- Jul 29, 2021
Hi. A few years ago my top left 3rd molar started breaking and eventually completely fell out, leaving what felt like sharp fragments behind. It was infected, which I stupidly treated myself with diluted hydrogen peroxide rinses and Thieves (clove) oil. I saw a dentist in '18 and was to have those remaining roots removed, but never did get around to it. Around the same time, my bottom left 3rd molar had a chunk break off. It didn't hurt, and I didn't do anything about it. A couple months ago I noticed a huge cary in that bottom molar, and both the top roots and bottom tooth were aching at times, sometimes severely but briefly and intermittently. I had them extracted on July 9. Both upper and lower were infected. My left throat hurt when I swallowed for a while, which I read is normal. I've had other symptoms, too, like fullness/aching in my left ear, aching in my left neck, tinnitus which isn't new but has been worse in my left ear, mild aching in my left lower occiput, occasional dull frontal and left headaches and light-headedness, which are not new with my chronic allergies/sinuses. All of these have improved but remain. I still feel "something" around my left ear/throat, especially when I swallow. Is that normal? I'm 53.