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Sinuses And Gum Infection

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 27, 2007
  • 08:15 PM

I have been going to a dentist for weeks due to an infection in my gums that would ooze pus when pushed on. They did an xray and came back and told me that i had significant bone reabsorption of my tooth. They requested that I have my tooth pulled which is in the front of my mouth. I kept putting it off because i didnt want a partial, so a few days ago i noticed i was getting an infection in my upper gumline below my nose. I now have pressure around nose and all over my teeth so when i got up this morning i had a feeling maybe this is all sinus problems ( which is what i asked my dentist in the first place) which he said no it couldnt be. I went to a sinus specialist and she sent me to get a cat scan of the face and head. Well long and behold I was right , all this time I have had a major infection of all the sinuses and am full of nasal polyps and cysts.The infection was coming out of the gums because of there being so much of it. My doc said thank god I didnt let them pull my teeth. I am now on heavy antibiotics for 1 month and will probably have to undergo sinus surgery to correct the cysts and polyps..BUT I WILL STILL HAVE MY TEETH!!!!

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  • :rolleyes: I feel for you, I know for one thing every time I had a root canal done or a crown put on my tooth I got a really bad sinus infection. I never ever had a sinus infection until I went to the dentist years ago, I went this summer and yes I got the sinus infection. The antibiotic the dentist gave me may have helped my gums but did not have any effect as far as the sinus infection. So dental visits can cause sinus problems, my worse sinus infection was when i had my fang or eyetooth crowned, talk about being sick!!!!! Just wanted you to know, of course alot of dentists do not believe this............
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 5, 2007
    • 06:02 AM
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  • You can brush your teeth with "Dr. Christopher's Gum and Tooth Powder". I saw another one yesterday, too, that looked good but did not get the name. Yes, lots of problems start with teeth. Think back 100 years ago. People died because of bad teeth and nutrition that follows.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 07:14 PM
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