I don't know how to ask this...I was told a month ago that I had a cavity that either needed pulled or I should have a root canal. I actually didn't believe the dentist because I never felt any pain or nothing. about 3 weeks ago I started having sinus infection symptoms. Yellow drainage, but all my pain has been associated in my jaw area. My tooth has all of a sudden began hurting too and is sensitive to cold fluids. So I'm wondering if the tooth is the cause of the infection or the sinus infection making the tooth more affected? Does that make sense? I know i'll need to take care of the tooth asap. Wondering if I should go get an antibiotic for the infection?
Answer by TARARENEE at 10:32 AM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by Scuba at 10:32 AM on Jan. 12, 2011
Call the dentist and set up an appointment. He will call in an antibiotic script for you to take before you get it pulled. With an infection around the tooth the numbing agent won't work well so you want it all gone - take ALL of the antibiotics even if you think it's fine after a few days.
Answer by scout_mom at 10:44 AM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by LizzieAnnesMom at 10:54 AM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by melissasue38 at 12:54 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by deesam at 4:40 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by grismelda at 5:36 PM on Jan. 12, 2011