I have been having pain on one of my upper molars for the last few months. When the pain was unbearable, I decided to visit the dentist. He said the second upper molar on the right hand side needs a root canal therapy. I agreed and he referred me to a root canal specialist. A couple of weeks after the treatment, the pain persisted. The performed an Apicoectomy; he cleaned the tooth out and scraped the bone, but the pain had remained. I went back to the dentist after a week and he advised me to see an to have the tooth pulled.
It's been five days since the extraction and I still have throbbing pain from the extraction site. I now have a fever. I developed a sinus infection three days ago. The dentist told me that the bacteria and infection from the may have reached my sinuses. He put me on a course of antibiotics. How long will the antibiotic take to stop the infection, and the pain thereby? I can't seem to get and handle an until the pain is taken care of. Any information would be highly appreciated!