I would highly recommend seeing a dentist to check for a possible dental source of infection. It may be a dental infection and usually antibiotics help to contain the infection but it doesn't resolve the infection entirely.
I JUST WANTED TO ADD THAT MY JAW HAS SWOLLEN AGAIN. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT WOULD STILL SWELL AFTER ALL THE ANITBOTICS THAT I HAVE TAKEN. I CALLED MY DENTIST AND I GO TO SEE HIM ON THE 28TH OF APRIL. I WAS TOLD THAT THE ANTIBOTICS WILL WORK UP TO 10 DAYS AFTER I HAVE TAKEN THE LAST ONE. THANK YOU
MY JAW IS SWOLLEN WORST TODAY THEN IT EVERY HAS. I STILL DON'T HAVE ANY TOOTH PAIN. IT IS SORE BUT IT IS LIKE A BRUISE SORE. I HAVE BEEN READING ON THE INTERNET TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH IT. AFTER READING SOME OF THE THINGS WRITTEN I AM GETTING AFRAID. WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE ON THIS MATTER. THANKS
just wanted to update and let you know that i ended up going to the er on easter morning. my jaw had swollen so bad that i couldn't shut my mouth. the swelling had started on the inside of my jaw as well as the outside. it got so sore that i couldn't even stand for an ice pack to touch my jaw. they did a ct and found out that it was an abscess. it was 1 inch by 3/8 inch big. they gave me iv rocephin and drained the abscess. they put me on 250mg of keflex 4 x a day and 300mg of clindamycin 4 x a day for the next 10 days. talked to my dentist this morning and have a follow up appt. with him on weds. then if all goes well i will hopefully get the tooth that is causing all of this pulled next week. thanks for all of your help
Thanks for the followup. I'm glad that they figured out what was wrong. With the removal of the tooth, the abscess shouldn't recur. Make sure to follow all post-operative home care instructions and you should be back to normal in no time!