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root canal now loss of balance

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 10, 2010
  • 07:34 PM

I've had a week and a half of constant, severe pain due to an abcessed tooth which was treated by a root canal which then went wrong. It still hasn't been completely fixed, but today my pain mostly went away. I had been taking back to back paracetamol and ibuprofen which had only scratched the surface of the pain. I've been on the anti-biotic flucloxacillin all this time too, so the dentist is insistent that I no longer have an infection.

Now my whole body feels awful and I keep losing my balance and getting chills. I can't turn my head without the whole room spinning and I can't walk around without falling to one side. What is happening to me?

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  • Any other symptoms? I too not long ago had a a bad experience with a tooth infection that spread and was on antibiotics and still haven't recovered. I had mine extracted though but since I have had problems. I think I found the cause of my problems though since which is the tooth extracted was keepong my alignment in my jaw in check when it was pulled it caused malocclusion makine one of my two remaining upper teeth drive into the extraction socket. Got that taken care of but still have TMJ symptoms afterwards which I am trying to remedy now. Anyhow you should get checked for an infection although the tooth was extracted it could have spread in the process, also keep in mind when you get an infection as such it lowers your immunity to a degree making it possible to get other infections and problems.
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  • unfortunately, things can go wrong with root canals. If done correctly, your pain goes away like immediately. You need to go to another specialist (I hope you didn't let the regular dentist do this) endodondist and have him x-ray everything to make sure all the root is gone. Sometimes, there is a curved tip that they cannot get to, but you could also have some type of damage affecting your inner ear/nerve to it from the flopped root canal.
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