Could an infected tooth be the cause of my troubles?
I have been feeling unwell for about the last 7 years or so. I have horrible allergies, and symptoms of Candida. Recently I posted about silver fillings, because I was told some of mine were falling apart and needed replacing. About 2 weeks ago I had the first 2 replaced (with resin fillings) plus I had a front tooth filled that my previous dentist about 5 years ago said was a receding gum line, but this new dentist said it was tooth decay.
Anyway, a day after the fillings, I got a chest cold. I NEVER get chest colds, just head colds and sinus infections. But I had just recently been on an airplane, and we know how germy they can be so I didn't think much of it. Three days later,I went on vacation, (another plane ride) and it morphed into bronchitis. Since I didn't want to ruin my vacation, I broke down and got antibiotics, despite my Candidia. After a few days on them, I was feeling very good, better than I have in a while. And then I noticed my tongue. The thick, furry white patches have disappeared! I have been on anitbiotics many times for sinus infections and have NEVER seen this happen. My tongue looks healthier than it has in years. I can't believe it.
So now I am wondering if I had an infected tooth/teeth all this time. Maybe some bacteria got in my chest while he was drilling? I know the plane rides might have caused my bronchitis, but I travel quite a bit, and it seems to me that the dentist appointment has something to do with all this. I still have 6 other silver fillings, so I can't imagine that it is the filling removal that has caused this. Can removing only 2 out of 8 silver fillings bring such dramatic results? I get my next 2 fillings replaced next Friday.