I had another thread open asking if there was a way to prevent pushing during the breeding season. One of my male Boa Constrictor Imperators has been pushing and it caused his mouth to swell which scared me a lot. A vet had told me that it was not an issue and that the swelling would soon go away on it's own. Long story short is that I inspected the snakes mouth independently at home and found cheesy pus in the snakes mouth along with blood. I immediately called a different vet a few county's away since we don't exactly have reptile vets all over around here. They were able to get me in today and (the bad news) is that somehow this guy broke a tooth which then got infected and an abscess was formed. The vet believes that the pushing was actually the result of this issue and not the other way around as my former vet had told me. So the bad is that the poor little guy has a broken and infected tooth. The good news is that I found a reliable vet that knows what he is doing and that I now have antibiotics and he is going to make a swift recovery. Other than that, he's in great shape and in 10 days, he should have no swelling and no infection. Thanks for reading, and I am sorry for the somewhat useless post. Anyone in Oregon who needs a reliable vet for reptiles should consider Gateway Vet Clinic. Very trustworthy vet who knows reptiles very very well and I actually walked out paying only half of what I expected to pay which seems to be a big thing for most people albeit I'd pay as much as my animals health costs. Thanks again for reading and hopefully any Oregonians with herp issues see this and check them out.