Abscess tooth or 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 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
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 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 ?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn Either pull the tooth or save the tooth by getting a root canal.
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 tooth 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 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.
Avatar f tn Or is an abscess and a tooth infection the same thing??? Also, will he do more x-rays to make sure it's gone???
Avatar n tn A dental abscess may not be apparent on an x-ray but with a chronic infection, I'm sure that your dentist or endodontist can find some signs or symptoms of it. Plus you are taking antibiotics which would normally at least help slow down the infection and relieve some of the symptoms. You may want to go to another dentist to get a second opinion on the dental work possibly.
Avatar f tn Weeks before and after I had terrible sinus issues (NEVER had a sinus infection before) Dentist discovered a tiny fistula, a hole to my sinus. Told me not to blow my nose for 3 weeks. When I went back, he said it was closed (and in fact, foul tasting drainage had stopped) but x ray showed my sinus was still infected, my sinus was still clogged. I was on assorted antibiotics for 6 months. (I rarely take antibiotics) My sinus (it's only left side, site of tooth) are much improved.
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 infection around the implant could be the cause of this? Has anybody else experienced this before?
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 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn How will I know if my tooth infection spread to my brain or other parts of my body??? Scared... I have a sinus infection and eye infection. Are all of these related??? Saw a dentist and doctor recently. I've had all sorts of symptoms for 2 + months. I'm so scared that I hVe a brain abscess. Please help... Thank you...
Avatar m tn 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.
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 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
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn I have no pain whatsoever from my tooth but i was thinking I may have an abscess i cant see or feel underneath whats left of my tooth. I thought maybe the infection has reached my sinus cavity where the puss is being drained into my stomach where i'm seeing it in my....you know what. thanks in advance for your help...
Avatar f tn Unfortunately the blood supply/flow to a tooth is poor, hence why the body isn't as effective in healing or removing the infection. A root canal (or a retreat) will clean the canals again of the bacteria and allow the body to resolve any issues in the bone. You may also want to weigh the cost of treatment. Do you need a new crown, a possible post or core buildup?
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 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.
Avatar n tn Not all antibiotics work well for everything. Usually for a tooth abscess, we prescribe amoxicillan or clindamycin. Also, be careful with how much ibuprofen you take! It can be hell on your kidneys! I'm afraid it may be time for a root canal or an extraction on that tooth. With that much trauma, it just may have finally had enough. There are vitality tests that your dds can do to see just how much life that tooth has left.
Avatar f tn I feel for you. It could be allergies, the eye drops, or a sinus infection. Could be that you're allergic to the eye drops. I spend 3/4 of the year with pain, stuffiness, etc...without discharge. Thinking it's allergies, but every time I ask my doctor about sending me in for allergy testing he tells me to look at what the rest of my family is allergic to and then to assume that I have the same allergies...ugh. The other 1/4 of the year there is infection...
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn This in turn, could be disease within the sinus or in one or more teeth adjacent to it. Dental abscess can present in this fashion as can a form of Migraine headache. In addition, disease involving the Trigeminal (cranial) nerve at its origin can also cause significant facial pain. With the severity of your symptoms somewhat but not completely relieved by antibiotic therapy, it remains important to try to “pin-down” the cause and treat it.
Avatar m tn The medical model works for most people, and if you have a severe sinus infection, it could spread to other parts of your head or body, and it would be a good idea to be on antibiotics. Part I explains the Flip-Turn Sinus Flush®, Part II tells you why it works, Part III tells you how to prevent sinus problems. Good luck, and breathe free! INTRODUCTION Antibiotics often do not work for chronic sinusitis.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn He asked if I had a cold or sinus infection but I haven't had any cold or nasal drip for years. Anyhow, I am looking forward to getting the RC treatment and relief because I have been living on ibuprofen and it isn't working anymore. The dentist said I shouldn't have waited so long to come in but I waited until pain was constant and continual because I thought it would go away. After the root canal, he said we should make a "bite guard" because he says I am grinding too.
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.