Jan 03, 2011 - 7:23 pm
I've developed a very painful swelling over my lower wisdom tooth area (no wisdom tooth there). Thought it might be an abscess. Saw dentist yesterday -- no clear signs of infection or abscess or other specific cause. But it is clearly swollen. He suggested painkillers only. Then it got worse and after consultation with my oncologist and the dentist again, I''m going to do a course of antibiotics.
Wondering if anyone has had similar experience? Could it be related to chemo (I'm on Xeliri plus Avastin).
Bit scary for me since I am on Avastin and therefore shouldn't have any surgery/cutting -- although presumably if you have to, you have to.....