A 32-year-old female asked:
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dentist said sinus is very congested /inflamed from the x-ray be did. how can he tell? i do have a stuffed nose

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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Congested sinus: What kind of x-ray did he take? Routine dental x-rays do not show if sinus is congested/inflamed or not. Other types of imaging such as CAT scan and MRI will show that, but not indicated for normal colds and congestion. Perhaps he was basing his conclusions on your symptoms and not the x-rays.
Answered on Nov 16, 2017
Dr. Jacobus (Dr. Cobus) Van Niekerk
Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine
Sinus close to teeth: Your Maxillary sinuses are right above your teeth roots. This can cause tooth pain. Sometimes you need to treat the sinuses in stead of the teeth as teeth may not be the problem. Hope this helps
Answered on Apr 14, 2020
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Congestion: A sinus is an opening in the bone, a hole. Siinuses appear dark/black on x-rays. If sinuses fill with fluid/mucous they will appear grey on x-ray. If congestion does not clear within a week check in with your primary care Physician.
Answered on Nov 19, 2017
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