Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

I have a broken tooth and pain in my jaw, could this be infected?

A few months ago my upper last molar broke. I can barely open my mouth. The pain is in the gum around the tooth all the way into my jaw. I have been taking clindamycin four days now. I cannot feel an absess. Could this just be a tooth infection?
2 Responses
Avatar universal
I have a broken tooth , then my Teeth becoming very sensitive and getting pain  in jaw because of sensitive it will be infected.
The Causes of sensitive teeth include:
1) Poor oral hygiene – This can lead to plaque and tartar build-up, with resultant dental problems.
2) Gum recession – This can occur naturally over time, whereby the gums shrink back to expose the
root surfaces.
3) Gum disease – The gums may not attach properly to the roots (receding gums), exposing the root
dentine which is not protected by enamel.
4) Over-brushing – If one brushes too forcefully, with a side-to side technique or with too hard a
brush, the enamel may be thinned. More abrasive toothpastes, such as those for whitening, may
also lead to problems. May also lead to ‘sensitive’ gums, ie the gums may feel tender. The area
around the gum-line is most often affected.
5) Dental decay– This is a common cause of making teeth sensitive to cold and heat.Image of tooth
decay
Tooth decay like this pictured is a common cause of dental sensitivity
6) Cracked tooth/ filling – If a tooth or filling breaks, the nerve may be unprotected and sudden
sensitivity may result. Tooth pain on biting may indicate a crack.
7) Dental erosion – this condition is caused by an acidic diet. The enamel is thinned making the
teeth over-reactive to cold and heat.
8) Grinding – similar to erosion, regular teeth grinding/bruxism can wear away the enamel, but by
physical means. This may also cause ‘aching’ teeth, due to constant pressure on them.
9) Teeth whitening – sensitivity is one of the common side effects of whitening. This usually clears up
soon after the whitening has ended.
10) Dental treatment – sensitivity is common after a range of treatments, including fillings, crown
placement and professional cleaning.
Avatar universal
In the first place, Clindamycin is an antibiotic used for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections.
It could be a multitude of things that cause pain.  Too tough to tell without examining you and looking at Xrays.   Usually, it takes about two full days for the antibiotic to work on infection so give it more time to see if infection.
If your doctor has prescribed it, follow his instructions.
But, if you took the drug on your own decision, I suggest you to seek your doctor if you don't see any improvement after the fifth day.And, I don't encourage taking any antibiotics to relieve pain.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Dental Health Community

Top Dental Answerers
Avatar universal
taipei, Taiwan
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
Chlamydia, an STI, often has no symptoms, but must be treated.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child