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I have a root canal that I had a couple years and now i have a sinus infection.

I have a root canal that i had a couple years ago but i use dented on it to keep it covered it does not hurt but i have no insurance could this cause high blood pressure and and an off balance feeling ? My tooth is still white it feels fine but recently i have used dented on it and it works great i dont have gum disease cuz i use mouthwash too but could this one little tooth be the culprit to my weird symptoms. whenever i walk i feel like my body is swaying my heart pounds really fast but then when i sit it is ok its hard to explain but when i move fast i don t really feel it just when im walking. I went to the ent and he gave me antibiotics for a sinus infection it did no help could it be that the antibiotics messed with my hormone levels if they did is there something I can buy to regulate them again or herbs I can take ?
Asked On : Wed, 21 Apr 2010
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for writing your query.

Symptoms you have are not related to root canal treatment,sinus problem is another.

In sinusitis you may have headache,facial tenderness,pressure or pain in the sinus,fever,discoloured drainage,cough and sore throat etc...

So i would suggest you consult an oral surgeon and your physician and get the thorough check up done to rule out the cause and take a symptomatic treatment.

Hope this will be helpful.

Take care.

Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Tue, 7 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello Keith,
Thanks for posting your query.

The root canal treated tooth may be re-infected causing sinus infection.
I would advice you to get clinical as well as radiological examination done.
If the infection is severe,tooth has to be extracted.
If the tooth can be saved,re-rct can be done.
Apply hot packs.
Avoid intake of too hot/cold fluids.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Please do visit your dentist and get further treatment done.
Take complete course of antibiotics after consulting with your dentist.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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  User's Response
Root canals once properly done have no issues what so ever with any other part of the body even with the adjacent teeth. Sinus infection is altogether seperate diseases, also having no connection with RCT

Also, your feeling of Off Balancing / Heart pounding and High Blood Pressure ABSOLUTELY HAVE NO KIND OF CONNECTIONS WITH RCT.

Seek opinion from PHYSICIANS regarding the same. these problem may be more attributable to other systemic reasons or may because of stress or anxiety
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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  Anonymous's Response

If you are having pain in the tooth, then it is quite possible for that to cause such symptoms. Any pain does it and toothache is one such culprit. Antibiotics can cause such side effects in certain individuals. However as also a preventive point of view, then I do suggest you to get an ECG done to rule out any heart disease as such.

Answered: Fri, 30 Apr 2010
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