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Actually, infections rarely spread from dental procedures. The more likely you are to get the needed root tips extracted because they are bothering you, the sooner that you will heal up the area of concern. Honestly, I'd have NO concern about infection spreading!!!
Can you get in to your Dentist of choice this week? It would be helpful for things to heal up for you...
I'm sorry you are having the problems you mentioned above.
What I'm specifically perhaps NOT yet conveying properly, is that Dental extraction of root tips and most other Dental procedures, in themselves, do not tend to cause infections. I'm not suggesting you do not already have infection, merely that the sooner you can get the needed work done the infection can & should leave more expeditiously. But the Dental extraction of root tips - will not further cause complication and further infection.
The question of your teeth having infection around them is not in question. And, I'm sorry it is so cumbersome and bothersome to you. I understand.
On the other hand, to get the roots/problems extracted should be the very BEST thing you can do to get back quickly on the road to feeling better again!
Extraction of root tips? Not hard at all. If your Dentist isn't right out of Dental School or anything, they should come out relatively quick. And NO, not going to kill anything, except possibly the infection. You'll be fine...
Well I'd NOT suggest aspirin. Perhaps alternating between Ibuprofen and tylenol though instead.
Another antibiotic would not be imperative, but would be fine, contingent on what the realities are of "will" your Dentist prescribe another Zithromax, or other antibiotics for you. The Big DEAL in my mind is to get the most likely cause of the problem (roots) extracted. I personally, think your Dentist should be able to do them, but if you prefer an Oral Surgeon, he or she would obviously also be able to expeditiously get them removed.
And then; day by day the swelling/infection and everything bad which you are now experiencing should subside!!!
I'm in Utah. Sorry. But many countless Dentists are in Norther Virginia! ( - :
You are very welcome!
Can I say this in closing. I've been doing this for over 30 years. Many countless number of worried sick patients. NONE have ever had any real problem, and things have always worked out! Just have your Dentist explain things - tell he or she you need such to be calm.
YOU WILL DO FINE!!!
You are crackin' me up now!
Best Wishes to you!
Oh, please do rate my answer, OK?
For all future Dental needs, try to keep "in the know" on the PATIENT type of Dentists, not in a hurry and who explain...
You'll likely be happiest with them!
And to you for your kindness. Good night...!