Jaw swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
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.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with jaw swelling, 78% report having facial pain, 73% report having toothache, and 27% report having neck swelling.
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 .
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 .
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.