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Old 01-26-2015, 08:31 PM
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Around 2008 I had a root canal on my number 2 tooth. The furthest upper molar on the top. Last year I began to have terrible pain I went to see my dentist and he had informed me that the root canal went bad and I needed to see a specialist. I saw the specialist and after he figured out what material was used in the original root canal he told me the only thing to do is oral surgery where he will drill into my bone locate the infected root and snip it. I wasn't really told pulling the tooth was an option and went with it. About two weeks after the tooth started hurting again and I developed a sinus infection. I called his office and was told by him this is a coincidence. So I take the antibiotic and go about my way. Within the 9 months since that procedure I have have approx 7-8 sinus infections. My ent who thought I was just being whiney didn't take me seriously until she got my ct scan back last week. All my sinuses are filled except the central one. The found a wisdom tooth in one of the sinus cavities which has been there asymptotic for the at least 10+ years. The ent panicked about this tooth and along with her recommendation of sinus surgery to clean and drill more drainage holes I had to see a oral surgeon about this wisdom tooth. So today I met with. The surgeon who basically told me yes the wisdom tooth needs to come out as well as the tooth that had been worked on last year. He told me he would be able to tell more with a panoramic X-ray if there was an infection or maybe a cyst. No cyst or infection showed up on the X-ray. He said that the original tooth probably caused a infection that is still brewing and probably has infected my bone and tissue. I have spoken on the phone with another dentist and he said not to remove the wisdom tooth in the sinus cavity since it can cause more harm then good. Does all this sound right? I should add the ent is also not clear if this is all tooth related since my middle sinus is completely clean and if it was an active infection it would have moved from one side to the other including that middle sinus cavity. I have started power irrigation of my sinuses to see if that helps, any advice?
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