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Health issues and infection

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Posted by: FFoxxii  (7 years ago)
Five years ago, I developed an abscess in my gums around my first molar in the bottom right side. It subsided after a few days until it was finally gone. Since that time, I began to have a constant swollen feeling in my face, clogged sinus passage way, headaches, tiredness, and occasional fever. I have never been to the dentist yet because of lack of insurance.

Do you think that I still have an infection even though the abscess was already gone? Are my symptoms associated to it? The tooth where the abscess used to be does not hurt at all. Any comments or suggestion? Has anyone else had similar experiences? Any input would be appreciated.
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Posted by: ghnane  (7 years ago)
Hello. Usually when people develop abscesses dentists prescribe antibiotics to help your body fight the infection. In your case it is possible to still have an ongoing infection that has become chronic and your body is still fighting it. Sometimes after an infection the tooth nerve dies and as soon as the nerve is gone you will not be able to feel pain in that tooth. I would visit the dentist and have them take a x-ray to evaluate your situation.
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Five years ago, I developed an abscess in my gums around my first molar in the bottom right side. It subsided after a few days until it was finally gone. Since that time, I began to have a constant swollen feeling in my face, clogged sinus passage way, headaches, tiredness, and occasional fever. I have never been to the dentist yet because of lack of insurance.

Do you think that I still have an infection even though the abscess was already gone? Are my symptoms associated to it? The tooth where the abscess used to be does not hurt at all. Any comments or suggestion? Has anyone else had similar experiences? Any input would be appreciated.


People went to the dentist for at least 2000 years before dental insurance, and you can, too.

You can have an abscess and infection with no symptoms at all.

Nobody on this forum can diagnose your problem without an x-ray. Go to a dnetist and get the area x-rayed and your problem diagnosed. You don't want to end up in the hospital with an infection.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 7 years ago
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