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Old 01-29-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Health issues following a dental infection

Aloha, My wife had a root canal done 3 years ago. What follows is the short version of what happened. It got infected. She was never brought back to the dentist to drain the infection. Shortly after she started having numerous physical issues. She was given low grade antibiotics by her doctor for a year who told her the root canal isn't what's bothering her. She eventually had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics. The following year she started to go blind in her left eye, same side as the root canal infection. She also started to go deaf on the left side. Neither her optomologist or hearing specialist could explain why. Her optomologist did several laser eye surgeries to release the pressure that was close to leaving her permanently blind and the Hearing specialist said its not common for her hearing loss to hurt her like it does. We then found out she had Old Granulnomous of the liver. We understand this is probably from the infection. Her gallbladder then stopped functioning and had to be removed. We also found out she has a stenosis of the Carotid artery. Along with that a polyp or something in her cavernous sinus that her ENT gave antibiotics for but has come back and looks larger. During this second year and after half a dozen MRI's Catscans and a MRA her Dentist found the infection in her skull, it had eaten a hole through her bone. THis was removed as well. While we hoped all these surgeries would fix her and we could move on sadly she is still having issues. She has had debilitating siezures and seems to be getting worse. After this infection was removed she did a MRA for her Nuerologist and it showed something in her Cavernous sinus. Throughout all these MRI's and Catscans this polyp/tumor has grown and decreased constantly. From what I've read the carotid artery runs through her cavernous sinus, Is this the source of her stenosis and possibly siezures? Who can help us? Attached is an image from the MRA showing the polyp in her Sinus. My wife was in excellent health before this and nobody in her family have ever had health issues like this. If anyone has any helpful advice or solutions it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time...
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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Aloha, My wife had a root canal done 3 years ago. What follows is the short version of what happened. It got infected. She was never brought back to the dentist to drain the infection. Shortly after she started having numerous physical issues. She was given low grade antibiotics by her doctor for a year who told her the root canal isn't what's bothering her. She eventually had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics. The following year she started to go blind in her left eye, same side as the root canal infection. She also started to go deaf on the left side. Neither her optomologist or hearing specialist could explain why. Her optomologist did several laser eye surgeries to release the pressure that was close to leaving her permanently blind and the Hearing specialist said its not common for her hearing loss to hurt her like it does. We then found out she had Old Granulnomous of the liver. We understand this is probably from the infection. Her gallbladder then stopped functioning and had to be removed. We also found out she has a stenosis of the Carotid artery. Along with that a polyp or something in her cavernous sinus that her ENT gave antibiotics for but has come back and looks larger. During this second year and after half a dozen MRI's Catscans and a MRA her Dentist found the infection in her skull, it had eaten a hole through her bone. THis was removed as well. While we hoped all these surgeries would fix her and we could move on sadly she is still having issues. She has had debilitating siezures and seems to be getting worse. After this infection was removed she did a MRA for her Nuerologist and it showed something in her Cavernous sinus. Throughout all these MRI's and Catscans this polyp/tumor has grown and decreased constantly. From what I've read the carotid artery runs through her cavernous sinus, Is this the source of her stenosis and possibly siezures? Who can help us? Attached is an image from the MRA showing the polyp in her Sinus. My wife was in excellent health before this and nobody in her family have ever had health issues like this. If anyone has any helpful advice or solutions it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time...
Did you find the help you were looking for? I had a root canal years ago and also got an infection years later.
I was diagnosed with brain lesion 3 years ago that can also be caused by infection and experience all of the symptoms that your wife has a dentist decided to open the tooth that i had a root canal and found a horrible infection (that could very well been there since the beginning ) after retreating the root canal i felt much better. The infection returned as I started to feel the same symptoms again.
My dentist thinks that will be best to remove the tooth this time. Perhaps your wife could explore that option with her dentist . I hope she will find the answers and healing.

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: Health issues following a dental infection

Sorry mistake old thread.

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #4
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Hi, could you please let me know if you are still on the site and what the conditions are. I pray that your wife is much better by now.
A person close to me lost her eye sight on BOTH eyes and I remember that her tooth was infected for quite some time. NO doctor could find anything and she also developed a polyp on her tongue, amongst other things. Reading your post makes me wonder if there is a correlation.
Could you please tell me if there was an infection of the vitreous??!!
Thanks so much.

 
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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Hi, could you please let me know if you are still on the site and what the conditions are. I pray that your wife is much better by now.
A person close to me lost her eye sight on BOTH eyes and I remember that her tooth was infected for quite some time. NO doctor could find anything and she also developed a polyp on her tongue, amongst other things. Reading your post makes me wonder if there is a correlation.
Could you please tell me if there was an infection of the vitreous??!!
Thanks so much.

 
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