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Old 01-31-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Help cheek swollen

Hello I have had alot of abcessed teeth in my time but this is different heres the story .
Left upper 5th tooth back has had a small abcess inside the gum for a year I would get up every morning and push on my gum and the fluid would come out and I would spit it out just the other day I went too do just that and it didnt come out but with a burning pain traveled threw my gum and I guess into my cheek within a hour my whole left cheek was swollen up the tooth is not painful and either is the cheek really ! it is kind of tender I went to er and they put me on amoxicillin 500mg 3 times a day ..but its not like a tooth infection so I went back to er this time the doc said I dont think its a tooth infection it could be something with yer salivary gland so today on my way too ent any feedback?

 
Old 02-01-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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Re: Help cheek swollen

Hi,
Anytime you have a long term infection like that, there is the distinct possibility that the bone around the tooth itself has dissolved and the infection is travelling along the periodontal ligament. Have you been to a dentist for xrays? I urge you to make an appt. for a complete evaluation of that area. You could save your teeth. Waiting with a long term infection is a sure way to dissolve bone and eventually you will loose them, one after the other.

Please make an appt with your dentist and get it xrayed.
Hopefully you will have got it in time.

My best to you,
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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thank you very much for taking the time to reply to my post I believe that is the case with my teeth is it has been way too long in the need of total extraction of the rear teeth the e n t specialist yesterday said that he thinks that the infection traveled from my gum into my lip an it is not connected to my gum it has trapped itself off in my cheek on clindamycin now dentist appt next week this does have me scared though about the infection

 
Old 02-02-2012, 04:16 AM   #4
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Re: Help cheek swollen

Hi again,
Don't be too concerned about the infection now. You have a good antibiotic helping with that. It is also a very strong antibiotic. Do yourself a BIG favor and either eat a container of yogurt each day or get live acidophiles pills. Clindamycin is very tough on the gut. If you develop ANY diarrhea, call your dr immediately.

GOOD LUCK with your appt. Once you find out the problem, the solution will become evident. CONGRATULATIONS! You have taken the first step in better dental health.

My very best to you,
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