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Hi:

I was given Clindamycin (antibiotic) after presenting to the dentist with a nasty toothache. To make a long story short, I need my bottom two back teeth out and a root canal one of my top teeth -- all on the left side.

I have been taking the medicine for several days now. However, the pain has spread into the left-hand side of my face to the point where I get shooting pains through my ear canal.

The pain is all over the left side of my face...cheek...jaw...even down to the neck a little bit...

Should I be worried? Has anyone experienced this kind of pain with a toothache before? If so, what kind of treatment did you receive?

The Clindamycin has taken the edge off the pain, (thus I can assume that whatever infection I've got has gone down); however since the pain has spread, does it sound like my infection is spreading?

Thanks,

A.