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jaw pain/globus problem

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 29, 2010
  • 06:00 AM

My illness of late goes into considerable detail as well. First I started out in pain with a tooth, it became abcessed then spread into my jaw to my neck and caused "strep" or so the ER said. I got the tooth extracted and started to feel better for two days. Then symptoms came back in the neck. Went to the ER several times as well as a family doctor. They said strep, some ilness they gave no name to, and somethingelse without doing thorough tests. They only checked in my mouth, checked my glands, and ears and thats about it. Put me on antibiotics(pencillian and doxycycline), prednisone, and pain killers. I got a tad better but never went away so went to an ER doctor again as I got worse. He told me had no clue go see a dentist. So while in pain wrote a post to dentist on a site and he gave me the response it sounded like malocclusion. So went to an ER dentist told them of my symptons and was told I hasd to many symptons for them to take care of in the ER dentistry part. To schedule a screening appointment. So I did and was told I wouldn't get in for months as they were backed up. Being in all this pain and feeling like I am going to die and getting in months didn't cut it with me. So I went to another dentist where I orginally had all my upper teeth pulled except two and they pulled the last two upper teeth. Well was feeling a tad better and the through pain came back full force again and ended up in the ER again where this time doctor ran blood tests and also swab in the back of the throat for bacteria. Both came out fine so he believes I have viral pharyngitis caused by a weird strain.

So has anyone ever heard of this lasting over a month?

Here are my current symptoms

swollen neck glands that are tender
feel like I get something stuck in my throat or its swelling up
heavy saliva feeling almost like mucus
pain on lower jaw at connecting point when touched
sometimes little bit of pain in jaw itself
rinnging or slight discomfort in ears
nasal drip
discoloration near upper jaw bone
trouble swallowing at times
Clearing of throat
Clicking/popping in jaw

Symptoms I did have besides these

Jaw pain(pain from lower all the way to upper to a certain point on my head)
tiny bit of swelling in jaw

Now could this all be due to recent tooth extractions as I have had 3 extractions? None of those 3 extractions were wisdom teeth

Could this be after viral pharyngitis? Could it be LPR(have suffered from GERDS and ulcers)?
Could this be impacted wisdom tooth?(asked a dentist and he said he didn't see any impacted but could have one underneath the gums), TMJ or malocclusion?(have no upper teeth have to wait four weeks for healing before they will fit me, before that only had two upper teeth)

Or is there something else that seems more logical. My father keeps claiming check out cervical vertabrae and they could have possibly cracked your jaw when pulling that lower tooth.

Last tooth I did have pulled I know the dentist broke a piece of bone off with it as he told me so and said it should be fine and also a tiny small root tip left in as he was afraid it would psuh into my sinus cavity if he kept trying to get it out and said it should be fine as well as bone should cover over it.

I been ill for over a month about 5 weeks approx and just feel like I won't make it through all this as I don't know for sure what I have. I also thought about viral pharyngitis and was thinking well if I had that why hasn't it spread, why have I had it over a month(doc said weird strain). Anyhow please any help on figuring this out would be greatly appreciated. I been looking all over the place and trying to find what I could have. I am greatly worried as well as I have a 2 year old daughter and don't want to leave her behind but I literally feel as I won't make it much longer.

Made a similiar post like this elsewhere wasn't getting a reponse so thought I would try to bump it up with a new thread.

Also I would like to ask could this be due to TMJ/malocclusion with cricopharyngeus spasm from the TMJ/malocclusion? Like I stated though any help is very much appreciated.

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