I post again with my 2nd abscess. This one wasn't as bad as the first one. It began on the 4th and the swelling wasn't bad and the pain didn't start until today. I've had 2 CT scans that show a small abscess which has released a bit of infection (if tmi, I apologize- just trying to figure this out). Went to the ENT dr. today and he tried to aspirate any infection in my jaw or underneath my tongue and very little came out. I had to have a special xray of 360 degrees of my head to rule out teeth trouble. The CT scan didn't show any, but he said this would be more conclusive. If it is a tooth, I'll have follow up with an oral surgeon. If not, we're not sure yet. Depends on what this Xray shows. I'm on Clindamycin for 10 days (3x / day) and it's helped already somewhat. I am just wondering if anyone else is having this issue. This is the 2nd abscess in 2 months. Antibiotics work well, but I don't want to do this the rest of my life. I do take otc meds for pain and all. So controlling the symptoms isn't the bad part. I just hate the thought of it recurring over and over. I know my facial muscles on my right side tend to tense up on me and the pressure from the infection could be causing my pain. But I'm just trying to manage my symptoms the best way I can. I've read articles about Sjorgen's Syndrome and Fibro being linked to this. Any advice or suggestions? I am welcome to it. Thank you always for listening.