I had a which was patched up with a filling a year ago. Last month I began to notice that this tooth is acting up again. It has been aching and my gum has been constantly sore and tender. My dentist did an X-ray but he could not find anything from the result. He asked me to give it a few days more until it manifests into something more.
I went to another dentist who put me on antibiotics because I had a sinus infection at that time. He also performed another but just like the first one, the result seemed fine. I noticed that my felt relieved while I am on antibiotics. Does this mean I have a gum infection? What can I do now? What are the consequences if I'll ask the dentist to remove the filling and drill away the tooth to check for infection?