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Jaw Infection

A jaw infection is caused due to bacterial or viral infection that affects the jaw bone or the surrounding soft tissues. The infection can occur as a result of a dental abscess, injury, or complication from a dental procedure.

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My mother had a mandible infection, and sometimes her jaw moved uncontrollably. Is it due to nerve damage?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been placed on an antibiotic infusion for a mandible infection. She is also taking oral antibiotics, Doxycycline, and Metronidazole. She has been on this protocol for about three weeks. The swelling has decreased; however, it has not resolved completely. She can eat so...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to The uncontrolled jaw movements are because her oral motor coordination is affected a lot. We are talking mainly about the maxillary or inferior alveolar nerve of the jaw in the upper and lower segments. Once she is out of the hospital and starts with her normal eating,...  Read Full »

My mother is on antibiotics for a jaw infection, and the ENT doctor has advised that her jawbone must be removed. Is this a standard treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother was admitted to the hospital with the added symptoms. She has been on antibiotics for a week. Also, a drain was placed in the face to get rid of the pus. The doctor had concerns about her air supply being compromised. This doctor is an ENT (Otolaryngologist) specialist, not an o...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will be answering the query shortly. Please check your follow-up messages. Thank you.  Read Full »

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