Need Advice - Xray Included

Mar 3, 2015
Hi, I really need some advice.

I have had a sore throat on the right side (Dry and sore when I swallow and open my mouth wide.) and swollen node under my jaw on the right side of my head for 7-8 months. I have been to a number of doctors and ended up at the dentist. Had a root canal on the 1st Molar which was a mess. However, the problems with my throat and node have not resolved.

The dentist is adamant now that it is caused by my wisdom tooth near the molar that was root canalled. He thinks that there is evidence of bone loss and infection next to the wisdom tooth in the xray. I really need a second opinion on this before I spend thousands of dollars that I can't afford on a potentially unnecessary surgery. I would really appreciate it if someone could verify what he is saying. Also if you see any other problems that might be causing my symptoms please point them out.

The problem area is on the left side of the xray (right side of my head).

Thanks in advance, I really appreciate any insight you can offer.


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