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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely, consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What to do about chronic sinus infections after root canal/crown. Dentist is dismissive of the problem. 2 years ago I cracked a tooth because of a deep cavity I was unaware of (that parts my responsibility) the tooth was also infected. I had a root canal

What to do about chronic sinus infections after root canal/crown. Dentist is dismissive of the problem. 2 years ago I cracked a tooth because of a deep cavity I was unaware of (that parts my responsibility) the tooth was also infected. I had a root canal

I: I would recommend getting an evaluation by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Their training would enable them to determine if the 2 year history of sinus infections is directly related to your dental health. Obviously I am not in a position to examine you or review xrays of the teeth and sinuses, but 2 years seems a long time to have chronic sinus infections without significant oral findings other than decay. It is normal for the root tips of the upper back teeth to be close to the sinus, in fact, in many cases the roots actually protrude into the sinus. That is why these teeth can sometimes be symptomatic with sinusitis. The oms can give you an opinion as to whether the tooth should be removed or it there are other options for treatment. ...Read more

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Years ago I had a root canal and dentist not sure if got all root out and temp cap now swollen also feel like I have a sinus infection could it be a?

Years ago I had a root canal and dentist not sure if got all root out and temp cap now swollen also feel like I have a sinus infection could it be a?

Needs evaluation: It is possible that an incomplete root canal could develop an abscess years later. Sinus infections can contribute to tooth pain. Teeth that have had root canal treatment and don’t have a permanent crown on top for many years could have a crack. You should see a dentist for evaluation; infections in the head and face areas can be serious. ...Read more

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I've had a recurring sinus infection, coupled with severe tooth pain. Do I possibly need a root canal?

I've had a recurring sinus infection, coupled with severe tooth pain. Do I possibly need a root canal?

Maybe...: It sounds like there is an infection that is tooth related. If this is the case and your tooth can be saved, a root canal may be your answer. There are too many issues to resolve without a professional evaluation. See your dentist asap and get well ;-). ...Read more

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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely, consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

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Can a root canal trigger sinus infection w high fever and unproductive cough? Headaches, sweats, sneezing, fever, runny nose, itchy throat, thank you!

Can a root canal trigger sinus infection w high fever and unproductive cough? Headaches, sweats, sneezing, fever, runny nose, itchy throat, thank you!

Not generally: Root canals on upper teeth with abscesses near or in the sinus can cause sinusitis, however this usually happens along with oral swelling. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

Dentist First: From you history, I would start with the root canal tooth, then work from there. It is possible, given your timeline, that the root canal possibly failed, and the infection recurred. If so, treatment is necessary and may allow you to still save the tooth. It is possible it's a sinus infection, but my first guess would be the rct tooth. You want a "pa x-ray", digital if possible, or ct scan. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?

What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?

See Endodontist: It depends upon what was placed into your sinus. If it was the disinfecting solution the denist uses to clean your canals then the sinus usually recovers with no intervention. However, if the 'filling material' of the root canal was placed in the sinus then you need the help of an oral surgeon or ent. Since you said this is 'chronic' I would suggest getting this looked at soon. ...Read more

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Ent and no sinus issues been to dentist and had a old root canal removed and had some infection been on penicillin when I eat chruncy my ear plugs?

Ent and no sinus issues been to dentist and had a old root canal removed and had some infection been on penicillin when I eat chruncy my ear plugs?

Ear problema: It's not a specific symptom to get plugged ears when eating crunchy. If, otherwise, you are doing well, I would not worry, just wait until you heal up and see how you feel then. If you have other symptoms - nasal congestion, drainage, facial pain, then you will need to address sinus issues and hopefully the ears will unplug once the sinus issues resolve. ...Read more

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AFTER bad sinus and root canal infection. 3 enlarged ly-nodes less 1cm. Rt side neck, lft armpit & right below rt hip 6mths. GP says don't worry? PANIC

AFTER bad sinus and root canal infection. 3 enlarged ly-nodes less 1cm. Rt side neck, lft armpit & right below rt hip 6mths. GP says don't worry? PANIC

2nd opinion: I do not expect an infection above the neck to cause node enlargement at the armpit and hip. Suggest you seek a 2nd opinion from an internist. ...Read more

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Canal a sinus infection spread to your brain? If so what are the symptoms?

Canal a sinus infection spread to your brain? If so what are the symptoms?

Yes: A sinus infection can lead to infection inside the skull. Headache, visual problems, double vision, nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, fever, chills, confusion, sleepiness, tiredness, weakness in an arm or leg or face can occur. But it does not happen often. And viral sinusitis typically does not spread to the brain. ...Read more

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Ear canal swelling due to sinus infection. How do I get it to go down?

Ear canal swelling due to sinus infection. How do I get it to go down?

Let a doc look: The external ear canal shouldn't swell with a sinus infection. The little eustachian tube could get plugged with mucous, but you couldn't tell by looking--it's internal. ...Read more

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I have a bad sinus infection that has cut off air flow to my ear canals totally. I bent over today got a huge pop sound fallowed by pain and no sound?

I have a bad sinus infection that has cut off air flow to my ear canals totally. I bent over today got a huge pop sound fallowed by pain and no sound?

Antibiotics: If you have a sinus infection and those symptoms then you would need an antibiotic, a steroid nasal spray, two days of a decongestant spray such as afrin. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an option to thin the mucus and possibly a decongestant pill like sudafed depending on certain factors in your history such as you blood pressure and heart status. If this is repetitive then allergy skin tests are necessary. ...Read more

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I am HIV +, undetect, CD4 865, I also have genital herpes but take Valtrex for it. I had a root canal done and developed sinus infect, bronchitis. Taking 1 week now bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clyndamicyn, poor recovery.

I am HIV +, undetect, CD4 865, I also have genital herpes but take Valtrex for it. I had a root canal done and developed sinus infect, bronchitis. Taking 1 week now bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clyndamicyn, poor recovery.

Immunosuppressed: Your recovery may be hampered by some of the medications you take as well as some of your other medical conditions. You should see an infectious disease specialist to ascertain you are taking the proper medications given your complex medical history. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it ok to undergo root canal when I have slight fever, I also have sinusitis?

I was wondering is it ok to undergo root canal when I have slight fever, I also have sinusitis?

Depends: It depends on whether you can breathe through your nose, and how bad your fever is. Of course it also depends on how much pain you are in. If you are not in severe pain, you should wait until your fever is better. Your sinusitis may be cause by an upper tooth that needs root canal treatment (if your root canal treatment is to be performed on an upper tooth). ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to develop chronic sinusitis problems after a root canal?

Is it uncommon to develop chronic sinusitis problems after a root canal?

RCT/sinusitis?: Yes it is uncommon but can and does happen. Should be evaluated by both an Endodontist and ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Will ginger root help with dizziness from sinus infection or allergies?

Will ginger root help with dizziness from sinus infection or allergies?

Possibly: Dizziness is a common symptom & often it's hard to find the cause. Neither sinus infections or allergies are common causes of dizziness:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dizziness/basics/causes/con-20023004
Ginger has been shown to help with dizziness from motion sickness.It may or may not help for other causes but is safe to try.
Try to find cause. Acupuncture & homeopathy may help. ...Read more

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How toothache can cause sinusitis, with knowing the tooth with root canal treatment (upper right first molar)?

Not unusual: The roots of the upper first molar are often very close in proximity to the maxillary sinus. A sinus infection can cause a toothache, and a tooth infection can cause sinus pain. Or the two can occur independently. This tooth is the most common one for a root canal to fail due to its complexity. Seek evaluation by an endodontist, preferably one with 3-d imaging (cbct). Usually treatable. ...Read more

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How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

Infection dependent: This depends on the size of the infection, the amount of time it has been present, the success of the root canal and the proper antibiotic used. Typically a week, give or take. ...Read more

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It is better to get a tooth removed or another root canal. I have had three infections in this tooth,?

Poor prognosis: The damaging microbes from the dental infection grow in the mouth and then find their way by spreading to other organs of the body making you sick. The prognosis of this tooth is poor. The current research points to a higher predictability of success with the extraction and dental implant placement in this situation. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have root canal done 50hour ago. Can I smoke or it will lead to an tooth infection?

Dr. John Yu Dr. Yu
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Not really: Tooth infection is caused by micro-organisms. As long as your tooth is sealed off smoking will not affect the tooth. However, smoking does constrict your vessels and decrease the healing ability of your gum and bone around the tooth. Smoking is not good for your gum health. ...Read more

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Had a root canal a few years ago, general dentist found a nerve root left, very small infection, should I be concerned?

Had a root canal a few years ago, general dentist found a nerve root left, very small infection, should I be concerned?

Unfilled RCT: Small infections can become large infections and cause problems not only to the tooth but your general health. Seek a consult from an Endodontist and General or Restorative Dentist regarding your options. I would not just leave it untreated even if there is no pain or other symptoms present. ...Read more

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I had root canal on #5, then it broke and was crowned 3 month ago. Can it cause inflammation/blockage in maxillary sinus? What tests needed?

I had root canal on #5, then it broke and was crowned 3 month ago. Can it cause inflammation/blockage in maxillary sinus? What tests needed?

Comorbidity: The pain can be easily confused because the two areas are so close. Sinus infection usually bilaterally, the sinus pain is exacerbated by lowering the head and is increased by stepping hard on the heel (climbing stairs)
the diagnosis is confirmed by appropriate imaging.
If pain persists, make sure to get medical help immediately. ...Read more

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Bottom mollar root canal with large absess/infection. Painful Swollen lymph and now my toncill is very angry. Am I in trouble? Can this be dangerous?

Yes: Please don't let it go! See a dentist to control the infection then eliminate it by either doing root canal therapy to save it or do an extraction and clean out the socket. The infection is going through your body and you know that because of your lymph nodes ...Read more

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Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)

Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)

Root canal: If you are still having swelling after a root canal it means the infection has not healed yet. Go back to your dentist for follow up. Running will not speed up the healing process butkeeponyour routine for good health. ...Read more

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I have an infection in a tooth that has had a root canal done. I think ive had it for longer than 4 to 6 years. What will happen if left untreated?

Continued Infection: The bone will continue to break down, the infection will continue to spread, and you most likely will lose the tooth. Ignore your teeth and they'll go away. ...Read more

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I had my molar crowned first, and did root canal from bottom of crown, because of infection, pain etc. After root canal, when do I know it went well?

About a week: A root canal from the bottom is typically done only after a conventional root canal treatment had been done. This procedure is called an apicoectomy. If this is your case, then your symptoms should resolve within a week. If a root canal was not done on that molar previously, you may want to see a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a root canal appointment on next Tuesday on the 22. I saw my dentist this pasa Monday on the 13 and they did not give anything for infection?

I have a root canal appointment on next Tuesday on the 22. I saw my dentist this pasa Monday on the 13 and they did not give anything for infection?

Are you infected?: You assume that because you need root canal therapy that you have an infection... that's not always the case. A deep cavity may not hurt, but the tooth will still need root canal therapy since once the decay is removed the nerve will be exposed. Ask your dentist why no meds were prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more