Monday, January 17, 2005 AD Why Is There No Communication Between Dentists and M.D.s? I just got off the phone with my dentist, and he agrees that the nasty malady with which I have been suffering for the better part of a week is probably the result of a dental issue. Every time this crown has come loose, I have gotten a terrible sinus infection. The first time it happened, several years ago, it took months to figure out what the deal was, because I didn't realize the crown was loose. I didn't have the cold-like symptoms I've got now, just an excruciating, unrelenting, weeks-long headache. I was seeing all kinds of medical specialists and getting all kinds of scans and tests for eye problems and tumors and who knows what all, when all I really needed was to go to the dentist. Why did no one think of that? Now the dentist has decided, after about 10 years and thousands of dollars of fighting with this crown, that the tooth is irredeemable -- that it's cracked and has to come out and be replaced with an implant. But how can anyone be sure that the implant won't continue to cause problems with that sinus? Is there some sort of specialist I can try that really knows both of the medical and dental angles?
EDIT: Heh...five minutes later I look up the implant specialist my dentist referred me to, and it turns out he's an M.D. as well as a D.D.S. Cool. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 1/17/2005 10:08:00 AM
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