Abscess tooth sinus infection

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I'm a 21 year old college senior, and for about a week I have had pain in my right ear, the right side of my throat and jaw. I thought at first that it was a sinus infection, but after a several day regime of mucinex and advil, I was still in quite a lot of pain. I went to the clinic on campus, and the nurse said it was probably an ear infection. I've been on an antibiotic and decongestant for three days, and the pain has gotten worse.
It was a very old root canal that had the abscess. So, could this possibly be the tooth? Still? Maybe the infection isn't cleared up? I was on penicillin and then a Z pac after the tooth was extracted! This is totally consuming my life. I feel like doing nothing and all I do is worry that this is a brain tumor or something more serious. I had a Cat scan and spinal tap in the ER weeks ago and everything was "normal". this week, i have 3 dr's appts.
After 10 days in the hospital larges does of antibiotics for anther infection that developed after the abscess I still have trismus...wondering if most of this could have been avoided by a prescription of antibiotic after my widsom tooth surgery?
Do you think you may be getting a bad flu or something? It could be a bad sinus infection, sore throat, body aches, etc. You may want to see a medical doctor since the symptoms are spreading but I'm not 100% sure if its related or not.
However, I am concerned if the abscess/ and tooth infection went to my brain or spread throughout my system. I have had painful migraines, sinus pain, ear pressure. Sometimes I just feel brain fogged and not as fast, smart as I used to be. I am worried that the infection spread throughout my system or brain. Should I visit another doctor, and if so what type of specialist should I visit for the other questions. Or, should I be OK and not worry ?
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.
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.
Germs may also travel from a nearby infected area (for example, an ear infection or a tooth abscess) or enter the body during an injury (such as a gun or knife wound) or surgery. In children with heart disease or a birth defect, such as those with tetralogy of fallot, infections are more able to reach the brain from the intestines, teeth, or other body areas.
I am worried I have a dental infection spreading from neglected dental work, that was complicated by a mis-diagnosis. Sorry for dragging this on, and on. Does a tooth abscess ever not show up on a X-ray? Possibly draining out before X-ray is taken? draining into roof of mouth or sinus?
Or is an abscess and a tooth infection the same thing??? Also, will he do more x-rays to make sure it's gone???
It's not really bad, I never had to change PJs or sheets, but it's really disturbing. Does anyone have any idea if this abscess and an infection around the implant could be the cause of this? Has anybody else experienced this before?
The s/sx progressed to sinus pressure swollen glands, cough runny nose with yellow sputum from cough and nasal. I began to feel better so nixed Dr. visit as my insurance had not started. Two days ago I began having swelling in my gums. Yesterday I found a discolored area on my gums above my front right tooth. Today the sore has progressed to my pallet and is sore and feels blister it is also bleeding. Could this be a sinus abscess?
I had the same tooth on the left side pulled without any problems, but you really don't want to get that tooth pulled if you can avoid it. I was going to go the route of a dental implant but decided against it. I currently have flipper that was cut up by my dentist to be like a nesbit. It's okay, but annoying at times. Go the root canal route before thinking about getting the tooth pulled. Believe me, you might be sorry.
I've always been a worry wart, but never like this. The dentist didn't mention an abscess, just a tooth infection. Are they the same thing??? It's really weird, bc I don't have pain or swelling in that area.
The foul smell could be due to local or systemic causes. Local causes like tooth infections, tooth abscess or periodontal disease. Some medications can cause this foul smell. They are more common in smokers, in people with poor dental hygiene, with vitamin deficiencies and are known to be associated with malabsorbtion also. You will need to consult your dentist who will examine you and determine the cause so that appropriate therapy can be initiated. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I was given augmentin for a severe sinus infection. Two days into taking it I began to have excrutiating tooth and gum pain. I went to a dentist to have it pulled but she said I needed to take an antibiotic to get rid of the infection first. She prescribed a z-pack along with percocet and ibuprofin. She said the antibiotic would work to take down the swelling and thus the pain within 24 hours but that is not the case.
Hello, This persistent abscess which does not clear with antibiotics is called Parulis as this elevated nodule is actually an opening of fistulous tract from some chronic abscess either in association with tooth (periapical abscess) or gum abscess or could be sinus in your case. As I can not do physical exam hence can not say for sure about the origin of the abscess. It needs x-ray and second opinion of a dentist who can examine.
Particularly as I have a wisdom tooth beginning to poke through behind it and the dentist said extraction of the problem tooth would also help to avoid any problems with the wisdom tooth later on. Anyway two days later, i began to feel a lot of pressure in my head. Like a sinus infection or when my TMJD is playing up, but slightly worse. My ears are completely blocked up and my whole head feels full and under pressure, like someone is pushing my head in.
Hence it could be Trigeminal neuralgia, abscess in tooth, exposed root canal, internal ear infection, maxillary sinusitis, TMJ, migraine, herpes (recurrent) without rash or fibromyalgia localized to face. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Fast forward to the last year. I've had a sensitive spot in my left sinus; facial pain, tooth ache, swelling, extremely watery eyes; I can actually feel something in there. And I get mild to intense sinus headaches. I generally don't feel well. Being on antibiotics helps some, enough for me to get going throughout my day. The doc won't send me for a CT scan because I had one in 2008 & 2009??? Too much radiation?
My ENT says if i can no longer live with the pressure behind my right eye i can have a simple surgery to remove this blockage. I recently had a abscess tooth and the infection had affected the right side of my head with the headaches started, i have 3 more teeth to be pulled and have been going back and forth with the insurance co and the oral surgeon office manager since August to get this wisdom tooth and two in front of it pulled, any help that way i would appreciate it.
if you need a root canal, that would explain the pain.Sometimes pain from a tooth can show up as a headache or in another area bceause the tooth infection is near a nerve and it sends the pain to different areas so the pai "travels". See your dentist.
I have an upper left molar which required an emergency root canal during a hiking trip in France due to an abscess in 2011. They redid the root canal (or finished it anyhow) when I returned home, but were not entirely happy with how it was done. Since then, I've had fleeting pain around the tooth, but repeated xrays showed nothing at all unusual. In October 2013 I was in Hong Kong for a job interview and the gum above the tooth became sore and bruised.
He decided on root canal and called the endodontist (appt is for Thursday). The dentist showed me the film and although the tooth root looks okay (no black area of abscess), there is a "white ring shadow" above the tooth root. He said that is indicative of a sinus problem. He asked if I had a cold or sinus infection but I haven't had any cold or nasal drip for years.
It’s a tiny risk, greater if you are older, overweight, obese, or have reduced blood flow in your neck arteries, but it’s a risk you must assume if you want get rid of an otherwise untreatable sinus infection. There is a possibility that the infection could go into your ear, which happened to me once, but I found a way to avoid it. You could also accidentally rub infected snot into your eye and get an eye infection, if you are careless.
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.
But the root of the tooth touched into my sinus, which opened into the tooth opening in my mouth when the tooth & root were removed. So I couldn't sneeze or blow my nose for 2 weeks, until the stitches were out & the site had healed up pretty well. Well, today I just started blowing my nose (which had plugged up since the surgery) & it is beginning to really drain. And guess what??? I could smell the same clove like scent of the ORIGINAL compresses they placed into my root canal...
If no luck there, I'll try my regular doctor for other things - sinus infection, hormone problems, etc. I am really at the end of my rope with this and I'm sure my family is tired of hearing about it.
i had a root canal done over 2 years ago, and every day i experience discomfort, if i dont take sinuc medication, it swells and gets extremely immflamed, im going on vacation and i want 2 look my best, they said there is no sign of infection dentist endodontists or sinus doctors, i get sinus pressure on the left area of my face especially above the molar with the root canal, and i keep getting pimples on the left side of my face, more than the right side, i even have swullon cheek that i can not
infection doesn't normally cause fevers. Have you had your teeth looked at? Sometimes tooth problems ( impacted, infection,abscess, grinding ) can cause these symptoms. The things that work for me are: sinus rinses...you can buy them in every pharmacy. Claritin allergy spray...but can only be used for three days. Try hot/cold packs...alternate them.
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