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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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