symptoms: ear ache, stuffy nose with bleeding, headache
Symptoms: ear ache. Stuffy nose with bleeding. Headache. Dr says sinus infection. Dentist says I need root canal. Not sensitive to hot or cold food/drinks.
Hi Midge, So sorry you are not feeling well. It's really impossible to say without more information but those symptoms sound more like a sinus infection. But, it is possible to have both a sinus infection and a tooth infection that needs a root canal. I hope that's not the case.
Can your dentist see sings of an abscess on an Xray or in your mouth?
Without tooth symptoms or evidence of an abscess, a root canal seems like an unusual recommendation...unless I'm missing something.
I wonder if you can wait to see if things improve with antibiotics and time? Some dentists recommend a round of antibiotics before a root canal anyway.
Just some food for thought....hope you feel better and get an accurate diagnosis soon:)
Thanks for writing,