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is there a possible relation between a chronic dental infection and sinusitis?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely: Absolutely there is a relation... Unfortunately these are tough to clear. Bottom line: the sinus infection will not clear until and unless the dental infection is clear. You may require surgey on the maxillary sinus to help clear the infection.
Answered on Jan 13, 2012
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly: If the tooth in question is a posterior maxillary (upper) tooth that has roots that are in close proximity to the floor of the sinus then there might be a relationship.
Answered on Aug 19, 2012
Dr. Arman Dayan
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: If the infection is draining into the sinus or is close to the sinus then it is very likely. Treat the dental infection immediately!
Answered on Dec 10, 2012

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