Feb 16, 2008
About 10 days ago, I began experianceing pressure on what I thought was my upper jaw. I believed this to be a dental problem. I made a dentist visit, and the dentist found 3 small cavities. The dentist fixed the cavities, but informed me that they were to shallow in size to have caused me pain. The pain and swelling increased to my lower jaw, and I went to ER at 2am as I was unable to sleep from the pain. The on-call physician perscribed amoxicillin 875mg / 2 per day. Also, I received propoxphene for pain, which works well. The swelling continued into my ear and eye by the following day (today), and I was in great discomfort, so I went to a local "express-care" facility for a second opinion. The doc changed my med from amoxicillin to Levaquin 500mg / 1 per day. The persistant pressure in my face is driveing me absolutely nuts. Any advice???? Would an IV of antibiotics be better? What should i do?