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    Old 06-12-2011, 06:15 AM   #1
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    Tooth Abscess and Jaw Locked Shut


    Ive had a tooth abscess since Tuesday. at first I went to a walk in centre and was given amoxycillin and told to see a dentist. I finally saw a dentist on Friday after 3 days on amoxycillin with no improvement and was given Metronidazole to take along with the Amoxycillin.

    They cant lance or drain the abscess as I cant open my mouth as the swelling has forced my jaw shut.

    Ive been told to give it a few more days and finish the 5 day course of Metronidazole but im worried that it just isnt doing anything. Ive barely eaten in 6 days now, litereally about 3-4 hundred calories a day, feel awful and in constant pain.

    Can anyone reccomend any further advice - or is there a way to train my jaw to open or is it literally stuck cos of the swelling?

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    Old 09-16-2011, 07:23 AM   #2
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    Re: Tooth Abscess and Jaw Locked Shut

    the exact same thing has happened to me even with the medicine! can you please tell me how the issue, if it did, get resolved

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