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Have swollen maxillary sinus. Had root canal. After removing the tooth experiencing pain and headache. Suggest

I am a 36 year old male went to a ent and had cat scans done rt maxillary sinus was almost swollen shut. He told me to go see a dentist that it was a tooth. I saw 2 dentist and an oral surgeon the y all focused in on a tooth i had a root canal on . The oral surgeon recomended pulling it . the tooth never bothered me I asked if it could be my wisdom tooth since i still have them he said no. so i let him pull it. after that i still had the same symptoms pressure on th rt side of my face, headaches, funny feeling on the right side of my upper throat above my toungue. ent did more cat scans found object turned out to be piece of dental tool in me . ent did a procedure and said he removed it i did not see the piece . I stopped going to them both for lack of trust. they both told me this will go away . now i have i think swollen lymphnodes on my rt side around my jaw they dont hurt but are swollen and the pressure and headaches are still there but now the funny feeling is further up and down my throat on my rt side . dont have much money and am starting to get very nervous about this never felt this wierd felling in throat before
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.
The pain and throat infection may be associated with impacted wisdom tooth which is erupting.
An OPG will help to rule out the cause of pain.
Chance of sinusitis has to be ruled out.
If impacted wisdom tooth is present,it has to be extracted or flap overlying tooth has to be removed.
Avoid anxiety and stressful conditions.
Also visit a physician and get a thorough check-up.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Extraction of tooth is sometimes a time taking and complicated surgery and often it ends with post extraction complications like fever , dizziness , nausea , vomiting ,headaches ,lymphadenopathy and sometimes dry socket.

Maintain a healthy diet ,drink lot of water and keep yourself hydrated if you experience any dizziness , you can start with health drinks rich with vitamin C .

Follow all the post extraction instructions given by your dentist and maintain good oral hygiene to prevent dry socket and fasten the healing.

Continue the course of antibiotic and analgesics prescribed to you for 5 to 7 days till the healing is completed.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Shubhajit Chakraborty's  Response
um a dentist(bds) and also mbbs( first dually qualified),so u can trust me ,not as dentist but as general physician ,may i know what was the ct scan report ,i think u hav done ct pns.on the report was it mentioned tht it was right sided hazyness (sinusitis is not generally mentioned ,should not also) do u have dns to the right side .during the procedure of rct some gp or broke file might enter into ur maxillary sinus due most negligible act of ur dentis tht might evoke sinusitis..but that should go away the removal of the irritant during surgical procedure.
but in ur case still problem is being persisted so better go for further investigation some time allergy can cause same kind of symptom and it remains for long..better ur check plasma igE Level.
u can also start with montelukast + levocetrizine combination for 10 days and see the symptoms is going away or not.i think it will
Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that surgical extraction of tooth is not a simple extraction , it is somewhat complicated surgical procedure and there are many post extraction effects like pain , swelling , prolonged numbness , fever , malaise .

Headaches is due to the use of antibiotics and analgesic prescribed to you .
swollen lymph nodes can be because of tooth infection.

A complete extraction wound healing takes about 3 months but pain go off completely in 3-5 days . There could be a chance of some broken root piece or a dry socket to rule out this you need to visit to your Dentist and take an x-ray .

Take complete rest start with amoxiclav 625 twice , tab zerodol twice also take multivitamin and antaacid tab rabeprozole 20 mg all this for 5 days .

Take lukewarm saline gargles , antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Infection has the place of priority. A good antibiotic - preferably one that will cover the anaerobes also - will be needed.
If the lymph node does not regress by then, it should be biopsied...

Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs like ibuprofen reduce pain & inflammation
Gabapentin and/or antidepressants are helpful - they raise the pain threshold, irrespective of the cause

You have not stated your personal habits, family history or co-morbidities...they could have an influence on the diagnosis and outcome...Diabetic?

Discuss with your doctor...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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