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Blood poisoning?

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  • Posted By: cheercoach101
  • July 10, 2010
  • 08:01 PM

Basically, 6 years ago I went to the dentist and was told I needed 2 fillings. I was 16 at the time and had- still do - a fear of dentists and needles. So I left without getting it filled.

I did not have any problems with it until a few weeks ago when I was bravely chewing gum and I chewed on what turned out to be a part of one of the teeth that needed a filling which had had a hole in it for ages. So now I am essentially left with half the shell of the tooth.

In the last month, that tooth and a couple of others have been hurting me. The pain is causing headaches that make it hard for me to sleep. I have swollen lymph nodes hhe size of golf balls behind my neck and the pain is also in my jaw, my shoulders and down my arms. I feel tired/lethargic and my teeth are very very sensitive to hot and cold.

My gums bleed when I brush my teeth and then throb for a while after.

I am waiting on an appointment with my dentist which should take another 3 weeks and I can't afford to go private.

I'm am applying clove oil on them for pain and taking 2 ibuprofens every 2 or so hours as the pain is unbearable.

I just wandered how worried I should be about getting infections?

I took antibiotics in march for a week as well. If there was an Infection, would that have been enough to get rid of it?

Thanks guys

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  • I dont know if its true or not but Ive heard that infections can travel throu the tooth root and go into the brain so can go serious. I know from what happened with my sister if you have an infection, your dentist may not be able to deal with your tooth cuase the infection may end up trapped and hence may tell you to go and see a doctor and get some antibiotics to clear it up before they will work on teeth. So i strongly suggest you go and see a doctor and get some antibiotics while waiting for the dentist appointment.
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