Last december I developed the familiar pain of tooth infection in my upper right back tooth. (I say familiar because I get on at least once a year, for the past 5) I went to the dentist and even though no infection was detected on the x-rays, he suggested a root canal. Before this could be done, I felt a popping sensation above the root line, followed by a draining sensation. The pressure from above the tooth root, was then under the cheek bone. It wasn't as painful as the tooth pressure, so I used the prescription for penecilin from the dentist and the pressure waned to the point that I didn't get the RC. However, I still have a dull ache on the right side, that't usually easy to ignore. Occasionally, sharp pain will shoot from my cheek either to my temple or down to the jawline. And most recently, I feel "off" and unable to focus on work. The whole thing reminds me of a staph infection.
Will antiboitics clear this up? It's not in the tooth area anymore, so is there a different type of doctor to see? Will having the tooth worked on drain an infection that far up? What's the best way to handle this?