Abscess in sinus cavity

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1) There are several different types of abscess but the most common is a periapical abscess in which there is a cavity in the tooth that invades the pulp of the tooth. The bacteria then travels down the pulp into the jawbone and begins to destroy the jawbone.
Someone from radiology went through my films and noticed an abcessed tooth on my left upper side! The abscess was pushing up into my sinus cavity. I made a dentist appt for the next day. That led me to an oral surgeon two days later and I had that tooth and two upper wisdom teeth removed~! The oral surgeon said he cleaned out the abcess and stitched it up, and put me on penicillin. So, here I am 4 days after the oral surgery and these headaches are still as prevalent as day one!
About a week ago I started getting a toothache in my 2nd molar, upper right side. This particular tooth has had some problems (bad cavity, which was filled). Anyway, I went to the dentist and he said there was another cavity and he would fill it in a couple of weeks but there was a possibility it wouldn't work and the tooth would have to be extracted or i would need RCT.
I have no tumors, no anyrisms seen, i do have a blockage behind my right eye in my sinus cavity. My ENT has given me nasal spray and a predisone tablet to take to see if this will reduce the size of the blockage. My scalp tingles and sometimes hurts so bad i can not brush my hair or wear a cap. I have severe headaches, my neurologist says these are cluster migranes started and has given me imtrex, and they do seem to help.
As you can see by the hundreds of comments, the Flip-Turn Sinus Flush works extremely well for chronic bacterial infections of the upper sinuses, replacing antibiotics and surgery in most instances. For infections of the lower sinuses, I recommend the Neilmed Sinus Rinse--available at most pharmacies--as it requires less effort and risk.
I wanted to ask a question..I am pretty sure that I have a sinus infection but I have never felt like this before....It all stared with a headache and a fever. My headache is not is the front of my head but along the back, closer to the neck, where I am having pain as well. My jaw hurts, i am sensitive to light and sound. It hurts even if I talk or yell. My ears hurt like nothing I have felt before. But my problem is...I have no pain on my forehead or cheeks...no pain..weird.
About four days ago i had a small minor isolated headache that began, i thought nothing of it even though i normally dont get headaches. I don't have a history of Sinus problems, or anything like that.I do however need a root canal. Well, anyways, it has been four days now, and the headache has continued to grow, it has spread from the left side of my head and into the right. the weird thing is that it hurts more in the new location than it did where it started.
A sinus CT wouldn't necessarily pick up on the problem unless the abscess was so big it ruptured into a sinus cavity since they focus exclusively on the sinuses and not the mouth. If you haven't already gone that route, it's worth a trip to a dentist to at least rule it out.
During that time a significant amount of my jaw bone has deteriorated and then a root canal on the tooth next to it two months ago brought the whole thing to a head with very severe sinus drainage and a huge abscess. The tear in the membrane was caused by the most recent root canal. To add insult to injury, now my insurance doesn't want to pay. Still working on that part. The tooth with the root canal of 6 years ago has been removed and now doing much better.
A cyst (you said in the left sinus; may be maxillary sinus) is not an unusual finding in sinus X-rays and may not be responsible for the headache.
I strongly suggest that you not proceed with a tonsillectomy and that you request a second opinion from either another ENT specialist or from a specialist in Internal Medicine.
There is a small air fluid level within the left maxillary sinus. Postsurgical changes are noted in the left aspect of the nasal cavity. There is leftward nasal septal deviation. The ostiomeatal units are patent. IMPRESSION: 1. Small air fluid level in the left maxillary sinus compatible with acute sinusitis. 2. Mild mucosal thickening within the frontal sinus. 3. Probable small retention cyst in the right maxillary sinus.
I get cronic sinus infections and right now I currently have sinus pressure in the sinus area next to my right eye along the nose and below my right eye. I've had allergies pretty much the whole summer. Yesturday I noticed my eye socket felt werid when I would roll my eyes. It felt like the tissue or muscles that move my eye felt tight with some pressure. I went to the doctor and he looked at my eye and he said there was no noticeable inflamation and my eye appeared to be moving fine.
A CT found a cyst in my face/sinus cavity. The abscess's had my entire left side face swollen out like the elephant man. The pain was excruciating. The ENT said I needed to have sinus surgery to remove cyst. I chose to have that done immediately in office instead of waiting til morning to have done in hospital w/medications (Dr said procedure takes 10-15 min only) so I did it...2.5 HOURS later....they still were not sure if they got it all. They said they had a heck of a time getting the cyst.
packed in synthetic bone graft to help reform any bone loss form the infection. Since that time I had been treated for sinus infections 3-5 times in a year's time that are treated w/ antibiotics. About a year after the gum surgery I start feeling the same painful symptoms & before you know it the gums swell & an abscess appears in the same area.
The tooth started turning a blackish color so Today my dentist drilled it out and applied a temporary crown, as the permanent is being made. its 6 hours later and my tooth is in severe pain. my sinus cavity is sore to touch. Is there a problem??
My cheek and nostril swelled all the way to my eye. The fluid buildup had to go somewhere and finally went into the sinus cavity and eye duct. My nostril and eye leaked fluid, relieving the pressure and the abscess went down. In a way, you could say it was a combination tooth abscess/sinus infection since it affected both areas. Along with warm warm salt water rinses, try placing a very warm, wet wash clothe over the cheek and nostril several times a day.
I had a big cavity filled in my upper right molar earlier this year, and ever since then the tooth and maxillary sinus area had bothered me slightly on and off. But a few weeks ago, I started getting *excruciating* pain in my sinus, tooth, jaw, and below my jaw down my neck towards my thyroid area, with swollen lymph nodes. Have had a mild on and off fever. Amoxicillin relieved the pain and symptoms 90% but when I finished a weeks worth, the symptoms are trying to come back.
After obtaining my history they suggested a CT scan of my jaw and sinus cavity. When the results came in they informed me that the actual TMJ joint looked fine and no abscesses could be found, however they was a notable amount of dense mucus in my sinus cavity. I was placed on Claritin as an antihistamine and given Cefdinir for infection. They also recommended a sinus flush using a neti pot.
As far as extractions on older horses, it is not abnormal for there to be an enlarged area above the tooth IF the tooth was repelled by opening the sinus cavity from the outside as some boney enlargement from the flap of bone made into the sinus would be expected. However, the swelling should not increase and decrease so my concern is that there could be a sinus infection present or problems with an adjacent tooth. I would rec.
Also have your ears and sinuses checked if they haven't been already - as we all know from inadvertently getting water up your nose or inhaling something, that the sinuses do drain down our throat, so if you have a sinus infection or abscess, it could be draining into your throat causing the horrid taste.
I've had allergies/sinus problems for years. My left nasal cavity has had swelling in the lower area for years, despite prescription decongestants, nasal sprays, antihistamines, prednisone, etc. A few days ago I awoke sneezing. My nose was draining (one side) a honey-colored to bright yellow liquid. This was not thick mucous. Upon inspecting the inside of my nose the swollen area was completely gone. It was as if a water balloon popped and I had these flapping balloon pieces left.
Possibilities are a trauma (bump, hit or cut on the nose), a skin infection below the surface that is not obvious, something in the sinus or even a growth of some kind near the tip of the nose. One way to know for sure is to let your veterinarian examine her and proceed accordingly.
Soon after finishing the clindamycin treatment (which I developed a skin rash from at the end), my tonsils and lymph nodes swelled again. My tonsils are covered in white grossness and are the most inflamed they have ever been and I also have a sinus infection now. The ENT just prescribed me Amox-Clav and said that the infection may be so far in the tonsil, antibiotics cannot reach it. If this fourth antibiotic doesn’t work, she said she will have to remove the tonsils.
My other front tooth had a root canal before the crowns were done. 3 years or so ago. Had an abscess in there from a failed pulp cap. I let it go, only found the abscess on a dental xray, had no symptoms. Now out of the blue this tooth hurts a little when you tap on it. No other pain other than that. Tooth has a post. Both teeth showed clean on the x-rays taken 6-8 weeks ago. I am afraid that I may have fractured it due to my tooth grinding. I am going nuts over these two teeth.
2) Possibility of bite associated muscle pain syndrome, especially of a muscle that originates from the zygomatic process and arch (which is the area right below your eye an also the sinus area) In this particular muscle (masseter muscle) Trigger points in it can cause molar pain, maxillary sinus symptoms and aching in the jaw. It is common for masseter trigger points to cause these symptoms, but it is also common for master trigger points to be set up by these symptoms.
to that, because I think a little infection is going on in the tissues around the pulled wisdom teeth, maybe even an abscess. If you have an abscess, you'll feel a lump in your cheek near there, or if a neighboring tooth hurts when you push on it, the dentist will have to check THAT tooth out for a cavity. At least you were given penicillin for the ear, it should also take out the bacteria where your wisdoms were, takes a couple weeks for the medicine to work.
What you are describing sounds exactly like a toothache, which is usually caused by a cavity, but in this case, it was you banging and chipping your tooth. This has got to be fixed as soon as possible, because the tenderness that is in your face and neck is pus collecting from an infection of the tooth, and the coming and going of pain, plus the reaction to cold, is the sign of a damaged nerve.
One year a go I had a large filling put in place, 13 months later I went in for my 6 mo cleaning and described pain I was having in the bottom left side of my mouth. After my dentist reviewed my x-rays he found there was a huge cavity underneath my filling, keep in mind this is the filling he filled just 13 months ago. My Dentist decided to grind my tooth down and put on a crown because the filling was already too big, this cost me a little over $400.
I did (panic), and thought I was also leaking csf, but the doc called this evening and said it was probably just a cyst in the sinus cavity that burst for some reason. They're going to take a CT scan of the sinuses just to be sure, but it's probably nothing. These things are benign more often than not (actually almost always)..; and apparently more common than anyone thought (by reading all the comments on this board). So please do yourselves a favor, relax...
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