Stubborn sinus infection with a compromised tooth
Before having my implant, my dentist suggested that I might need a sinus lift. My dental surgeon said it would not be necessary(he is quite excellent by the way).
I had the procedure done, it went perfectly--astonishingly professional, quick, and problem-free.
Cut to the crown 3 months later: I had the crown/tooth inserted, everything looked great, but I have had one sinus infection after another ever since. 3 rounds of antibiotics plus cortisone spray this round.
At one point, I even went to my dentist thinking I had a root canal problem, my upper right tooth was that painful (2 behind the implant tooth).
The x-ray did not scream root canal, and the implant looked fine as well--no infection/inflammation present.
My question is: Nothing went wrong with the implant. Only when the crown was inserted. Can I rule out the implant as the cause of my sinus problems since they only began after the crown, not the implant procedure itself??
I am slowly losing my mind. Could this simply be a stubborn sinus infection with a compromised tooth causing pain in the region of the upper right implant? The compromised tooth (big filling) is the one that actually causes pain, 2 behind the implant tooth. Meanwhile, my "sinus infection" continues...whatever the cause.
Thanks for any assistance you can give.