This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having such a bad week.
it can be very difficult with different doctors give you different pieces of advice.
wisdom teeth infected often can cause tenderness and pain and redness in the gums and cause swelling of the jaw and face area.
blocked salivary gland by a stone or Sialolithiasis can also cause pain and swelling of the jaw and side of the face
so these two diagnosis often can be mixed up by doctors
I'm glad you had the CT scan of the face which saw a salivary duct stone and also saw didn't show any dental abscess.
this doesn't mean you don't have infection or inflammation of your wisdom teeth
it sounds like you are battling a lot of anxiety symptoms as well. excessive anxiety can cause tachycardia and PVC type heart palpitations.
taking clindamycin would not be causing your tachycardia and PVC symptoms.
it sounds like the cause of your swelling is not infection, but a blocked salivary duct stone that was seen on CT scan.
you should suck on sour or lemon candy. you should also be using a warm towel or warm compresses on your cheek to help open up the salivary ducts so the stone can come out.
eating foods which make your mouth water can help as well like lemon pie, lemon meringue. anything that makes your mouth water causes more saliva production and this can push out the stone.
once the stone is gone and your swelling gets better, you should follow up with your dentist and have him examine your mouth and wisdom teeth again to be sure there is no infection there.
you need to try to calm down your anxiety symptoms by taking deep breaths.
salivary duct stones are treated first with warm compresses and towels on the cheek and having you drink more water and sucking on lemon drops and lemon candy to help stimulate saliva production. in most cases this works in helping to dislodge the stone out of the blocked area. surgery is the last resort. you don't need to be looking up surgery photos. this only worsens your anxiety symptoms
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