- Feb 1, 2020
- norwich, norfolk, uk
Hello, it's me again, sorry. As previously mentioned, I have Prostate Cancer and following my recent first molar extraction (3rd March), had dry socket and antibiotics to treat that on 11th March (five day course of Metronidazole), which finished on 16th. March. The next day, the 17th, I had a bone scan for my cancer, which thankfully came back as 'all clear' today. While this is very good news, they also found on the scan that I have a 'dental sepsis', which I think means the socket is still infected? In fact, having looked it up, it does seem to be rather dangerous to have such a thing! I do still have pain around the socket area, though it does seem to be calming down and healing. I just wanted to ask any dentist, if you think I should mention this to the local emergency dentist (the only one available to me now!), or, as it's almost impossible to see anyone now, should I just let it go? Having read up a bit more, I do not (at this moment) have any of the other symptoms of sepsis mentioned, I do also have type 2 diabetes, as I see this is mentioned as a risk factor for it as well.