It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Ear, Nose & Throat Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-06-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 75
mrmusicman79 HB User
Severe Sore Throat with Tooth Problems

I'm not sure if these two problems are related, or in which forum this message belongs, so I'm going to post this in two forums and hopefully get some advice.
My problem began about two weeks ago, when I started having some discomfort in my upper right teeth. They started getting sensitive to hot and cold, and when it got bad enough I finally saw my dentist. He could find nothing wrong with the teeth I perceived to be aching, but suspected "referred pain" from a bad wisdom tooth at the back. I also have a cavity near that same wisdom tooth which I haven't had filled yet (three years after it was found). I'm scared of such procedures which is why I've kept putting them off. Anyway, he prescribed an antibiotic which he claimed would cure the infection, though he recommended I have the bad wisdom tooth out ASAP. I started taking the antibiotic on Thursday (a 10-day prescription), but by Sunday the pain was even worse. The pain seems to move back and forth and even jumps to the lower teeth, though it always stays on the right side of my face. It's worth noting that the worst of it seems to be when I'm lying down - during the day, the pain usually recedes to more tolerable levels. But I can't afford to be deprived of sleep! I'm considering making a follow-up appointment with the dentist but I want to get some advice here first.
The problem has since become even more complicated and far more painful. Within two days of starting the antibiotic for my tooth, I started to get a sore throat on the LEFT side. By Sunday it was so severe that swallowing is pure torture, causing tremendous pain to travel all the way up my ear canal. I have had such sore throats before when getting a cold, but by now I usually have other symptoms of a cold as well, which I currently do not.
It's important to note a history of problems with my left ear. For a couple years now, I've had problems with that eustachian tube, causing me to hear my own breathing etc, dizziness, popping, and on rare occasions a severe distortion of sound (music sounds off-key, even nauseating) This ear hasn't bothered me for some time, but has been quite bad in the 2-3 weeks leading up to this climax of problems.
I can only hope that somebody here will be able to offer me advice. I can get to a dentist easily enough, but I can't get to my GP for at least 3 weeks (that's Canadian health care for you). I don't think I can stand another 3 weeks of this. I'm in complete agony, unable to eat or sleep much, and I basically just don't feel like doing anything at all. I just can't take much more. I don't know if the two problems or related or not, or what kind of medical professional I should be seeking help from.
In the meantime, I sincerely hope somebody here may have some insight.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-11-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Perth West Australia
Posts: 59
Lindaelizabeth HB User
Re: Severe Sore Throat with Tooth Problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrmusicman79 View Post
I'm not sure if these two problems are related, or in which forum this message belongs, so I'm going to post this in two forums and hopefully get some advice.
My problem began about two weeks ago, when I started having some discomfort in my upper right teeth. They started getting sensitive to hot and cold, and when it got bad enough I finally saw my dentist. He could find nothing wrong with the teeth I perceived to be aching, but suspected "referred pain" from a bad wisdom tooth at the back. I also have a cavity near that same wisdom tooth which I haven't had filled yet (three years after it was found). I'm scared of such procedures which is why I've kept putting them off. Anyway, he prescribed an antibiotic which he claimed would cure the infection, though he recommended I have the bad wisdom tooth out ASAP. I started taking the antibiotic on Thursday (a 10-day prescription), but by Sunday the pain was even worse. The pain seems to move back and forth and even jumps to the lower teeth, though it always stays on the right side of my face. It's worth noting that the worst of it seems to be when I'm lying down - during the day, the pain usually recedes to more tolerable levels. But I can't afford to be deprived of sleep! I'm considering making a follow-up appointment with the dentist but I want to get some advice here first.
The problem has since become even more complicated and far more painful. Within two days of starting the antibiotic for my tooth, I started to get a sore throat on the LEFT side. By Sunday it was so severe that swallowing is pure torture, causing tremendous pain to travel all the way up my ear canal. I have had such sore throats before when getting a cold, but by now I usually have other symptoms of a cold as well, which I currently do not.
It's important to note a history of problems with my left ear. For a couple years now, I've had problems with that eustachian tube, causing me to hear my own breathing etc, dizziness, popping, and on rare occasions a severe distortion of sound (music sounds off-key, even nauseating) This ear hasn't bothered me for some time, but has been quite bad in the 2-3 weeks leading up to this climax of problems.
I can only hope that somebody here will be able to offer me advice. I can get to a dentist easily enough, but I can't get to my GP for at least 3 weeks (that's Canadian health care for you). I don't think I can stand another 3 weeks of this. I'm in complete agony, unable to eat or sleep much, and I basically just don't feel like doing anything at all. I just can't take much more. I don't know if the two problems or related or not, or what kind of medical , professional I should be seeking help from.
In the meantime, I sincerely hope somebody here may have some insight.
Wow you poor thing you need to get to an ENT specialist, sounds like you may have severe infective sinusitis, its painful too painful to explain, i get it it some times. I have had 3 bad doses in 4 years and that was and is enough. I find ice packs are the only real thing that have helped me with the pain as it all gets numb, plus abs and pain killers. also the infection goes into the back of the thoat as well. So its all related. Get urgent help quick.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Sore throat with TMJ? yeahzach3 TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 5 09-21-2011 09:02 PM
Severe Sore Throat with Tooth Problems mrmusicman79 Dental Health 4 10-11-2009 05:48 PM
Sore Gum & Jaw ( Wisdom Tooth? ) Wind_Dancer Dental Health 2 12-01-2008 03:55 PM
Severe sore throat yesman23 General Health 3 03-27-2008 10:21 AM
Severe breathing related problems - getting worse NoxTrag General Health 2 10-30-2005 05:36 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:55 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!