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Jaw swelling

Jaw swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of jaw swelling are tooth abscess, tooth disorder, and pyogenic skin infection. Other possible causes, such as gum disease, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with jaw swelling often receive kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, blood culture, incision and drainage, blood alcohol and culture wound .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with jaw swelling include clindamycin, penicillin, chlorhexidine topical, nafcillin, acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine, lincomycin, acetic acid topical, cefoxitin, benzocaine topical, trimethoprim, leucovorin, cefadroxil and hydrocodone / ibuprofen .

Clindamycin
$15
(7 days)
Penicillin

Chlorhexidine Topical

Nafcillin
$796
(7 days)
Lincomycin
$55
(7 days)
Acetic Acid Topical

Cefoxitin
$359
(7 days)
Benzocaine Topical

Trimethoprim
$13
(28 days)
Leucovorin
$30
(28 days)
Cefadroxil
$16
(7 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for jaw swelling include age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get jaw swelling.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
1.4x
15-29 years
1.8x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.5x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.0x
Other
0.6x
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