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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Slight swelling of upper jaw under eye sinus infection and tooth abcess taking Clindmaycin it's not very big been like that since last night?

Slight swelling of upper jaw under eye sinus infection and tooth abcess taking Clindmaycin it's not very big been like that since last night?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics don't cure dental infections. They limit spread of infection and/or reduce severity. To "cure" a dental infection the diseased tooth material must be eliminated (root canal or extraction). Call your Dentist. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause tooth infection? Or other way around? Been having headaches and sinus probs. Noticed a tooth abscess while brushing tonight

Can sinus infection cause tooth infection? Or other way around? Been having headaches and sinus probs. Noticed a tooth abscess while brushing tonight

No: Sinus problems can cause tooth soreness, due to root end proximity. Usually more than one tooth is sore on percussion. But they will not cause a tooth abscess. ...Read more

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Can a doctor diagnosed an abscessed tooth or sinusitis. Scared of the dentist and I've known my dr for 10+years so it will be easier to get in there?

Can a doctor diagnosed an abscessed tooth or sinusitis. Scared of the dentist and I've known my dr for 10+years so it will be easier to get in there?

The type of x-rays: That doctors order do not zero in on a tooth with the detail that dental x-rays do. Even if your doctor were to correctly diagnose an abscessed tooth- antibiotics &pain meds alone are not a definitive treatment. This would require dental intervention. Sorry - dentists &physicians are not usually interchangable. Please work on your fear of dentists as it sounds like you need one now. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection (very bad smell) from a tooth extraction (13 days ago). Is it safe to do a sinus drainage, if so what is the best way to do so?

I have a sinus infection (very bad smell) from a tooth extraction (13 days ago). Is it safe to do a sinus drainage, if so what is the best way to do so?

Oral Surgeon: Get to the Oral Surgeon to properly diagnose the problem and initiate proper treatment. If you have an oral-antral fistula then it is paramount that you get there ASAP. These are serious and require expert treatment and management to resolve. Good Luck. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Sinus infection from possible infected tooth what meds should I be on?

Antibiotics: And you should see a dentist to have he tooth treated or removed other wise the infection will continue or get worse. ...Read more

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I've had a recurring sinus infection, coupled with severe tooth pain. Do I possibly need a root canal?

I've had a recurring sinus infection, coupled with severe tooth pain. Do I possibly need a root canal?

Maybe...: It sounds like there is an infection that is tooth related. If this is the case and your tooth can be saved, a root canal may be your answer. There are too many issues to resolve without a professional evaluation. See your dentist asap and get well ;-). ...Read more

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I had upper right second molar pulled do to infection 3weeks ago sinus infection ever sense socket still deep and open could it be do to tooth infecti?

I had upper right second molar pulled do to infection 3weeks ago sinus infection ever sense socket still deep and open could it be do to tooth infecti?

Tooth\Sinus Infect: Infections can spread. A tooth infection can spread to sinus & this might have happened even prior to the extraction of the tooth. There is no way to know for sure. The sinus infections might have been brewing without your knowledge. What's important is that you receive the proper antibiotic coverage and have your dentist evaluate for oral-antral communication. Discuss also with ENT specialist\GP. ...Read more

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My last upper natural tooth had pain of sinus infection which is much better. Can I go ahead with its planned extraction I wear partial upper dentures?

My last upper natural tooth had pain of sinus infection which is much better. Can I go ahead with its planned extraction I wear partial upper dentures?

Dental disease: The sinus infection may well have been due to an apical abscess of the tooth, or tooth pain may be reflected from sinus infection to the tooth root. If you have partial dentures the fit may be altered by tooth removal, but only the dentist seeing you can determine that. Go and discuss that with your dentist before proceeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a possible sinus infection for over 2 weeks. With OTC treatment made better, have ear and lower tooth pain now. Severe for a day? Related?

Yes: Go to doctor for evaluation and treatment. When your teeth and ears start hurting those can be a sign of worsening sinus infection not just a cold. ...Read more

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How do you tell if pain is from a sinus infection or from a bad tooth?

How do you tell if pain is from a sinus infection or from a bad tooth?

Dentist: If you think you may have a bad tooth, see your dentist. He or she can tell you if the pain is from a tooth or likely from a sinus infection. ...Read more

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How rare or common is a sinus infection due to a tooth problem?

How rare or common is a sinus infection due to a tooth problem?

Uncommon: The teeth are usually separated from the sinus by bone and a membrane. It is unusual for a tooth infection to spread through both of those barriers, though not impossible. A tooth infection can, however, feel as if it is going into the sinus because the nerves can be closely connected. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection 2 weeks ago & it was severe I had a ball on the bottom right tooth & my tooth ached 2 but it has ben gone since. Could I die?

I had a sinus infection 2 weeks ago & it was severe I had a ball on the bottom right tooth & my tooth ached 2 but it has ben gone since. Could I die?

See your dentist: And maybe your ent. You are not likely to die, but if you have a rotten tooth causing the sinus infection or jaw abscess it won't get better till the offending tooth is removed. ...Read more

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Is it common to have tooth pain after sinus infection?

Is it common to have tooth pain after sinus infection?

Yes: Sinus infections often cause pain in the teeth, especially the upper teeth on the side of the innfection. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to have a sinus infection from having a top back tooth removed?

Would it be possible to have a sinus infection from having a top back tooth removed?

Reverse: Usually the sinus infection was created by the upper back tooth being infected. After the tooth is removed, the sinus has to heal. ...Read more

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I now have a sinus infection after having my lower right wisdom tooth extracted a few weeks ago. Is this a complication?

I now have a sinus infection after having my lower right wisdom tooth extracted a few weeks ago. Is this a complication?

Not related: The maxillary sinus sits right above the roots of maxillary molars and premolars and is not related to lower teeth. See your PCP if concerned. ...Read more

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Gum pain where tooth was extracted years ago and seems like it's only happens when I have a cold or sinus infection why?

Gum pain where tooth was extracted years ago and seems like it's only happens when I have a cold or sinus infection why?

Referred pain: People who get sinus infections often have pain referred to upper teeth or adjacent areas of the mouth. This is not uncommon. Branches of the same nerve may transmit pain and the exact origin of the pain cannot always be interpreted exactly by our brains. ...Read more

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I had a severe sinus infection and it goes in and out... I had like a ball on thge right side of my face lower bottom tooth. It hurts. Wat is this?

I had a severe sinus infection and it goes in and out... I had like a ball on thge right side of my face lower bottom tooth. It hurts. Wat is this?

Dental abscess: If the swelling is on one of the lower teeth (along the lower jaw line) you don't have a sinus infection, but you are probably developing a dental abscess. Either way you will need antibiotics. If it is dental in origin, the offending tooth will have to be pulled. Get seen quickly to prevent a severe abscess which may require surgery to drain. See a doctor or dentist asap. ...Read more

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I am on Amox clav 875mg and prednisone for sinus infection and/or tooth infection. When will I start to feel better? I'm on 3rd day.

2 calls: 1. Antibiotic will not cure infected tooth, only control spread of infection. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment, even if you start to feel better. If tooth infected symptoms will return after antibiotic finished.
2. Call Physician to report progress. Referral to ENT may be advisable.
Some things can't be fixed with just a pill. ...Read more

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Could one get a sinus infection from having a top back tooth removed?

Could one get a sinus infection from having a top back tooth removed?

Could be: Top back teeth have their roots very close to sinus. Some roots might already in the sinus. When dentist remove top back teeth, there is a chance that the sinus is involved or penetrated. In that case the oral cavity is communicated with sinus via the extraction socket and bacterial can get inside sinus and cause infection. However, this can be corrected by different manners. ...Read more

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I was prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 150mg 4x daily for a tooth infection. I have developed a sinus infection severe cough and vag disch. Is this common?

Comorbid condition: Sinus infection can be caused or aggravated by an infection of an upper tooth. Very often, roots of the top back teeth lie very close to the sinuses. See your doctor for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a tooth ache and sinus infection make anxiety / panic worse? I've had panic attacks / agoraphobic for the last 5 months. With a bit of depersonalization. I've been seeing a psychotherapist just for 1 session so far. I'm just curious if these underlyin

Can a tooth ache and sinus infection make anxiety / panic worse? I've had panic attacks / agoraphobic for the last 5 months. With a bit of depersonalization. I've been seeing a psychotherapist just for 1 session so far. I'm just curious if these underlyin

Not likely: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include heart palpitations, nausea, tingling, insomnia, dry mouth, speech impairment, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment option ...Read more

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The right side of my head is in pain. Under my eyes, my jaw my ear and it feels like I have a tooth ache. Is this likely to be a sinus infection?

The right side of my head is in pain. Under my eyes, my jaw my ear and it feels like I have a tooth ache. Is this likely to be a sinus infection?

Probably: Assuming you are otherwise healthy, the answer is probably, especially if you have had a recent cold, and/or plane travel. Call your doc. Rx may include something to open nasal passages, something to thin out mucus, something to kill germs. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection as a result of bad wisdom tooth removal job lead to brain infection? Is there barrier between the sinus and one's brain?

Can sinus infection as a result of bad wisdom tooth removal job lead to brain infection? Is there barrier between the sinus and one's brain?

Unlikely: If your upper wisdom teeth were removed, there is a possibility of communication with the floor of your maxillary sinuses. These will extend up to the lower portion of your eye socket. To get to your brain, it must then extend to your ethmoid sinuses or sphenoid sinuses. As such, extension to your brain is unlikely. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth infection bone/fracutre cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth infection bone/fracutre cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

No: Bad sinus disease if left untreated can cause intracranial infection or even brain abcess. The infection erodes through the bone and covering of the brain. This can cause meningitis, but not necessarily spine infection. ...Read more

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Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?

Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth removal job/ fracture cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth removal job/ fracture cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Yes: If you develop a sinus infection that become blood borne, the infection may spread to bone. There can also be spread to the intervertebral disc. Although the occurrence is rare, it is possible are is recorded. ...Read more

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I have a really bad abscessed tooth (can the infection spread to my bone and my face?

Yes: This needs to be seen by a dentist asap. Not only can it spread to bone and soft tissues adjacent to the involved teeth, but it can also spread to the brain and potentially into the blood stream and create heart valve infection. Get this taken care of, and wish you well. ...Read more

Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more