Hi, I hope someone can give me some advice.
About a week ago I started getting a toothache in my 2nd molar, upper right side. This particular tooth has had some problems (bad cavity, which was filled). Anyway, I went to the dentist and he said there was another cavity and he would fill it in a couple of weeks but there was a possibility it wouldn't work and the tooth would have to be extracted or i would need RCT. Particularly as I have a wisdom tooth beginning to poke through behind it and the dentist said extraction of the problem tooth would also help to avoid any problems with the wisdom tooth later on.
Anyway two days later, i began to feel a lot of pressure in my head. Like a sinus infection or when my TMJD is playing up, but slightly worse. My ears are completely blocked up and my whole head feels full and under pressure, like someone is pushing my head in. I'm also quite dizzy, particularly when standing up. I've also got a headache (not a severe one, but like a tension headache)
The thing is, I don't have any of the usual symptoms i get with a cold or sinusitis - my nose is a little stuffy but to be honest, it always is. I'm not sneezing or coughing, my nose isn't runny or anything like that - it's just this incredible pressure.
The toothache is still pretty much the same, hasn't really gotten any worse apart from the occasional few seconds of sharp throbbing - It's uncomfortable enough for me to have gone to the dentist but i'm certainly not in agony with it. It just feels a bit sensitive and throbbing. Doesn't hurt to bite or chew or anything. It's a little sensitive to hot and cold drinks, but it is nothing compared to the sensitivity i had with the first cavity. Put it this way, it's annoying but doesn't stop me from being able to eat or drink hot and cold things.
I'm wondering if this sinus pressure is being caused by the toothache? I know you can get sinus toothache but i'm assuming that isn't the case given what the dentist said when he looked at the tooth, so i'm wondering if it can work the other way too? Is the toothache causing the pressure in my sinuses and around my jaw?
I should also say, i'm currently taking anti-biotics for an acneiform rash (been taking them for nearly 2 months now..is it even possible to develop an infection when i'm taking those?)
It's the weekend now so i'm not going to be able to speak to my dentist until Monday - not sure what I should do?