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Discoloured tooth extract and swelling gin the gum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, i visited the dentist yesterday as I have developed sinusitas and I have a very bad black lose front tooth, however, on consultation, this tooth is ok for now, however, i have some slight tooth infection and some gum disease. I had thorough full examination and established my lymph node was slightly swollen and painful below one of my jaw bones. I had no work done but am due back monday for xrays on all other teeth and then set a plan of action. My sinusitas has made me feel unwell, however, I am so scared that i will get blood poisoining from these teeth? could this happen before Monday. My brother died of blood poisining and it scares me to death. Please help me. should I go right now to have these 2 teeth extracted as thats the way I feel and have no problem with that at all. I feel like flu like symptoms but I am on amoxicillin anyway for the chronis sinusitas.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   can you advise me
Doctor :   give me min please, i am going thru your query
User :   ok, thank you.
User :   i have been performing full oral care all day today and brushing after drinking etc
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   the dentist did not xray all the other teeth, as he said i had been through enough, as i dont like dentists at all and have not been for some time. he did however, thoroughly check them all and jaw bone etc and I am sure he would not have let me go if he felt any tooth was desparetly dangerous etc. I am 49 and had 3 children and normally really fit and healthy and dont smoke
User :   female! sorry you would have worked that out by now
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   no, not at all, apart from I had flu 8 weeks ago, then 2 weeks later developed sinusitas but only just diagnosed as thought it was sore throat at first.
User :   had no surgery and no other illnesses at all and only on amoxycillin, no other tablets
Doctor :   and are you on any medications at this moment ?
User :   amoxycillin and paracetamol or ibufuren when needed
User :   I am not in pain just general feeling of unwell and cant breath out of nose at night time as per sinusitas symptoms
Doctor :   amoxycillin when you started ?
Doctor :   and how long are you prescribed ?
User :   this is day 3 on amoxycillin. prescribed 14 days
Doctor :   ok now lets come to your concerns
Doctor :   to begin with you are having a infection
Doctor :   and you have been given the right medications
Doctor :   dont worry you will NOT get blood poisoning
User :   thank god for that.
Doctor :   just make sure you take the complete course
Doctor :   thats crucial and not miss
Doctor :   amox is a great drug and will take care of your infection
User :   I know and I take at 8am, 12 noon and 4pm on the dot. will it take care of any tooth infection too? I had my first nights good sleep last night for 2 weeks; so tired too.
User :   when should it start working properly?
Doctor :   yes its called as blanket therapy and it will take care of all the infection
Doctor :   it will be working to its full efficacy in 4-5 days
Doctor :   and you will be completely cured
User :   then I should have the teeth out I presume 2? can he take themn out whilst I am on these tablets. my lymph node is probably fighting both infections then?
Doctor :   yes the extraction can go ahead
Doctor :   since your dentist is physically examining you , therefore he will be in a better position to decide that
User :   its only 1 lymph node. I should not drink alcohol at all should I on these tablets? I dont drink much.
Doctor :   alcohol is a big NO NO
Doctor :   as long as you on the antibiotics
User :   is it my lymph node that is making me feel unwell and tired some days, in additiion to the sinusitis?
Doctor :   ddont worry thats why you are on the antibiotics
Doctor :   it will take time and you will be fine
User :   if I am tired then I should sleep I presume and not keep trying to do things
Doctor :   yes rest is good
Doctor :   you should not exert your self
User :   thank you, so much. thats what I done wrong after recovering from the flu, I went straight a swum 69 lengths in an hour, then it all returned with sinusitas etc
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and rest
Doctor :   have a good one
Doctor :   bye bye
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