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I had wisdom tooth pain from an impacted wisdom tooth (on it's side and already errupted). I went to my dentist who gave me axmocicillin. The day after my jaw locked almost closed and hasn't released for 2 weeks now. I'm now on a different medication Metronidazole for 3 days. I have 2 days left. But my jaw has closed up even further to the point I can't get more than a level teaspoon of food into my mouth and am eating soft / mashed or liquid food because it hurts to chew anything.
I am in the UK - so national health service. I am hoping to see my GP (doctor) tomorrow to see if can get a referral to get it checked out or what she advises. If this fails to produce anything I'll have to go back to my Dentist on Monday when I've run out of medication. My dentist did seem to think it can happen where the wisdom tooth infection has caused the jaw locking rather than it being due to clenching or anything.
I'm really worried and wondering if anyone has any advice or insight into this?
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