Tooth infection for years

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Avatar m tn I thought the endodontist did a very poor job). So now I'm on my 2nd day of 500 mg Penicillin QID, and I'm still having pain. I've been taking 600 mg Ibuprofen Q6HR alternating with 1000 mg acetometophin Q6HR, which helps, but I was wondering: how long should I wait till I possibly suspect the antibiotic is not doing the job on the infection? also, it was recommended that I have a redo of said root canal, which I agree with, that going to be a very difficult procedure?
Avatar n tn when i was younger my front <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> was broken and replaced with a cap. 7 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs later it became an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infectedan> and i had root canal surgery (is this where they take the nerve out? as this is what happened) over the last two years the gum become swollen and sore and receeds around the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan>. what is happening?
Avatar n tn Recently I visited my dentist because I was experiencing extreme pain in my mouth. They told me my upper left wisdom <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infectedan> and prescribed me a prescription <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> an antibiotic and ibuprofen to help with the discoman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>t, as well as referring me to an oral surgeon. I have an appointment in three days with the oral surgeon an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> an exam (Its been two weeks already) but I have the feeling my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> is still an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infectedan> even after taking the antibiotic.
1654684 tn?1301997588 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the past couple of ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs or so, I have encountered not so severe pain on my back an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan>, also the one on the other side..Normally I just take painkillers. Last month, the pain on one side became unbearable and I got that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> removed.. But from the looks of it, the other unremoved one is worse. The other day I experienced unbearable pain on said an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> and I feel like even my neck is swollen.
Avatar m tn This an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> had a root filling twice,but that was about three ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs ago.I had antibiotics over the new year <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> an infection and more antibiotics a few weeks after the first lot .The dentist said the best option is having the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> extracted,because another root filling would possibly be not very successful.So I had the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> extracted.There were several little pieces.a day after I was still in a lot of pain and had to take pain killers every three hours.
Avatar n tn Yes, you are at higher risk of getting endocarditis than someone who has never had a <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> infection -- but that is a long way from actually having endocarditis. as long as the infection stayed localized in your jaw, you won't get endocarditis. If you did not have any unexplained fevers, night sweats, or other symptoms of whole-body infection, the chances that you have contracted bacterial endocarditis are low -- especially if you do not already have some other sort of heart valve disease.
Avatar n tn Just to add - I am 28 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs old and i haven't had any of my wisdom teeth removed.
Avatar f tn I went back the next week, as the filling fell out of it, and she said that it was looking better, re-filled the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> and recommended Corsodyl <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a couple of weeks. I followed her advice, and continued with the Corsodyl, and things did seem to improve, but as soon as I stopped using it, the gum started to swell again. I noticed on the bottle that a month's course was recommended an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> gum disease, so thought that maybe I hadn't used it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> long enough to completely knock the infection out.
Avatar f tn Hopefully, they do and don't say i'm positive because you kjnow, i wouldn't want to be, but at the same time they can find my problem... i'm 26.. and oh man.. let a <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> infection go <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 3 months with cold sensations with liquid in moth to a lower back molar an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan>. from then on i've had various symptoms from breathing problem down to twitching. unbelievable never experienced such symtpoms..
Avatar n tn Hi, I need some advise regarding my teeth. I had a root canal done on my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> 19th maybe about 3 years ago. 2 years ago my gum swelled because of pus &amp; infection therean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e the dentist did another root canal to remove the infection. I found out last sep. that there's some infection underneath that same an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> again, but because of some complication with insurance i didn't do anything about it till now. This time there's no swelling or pain or any sort of discoman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>t.
Avatar f tn I didn't think of it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> quite some time, although I believe I did have pain at first and I couldn't eat on that side, but I don't know <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> sure. Ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs later we moved to where we are now, and I finally told my regular doctor about it. He looked at it and didn't think it was an absess because it was so high up in the gums, but he said I should see a dentist about it.
Avatar n tn a an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> (should have erupted at about 12 years old) fully embedded &amp; fused with mandible. Didn't cause any problems an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> years, but has flared up and is extremely painful. Per general dentist, it lays directly under a good an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan>, has abscess/cyst at base and infection in mandible. States it needs to be removed per xrays and consult with oral surgeon who agreed but said it will be a major task since the nerves are tangled, jawbone may break etc.
Avatar n tn is this why my vertigo isn't going away? Can the infection in my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> be causing fluid to build up in my inner ear which is why I have vertigo symptoms? I can't seem to find an answer! also, is the fluid in my lymph node from my inner ear or from the infection in my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan>???? Help! Next stop ENT if I can't figure this out!
Avatar n tn Just because the fistula/bump is gone doesn't mean the infection is gone. I'm not a dentist, but I'm a dental assistant (9 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs) and I guarantee the bump will eventually come back, it's not good to have that infection in your body(pregnant or not). You need to do whatever dental work your dentist recommended,just let them know you are pregnant so they don't use nitrous. Just my opinion....good luck!!
Avatar n tn Its hard <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> me to say whether the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> needed to be removed or not. But since it is out, it would be best to finish your antibiotics and monitor the situation. If you follow your post operative instructions carefully, the area should heal normally. are there any medical problems you may have that may affect your ability to heal or fight off infections?
Avatar f tn Colloidal silver, i used this <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> all infections an viruses as well. I also have a huge problem with antibiotics, they nearly killed me a few times from anapalaxic shock!! and their all mold and really bad an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the body period.. I also ended up with rampart Candida an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>m hell!! and the being put on Diflucan caused even more problems. DO NOT let the 'scare monger's' put you off using Colloidal silver, its amazing stuff.
Avatar n tn Or the hygenist from hell, who used that nasty ultrasonic thing, despite my protests, left me in pain <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> over a week, using salt washes to prevent infection.) More than enough <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> anyone. a dear friend of mine just admitted that he has not been to a dentist an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> over 25 years, and he's fine. If I can manage it, I am going to follow his example.
Avatar f tn had a <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> pulled and took pain pills <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 1 week <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> legit pain and another week bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e I decided I didn't want to go down that road again. Went to Dr an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> sinus infection and headache and he ask if I wanted pain pill an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the headaches and I said no that I like them too much and he was impressed that I was honest, not many people are. He gave me fioriect tabs an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the headaches will have to do my research on them now. I've taken a couple and seem to work ok.
Avatar f tn I have been told ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs ago that I should have my top wisdom <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> extracted now just a little of wisdom is poking through it is impacted and now I have pain in temple area to the touch could infection be traveling to my brain please help
Avatar n tn HI, The gap after an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> extraction will usually fill up and heal by secondary intention within a few weeks time. If it has not healed <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 12 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs then there must be something that is preventing healing to occur. This can be infection and abscess an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>mation. The gross taste may be an indication. also anaemia, diabetes or other conditions that decrease a person’s immunity may prevent healing. You should take a second opinion regarding the matter from another Doctor. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I had a rootcanal on <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> #30 about 13 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs ago. Two or three ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs ago #30 cracked. Last year i went to the dentist and he cleaned the decay and put a prefabricated post and covered the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> with the white filling. over that time i have been experiencing acne on my face and developed cysts under the jaw bone on both sides of my mouth. The dermatologist gave me amoxicilliyn an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> about 2 years which cleared up the cysts and acne. I stopped taking amoxicil.
Avatar n tn This started about 1 week ago. This <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> had a root canal done about 20 ye<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rs ago. It is also an anchor <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a bridge <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> #29-31. The bridge was replaced about 1 1/2 years ago. I was having problems with the porcelain fall off so my dentist was remaking it using gold. The pain in the gums around this an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> started about 4 weeks ago after the dentist had to pack the cord around the anchor teeth to make impressions an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the new bridge.
Avatar n tn after the removal, I had very severe tonsillitis <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> about 4 days. On 3-15-07, I had my right wisdom <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>tooth</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> removed because it had also begun to give me problems (severe pain and a swollen face). When this an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothan> was removed it had not fully erupted and needed to be cut out. Due to my ongoing infections, my antibiotics were made stronger (from cephalexin to clindamycin).