Canker sore began 13 days ago on lower left tori. On 4th, April 6 day I called dentist
who prescribed a paste Triamcinolone Acetonide which did a little good. Sore ulcerated & lost crater part that revealed the bone of the tori days 4th or 5th. Bone revealed for about 1 week or more. I have taken acetaminaphen throughout first week. Pain
spread to left jaw & neck. Went to dentist unscheduled on 8th day, April 11 & he prescribed 16 hydroco/apap 5-5000MG every 4 to 6 hours for pain, & Lidocain 2% visc sol. I hardly ever use the lidocaine as it doesn't get to the whole pain which is all in my left jaw & left neck since April 10th. Dentist told me he has had a canker sore so knows how painful they can be & agreed they can last up to about 2 weeks. He added, "If I had not had one, I would have blown you off." April 13 I called dentist stating I am not any better & don't I need an antibiotic. Staff called in 30 Clindamycin 300MG which I have been taking about 4 times/day, to be taken every 6 hours until finished.
I called dentist Friday, April 15 & said pain is not any better. Dentist's partner said antibiotics have not had enough time to kick in so wait until April 18 or 19.
I think the tori has gum growing over it now in place of the crater of the sore. My left jaw on inside & outside still aches
all the time. For about 4-5 days there is a lump that one can feel on the outside of my left jaw that especially hurts. Today the lump feels less big, still there. When pushed around I can feel something in it, maybe a cyst? It hurts but may be not as bad as yesterday.
My plan is to take acetaminophen today. I have 2 of the hydroco/apap pills left. I have never completed a whole prescription of pain pills but most likely will this time.
I am distressed about not really knowing what the cause of the pain & lump is & therefore dentist does not really know what to do about it. I think the whole thing began when I went to dentist March 23 to get tooth filling
redone with tooth enamel
looking material fill in. They had to have me do an xray which I could not do the first time due to the film (right name?) they insert for me to bite on made me gag (a usual problem of mine at dentist) & the contraption was too hard pushing down on the tori. I think that caused an abrasion because that's where the canker sore is.
Should it take this long for canker sores to heal?
Is the problem likely something else along with it since all of this jaw & neck pain & lump?
What are the wildest things that you think could be going on?
Dentist said if it is not better by tomorrow, April 18 or April 19 they think it is something viral. Then what?
I've never had this bad of a pain & never this long & never went to dentist for canker sore. I've never completed a whole prescription of pain meds for one event. All of these facts are disturbing to me.
Would you be satisfied if all went away with the antibiotics I'm now on but never find out what all really happened?
Thanks for thoughts/advice.