerned about the lockjaw and the hard lump at the sometime. I would go back for an evaluation via the dentist or oral surgeon that did the work. No worries ...Read more

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If you have a tooth abscess, would the top and bottom jaw hurt?

Yes: Yes tooth abscess can cause pain starting at the site of infection and than spreading to adjacent area if untreated. Causing pain in that area.. ...Read more

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Big lower jaw abscess showed up over night from an abscess tooth can't get to a Dr until to marrow what do I do if it pops?

Big lower jaw abscess showed up over night from an abscess tooth can't get to a Dr until to marrow what do I do if it pops?

Warm salt water rins: Actually if it "pops" that means it's draining! That's a good thing since your dentist will incise and drain tommorrow anyway! If it pops, then keep it draining with warm salt water rinses. Until it drains the pressure will cause pain. Alleve or Advil (ibuprofen) will help until you are seen! ...Read more

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Went to the ER cause my neck is slightly swaollen by jaw they said nothing was wrong gave me an atibotic is this normal with a tooth abcess? .

Went to the ER cause my neck is slightly swaollen by jaw they said nothing was wrong gave me an atibotic is this normal with a tooth abcess? .

Normal for ER: I have a great respect for er physicians. They will be the first to agree they don't like handling dental problems. The er concern is to get you out of the er. Usually with a very temporary relief not solution.

Pain meds and antibiotics are good until the antibiotic effect is gone, the pain returns and you run out of pain meds. You get to do it all over again. Find a dentist for dental pain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of jaw abscess/bone loss and subsequent tooth death, with no trauma, cracking, etc?

Periodontal disease: A slow tooth death usually is a result of periodontal disease. A fast tooth death usually is a result of a carries spreading into the nerve. These are common reason for tooth death, barring any trauma, cracking, etc... See your dentist and have your oral health exam. ...Read more

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I am currently on meds for an abscess tooth. However the pain meds make me ill. Would something like bio freeze on my jaw line help with the pain?

I am currently on meds for an abscess tooth. However the pain meds make me ill. Would something like bio freeze on my jaw line help with the pain?

Probably not: The pain is coming from within, not from the surface. Are you being treated by a dentist? Let them know about your condition. ...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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If you have an abcess tooth and infection spreads into jaw will removing the tooth get rid of remaining infection or does jaw need to be drained?

If you have an abcess tooth and infection spreads into jaw will removing the tooth get rid of remaining infection or does jaw need to be drained?

Extraction: That should cure the infection, but sometimes antibiotics are also required.
Antibiotics alone will fix not the problem.
Need to be seen and evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Infected tooth extracted. Felt like knot or swelling in jaw before and after extraction. Could it be abscess? Taking amoxicillin. Will it go away?

Infected tooth extracted. Felt like knot or swelling in jaw before and after extraction. Could it be abscess? Taking amoxicillin. Will it go away?

Should disappear: If this is residual inflammation or infection, it should resolve now that the cause of the infection is gone. Of course if this is actually part of your jaw (exostoses) that you are feeling, it will not go away. ...Read more

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I had a tooth abscess that caused the lymph nodes along my jaw to swell on one side. If someone accidentally hit that lymph node, would it swell more? I was accidentally hit right in my jaw by my younger brother and now have lots of swelling and pain

I had a tooth abscess that caused the lymph nodes along my jaw to swell on one side. If someone accidentally hit that lymph node, would it swell more? I was accidentally hit right in my jaw by my younger brother and now have lots of swelling and pain

Infection: An abscess is a virulent infection requiring immediate treatment. By the time it causes lymph node enlargement it is rapidly overcoming your body's defense mechanisms. Traumatically striking already damaged tissue can cause excessive damage. Important that you see a Dentist, Endodontists, or Oral Surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

Yes: Yes, more in lower jaw. See DDS ASAP to treat dental infection. ...Read more

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My mother has a small knot located on her jaw line. About the size of a m&m. Could this be a abscess from a tooth infection?

My mother has a small knot located on her jaw line. About the size of a m&m. Could this be a abscess from a tooth infection?

It may be: An enlarged lymph node due to inflammation or possibly infection. It doesn't necessarily mean that she has a localized infection. If she has other symptoms that are suggestive of an abscess - then dental eval would be warranted. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read more

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Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

See an endodontist: For evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read more

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Quarter sized abscess on cheek and jaw post wisdom tooth extraction. Was drained and sown up (no drain left in) 3 days ago. Should it still be hard?

Quarter sized abscess on cheek and jaw post wisdom tooth extraction. Was drained and sown up (no drain left in) 3 days ago. Should it still be hard?

Answer: This is a question best answered by ther GeneralDentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that has been treating you, knows your pre-surgical condition and your post-surgical history. That practitioner is the one who can best describe to your the landmarks that are expected along the road to recovery, and the best person to decide if additional treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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I have a broken tooth and directly under it on the jaw line there is walnut sized lump pushing out near my neck. Is this an abscess or cancer?

Likely abscess: Get to the oral surgeon immediately. Tell them just what you said in this question. You may be developing a cellulitis which can be life-threatening. Go now. If you cannot get to oral surgeon, go to er. Do not wait. ...Read more

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Can you have symptoms of tooth abcess like jaw swelling ear pain and ringing without tooth hurting. At dentist last June he was not sure about a tooth?

Yes, TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Toothache, headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Ok so I have a tooth abcess lower right side and all the sudden a blood clot came outta my mouth is that normal? There wasn't any puss still swollen on jaw line. I felt it come out just started keflex

Ok so I have a tooth abcess lower right side and all the sudden a blood clot came outta my mouth is that normal? There wasn't any puss still swollen on jaw line. I felt it come out just started keflex

Report: Report this to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who put you on antibiotics. A fistula may have developed, burst open, and is now draining. Let your caregiver know. ...Read more

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I had a blood clot come from my tooth abcess no puss just a blood clot is that normal? My lower right side of lower jaw is swollen just started keflex today. Swelling has been prestenit and gottwn bigger since this morning should I worry..

I had a blood clot come from my tooth abcess no puss just a blood clot is that normal? My lower right side of lower jaw is swollen just started keflex today. Swelling has been prestenit and gottwn bigger since this morning should I worry..

What to do:: First, call and notify the dentist who prescribed the Keflex of your symptoms. If it was self prescribed or administered you run the risk of even bigger problems. Infections can go downhill very quickly and lead to more serious issues. Yes, you should be concerned and see a dentist asap! If it's after hours consider going to a 24/7 emergency medical facility. ...Read more

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Slight swelling of upper jaw under eye sinus infection and tooth abcess taking Clindmaycin it's not very big been like that since last night?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics don't cure dental infections. They limit spread of infection and/or reduce severity. To "cure" a dental infection the diseased tooth material must be eliminated (root canal or extraction). Call your Dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more