Oral Health

Question
Posted by: LW | 2010/08/16

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Infection

Hi,
About 6 weeks ago my one tooth on the left side of my mouth started hurting, I went to the dentist and he took the silver filling out, said the tooth was a bit soft underneath it, and fixed it. A day or two later another tooth started, and every time with in a day to four days a tooth got sore, every time one with a silver filling. And one time my eyes, ears and throat had an infection because of the infections in my teeth. Now he''s fixed 8 teeth that had silver fillings in it and my mouth stay''s sore! The one that''s sore at the moment he worked on about two weeks ago, he said the infection was to bad to carry on and gave me antibiotics to clear it up, but it''s still hurting. The dentist can''t seem to give me a reason why this keeps happening. I also had him open up a tooth that had a root canal done two years ago, as it was also getting sore again. He said it was damp inside. Then my cheek started swelling from this tooth, and I was put on antibiotics again. The Dentist said that if it get''s sore again he''ll have to pull it as there''s nothing more he can do. This really upsets me as it''s toward the front of my mouth and I really don''t want to loose the tooth. But it''s still sensitive when I eat with it. I am so tired of my teeth I want to cry, I''ve been to the dentist once a week for the last six weeks, I''ve completed four courses of antibiotics, and I''m tired of taking meds. Please tell me what I should do!! Is there a bloodtest or something that can be done to see if I''ve got some kind of virus in me that''s causing all these problems or what?!
Any advise will be highly appreciated!!!
Kind regards,
L

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

sometimes infections are cvery hard to clear. Seek a second opinion - you may have no choice but to extract the tooth

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Posted by: dental expert | 2010/08/16

sometimes infections are cvery hard to clear. Seek a second opinion - you may have no choice but to extract the tooth

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