Thank you for taking my question.
My daughter had a toothache in August, a few days before her routine dental cleaning. She told the dentist and he looked
it over and said it was fine. The next evening she was in
extreme pain in her neck and jaw, it escalated so we took her
to the ER. The ER doctor said possible TMJ, contact dentist. And
he put her on vicodin for the pain. The dentist was called and
said go to a TMJ specialist. TMJ specialists wouldn't see her for 3-4 weeks so we took her to a chiropractor instead for pain
relief. It helped a bit. The next few weeks she had difficulty
breathing. We took her to the doctor and was prescribed Advair.(she is already using Albuterol for her exercise-induced athsma.
A few weeks later she passed out twice. So we brought her in again and the doctor found an abscess in her mouth and the tooth
that hurt her in August was a bit grey. We went right to the dentist and he said the nerve was dead, she needed a root canal.
Her jaw pain is almost gone but she is still extremely fatigued,and has shortness of breath even when doing stairs. She had bloodwork done and her c-reactive protein is elevated. She had an EKG and it showed left atrium enlarged. We are waiting to
get in to see the cardiologist. Could this tooth abscess have damaged her heart? Could she also have Osteomyelitis? Who checks for this? Thank you.