It was bad enough that the surgeon wanted to remove his jaw and rebuild it with bone taken from other parts of his body. The operation would have taken 18 hours. His cardiologist said no way because the operation would kill him. Instead they pulled the remaining teeth on the affected lower jaw and then took the entire top of the jaw off. The surgeon said he could actually ladle the infection out like it was soup. He was in the hospital for weeks on intravenous antibiotics. He was then sent to rehab and finally back home. His daughter told me they can still see bone when looking in his mouth.
Any tooth related pain needs immediate follow up due to what infection can do the bone and the possibility of getting into the blood.
^^^^^^^^ Any video??? That was a pretty rough story for first thing in the morning.
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