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Pain in the jaw while swallowing. Had surgeries to remove the teeth. Abscess?

I have been experiencing moderate to severe pain in my right jaw for more than two months now. When I swallow , it feels like I have swallowed hot lead. Doctor finds nothing, no swollen glands, nothing visible in throat. Dentist says I have abscess , so I have had two oral surgeries to remove infected teeth . No relief. Nothing relieves the pain - I m talking Vicoprofen , Tramadol, NSAIDs, alcohol, nothing. Pain goes from temple to jaw to throat to shoulder. I say it s TMD, oral surgeon says it s not because jaw doesn t pop when I open mouth. I m at wit s end. Can t function more than a few hours a day, then pain gets the best of me. Any insight?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome,

AS per the details provided,
there may be dislocation as well as tenderness due to fracture,wearing etc.

Since the pain persists even after extracting abscessed teeth,i advice you get a thorough clinical as well as radiological examination like OPG by an oral surgeon.
Please avoid wide mouth opening.
Intake of hard,solid foods has to be limited.
if necessary,intermaxillary fixation/splinting has to be done.
Hope you get well soon.
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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