I got into my car crying as I left my oral surgeon's office. I needed to get away so I just drove. I turned left instead of right and I ended up at the Peace Arch boarder crossing. I didn't have my passport so I parked my car and sat under the Arch and cried. I need to have both my root canals extracted and my oral surgeon can not believe how I do not suffer from chronic sinus infections. I can't remember all he said, but I think he said something like "it looks like you have a silent abscess or the paste they used for the root canal is pressing on/or in your sinus cavity. The xrays show a lot of fluid build up...a breeding ground for bacteria..." I wish I brought my daughter with me for a 2nd pair of ears.
I have been complaining about my upper molar since I had a root canal back in April or May 2008. My dentist always said I have no new infection, so she just filed down my crown. Eachtime I complained about my root canal, she just filed down my crown. I guess I got used to the pain and 'sucked it up" as it was deemed to be "all in my head".
Anyways, within one month of my root canal, I got my first RA symptom of swollen painful feet. Of corse this too was "all in my head" as I searched for a 2nd, 3rd and finally a 4th opinion.
I am just soooo angry. I asked my oral surgeon if this is the trigger/cause of my RA. He said he doesn't know , but he says my immune system must be "taking a beating".