There is slight swelling in my cheek from below my eye to the jawbone. The roof of my mouth is swollen as well, changing my speech slightly. There is pain in my jaw, gums, side of face.
This all started with an abyss of a tooth with a root canal. The tooth had to be removed and there was a lot of infection at the site. On removing the tooth, a hole was created into my sinus. That hole was closed after the infection was treated. Then a bubble formed on the roof of my mouth at the front, although the removed tooth was on the side toward the back. I pushed on it and a lot of pus and blood came out. Then a cyst developed and was removed from the roof of my mouth, but the roof became swollen again almost immediately. I have a constant taste of pus; if I push on my cheek, something comes out, tasting like pus.
The bone scan and mri do not show any infection and I am at a loss. I don't want to stay on pain meds and have pain if I don't take them. Sleeping is difficult, moving around helps the pain. I can't deal with the horrible taste in my mouth.
Thank you so much for your help and information. The relief of having an avenue to pursue is such a relief, and knowing that I'm not crazy because I knew I had an infection, but was being told I did not is tremendous.
Again, thank you.