Over the past 6-8 months I have had dental work done. Unfortunately, I am having this work done after not seeing a dentist in about 10 years.
I have had everything from a cleaning, 2 crowns (from cracked teeth due to grinding) a cavity and a root canal.
Here is my concern: Every time I got to the dentist, whether it be later that day, or a day or 2 later, I end up feeling ill.
Here are some of my symptoms (please note, these don't necessarily occur ALL after each visit):
Sore Jaw (that one is pretty obvious)
Swollen Glands on Cheek
Anyway, I am assuming that this isn't coincidental, as it only happens after I have dental work. I am wondering if it is possible for bacteria to get into my gums to my blood stream causing me to feel sick post dental work?
For instance, today I had my second visit after my root canal. She was did a mold for a temporary crown (and who knows what else she was doing), took off my other temporary crown and put a new one back on. She was definately scraping around the gum area and using some kind of grinding tool. Now (now, 9 hours later, I just don't feel well. Almost the feeling you get when you are coming down with a cold).
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated!