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thank you for that additional information.
While what the second DDS has suggested is not risk free hopefully it will make things better.
It might be helpful to have better imaging, such as a MRI concentrating on your head/jaw to try and see if there really is a deep infection or abscess.
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Thank you for that additional information.
If the xray shows a foreign body left behind then I'd have to agree -- head to the oral surgeon.
But.....check out both issues; the possible TMJ and the possible object left behind.