Abscess tooth sinus infection

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Avatar_m_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>, 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.
Avatar_f_tn It was a very old root canal that had the abscess. So, could this possibly be the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span>? Still? Maybe the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn After 10 days in the hospital larges does of antibiotics for anther <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> 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?
Avatar_f_tn Do you think you may be getting a bad flu or something? It could be a bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>, 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.
Avatar_f_tn 5 days. I went to my family DR as now it seemed I had a horrible sinus infection & eye issues. She said I now have a sinus infection & conjunctivitis and gave me another Z-pak to start. It has now been 10 days & I am still blowing this green foul smelling stuff out of my nose. I have now started with another headache on the other side of my head and have an odd round place on that cheek. Everything originally began on the right side of my face by the way.
Avatar_n_tn However, I am concerned if the abscess/ and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> 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 ?
Avatar_m_tn In a way, you could say it was a combination <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> abscess/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn 1) There are several different types of abscess but the most common is a periapical abscess in which there is a cavity in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> that invades the pulp of the tooth. The bacteria then travels down the pulp into the jawbone and begins to destroy the jawbone.
Avatar_f_tn Germs may also travel from a nearby infected area (for example, an ear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> or a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> abscess ever not show up on a X-ray? Possibly draining out before X-ray is taken? draining into roof of mouth or sinus?
Avatar_f_tn Or is an abscess and a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> the same thing??? Also, will he do more x-rays to make sure it's gone???
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> around the implant could be the cause of this? Has anybody else experienced this before?
Avatar_n_tn 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?
Avatar_n_tn I had the same <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn I've always been a worry wart, but never like this. The dentist didn't mention an abscess, just a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. Are they the same thing??? It's really weird, bc I don't have pain or swelling in that area.
Avatar_m_tn The foul smell could be due to local or systemic causes. Local causes like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> infections, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn I was given augmentin for a severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> later on. Anyway two days later, i began to feel a lot of pressure in my head. Like a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn Hence it could be Trigeminal neuralgia, abscess in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span>, exposed root canal, internal ear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>, 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!
Avatar_n_tn Fast forward to the last year. I've had a sensitive spot in my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span>; facial pain, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> 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?
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn if you need a root canal, that would explain the pain.Sometimes pain from a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> can show up as a headache or in another area bceause the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> is near a nerve and it sends the pain to different areas so the pai "travels". See your dentist.
Avatar_n_tn He decided on root canal and called the endodontist (appt is for Thursday). The dentist showed me the film and although the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn One of the causes of maxillary sinusitis is a tooth abscess that has leaked the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> into the maxillary <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span>. The teeth may be X-rayed to find this. • Ethmoid sinuses. If <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> occurs, you may get puffy eyes and pain between them. The sides of your nose may get tender to the touch, your nose may get stuffy, and you won’t be able to smell so well. You may also get a splitting headache, felt most intensely in the forehead. • Sphenoid sinuses.
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> or abscess, it could be draining into your throat causing the horrid taste.
Avatar_f_tn But the root of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> touched into my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span>, which opened into the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> opening in my mouth when the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> & 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...
Avatar_n_tn If no luck there, I'll try my regular doctor for other things - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>, 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> dentist endodontists or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sinus</span> 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