July 01, 2007
A 22-year-old man complained of jaw pain, sore throat, and dysphagia to solids and liquids. A month earlier, he presented to another hospital with similar symptoms; an infection of the lower right third molar (tooth no. 32) was diagnosed, and oral penicillin and hydrocodone were prescribed. He finished the course of the antibiotic but failed to follow up with a dentist.