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Can a bad tooth cause sinus problems?

Can a bad tooth cause sinus problems?

Yes: If an upper molar has an infected nerve, it can drain into the sinus. Have a dentist xray the area you suspect the sinus is infected. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

Pseudo-Sinusitis: Also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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Will broken top teeth that's down to gum cause sinus problems?

Will broken top teeth that's down to gum cause sinus problems?

Possibly: If the teeth are broken down that much, they are probably non-vital. The root tips, if communicating with the sinus, can carry oral bacteria into the sinus causing inflammation and/or infection. The teeth sound as if they are hopeless. You really need to see a dentist to have them extracted. ...Read more

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I have sinus problems, my teeth hurt. What should I do?

I have sinus problems, my teeth hurt. What should I do?

See a doc!: It sounds like you may have a sinus infection, if taking an allergy medication does not improve your symptoms. Sinus infections may be viral or bacterial. Over-treatment with antibiotics should be avoided, but are definitely helpful if symptoms have lasted over 5 days, or symptoms are severe. See a doc or try Healthtap Prime for immediate virtual medical consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are sinus problems related to teeth pain?

Are sinus problems related to teeth pain?

Maybe: Inflammation of the cheek sinuses (sinusitis of the "maxillary sinuses") can be perceived as pain in the teeth of the upper jaw; the term is referred pain. That pain will resolve with successful treatment of the sinusitis. ...Read more

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Is Neti Pot effective at treating sinus problems that contribute to teeth pain?

Is Neti Pot effective at treating sinus problems that contribute to teeth pain?

Possibly: If inflammation and fluid in the sinuses are the cause of the tooth pain, then anything which relieves these will help with the tooth pain. If the netipot treatment seems to help, then, yes. If not, then see your md. ...Read more

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Can teeth extractions and new dentures create allergy or sinus problems?

Can teeth extractions and new dentures create allergy or sinus problems?

Definitely, yes: Having an allergic response to dental materials is a common cause of intractable pain, chronic fatigue, chronic sinusitis and headaches. Clear plastic partial dentures with plastic teeth are preferable to pink. ...Read more

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When I jump or go up and down the stairs my teeth hurt, what does this mean? I don't have any sinus problems.

Sinus: Spring and fall in the farming community I live your symptoms are not uncommon. Some of my patients also have no other sinus symptoms they are aware, yet allergy medication or decongestants relieve this symptom. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Possible? Yes.: Your complaints and symptoms are worrisome. Lest one speculate on all the issues at hand and causes for your symptoms, I would recommend you see your pcp and then have an appropriate work up, testing, referral to ent, neurology and others that may be appropriate and then see what comes out. I would not delay in getting your symptoms addressed. Best to you! ...Read more

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Has yellowish blister under one side of tongue also has ear and chest ache. Could his sinuses cause this. Has had really bad sinus problems for years?

Has yellowish blister under one side of tongue also has ear and chest ache. Could his sinuses cause this. Has had really bad sinus problems for years?

Possibly: It could be a stained from sinus drainage, or part of allergy response.
Either drink water and juice and take allergy and sinus medication.
Drink a hot green tea with lemon and honey.
If you start showing any sign of bacterial infection, see your physician for possible antibiotics ...Read more

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If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders?  I have no insurance?

If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders?  I have no insurance?

Yes, it is possible: A large enough oral infection that is left untreated or even a smaller infection in an immune compromised person can lead to complications that could cause death. Untreated oral infections, such as periodontal disease, have also been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

Allergies or virus: "sinus" problems in children are often the result of viral upper respiratory infections. If there are persistent positive findings of chronic sinusitis, then allergies, structural anomalies and immune disorders need to be ruled out. This is accomplished by pediatric ENT specialist. If the child is robust and has no other problems, then is likely a minor issue. ...Read more

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I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

Indirectly, perhaps: If diabetic's blood sugars are not well controlled, the excess glucose may allow bacteria/viruses to thrive more easily in the sinuses. Keep sugar under control; flush nasal passages/sinuses with saline spray to wash out germs (neti pot works well, too; just remember to use boiled or distilled water). Wash hands frequently, especially if around others with infections. ...Read more

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Can chronic headaches be caused by sinus problems?

Can chronic headaches be caused by sinus problems?

Yes: Chronic sinusitis is not usually associated with pain, but sinonasal congestion or polyps are usually associated with mid-facial or frontal headaches. ...Read more

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Is it possible that pressure in head be caused by sinus problems?

Is it possible that pressure in head be caused by sinus problems?

Sometimes: There are many reasons you can feel pressure in the head.

Rhinitis and sinusitis can cause pressure, but most often not. You may want to see a doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Yes: Infections of the sinuses can even cause blindness. Any vision changes with the finding of vision changes need immediate treatment. Oral antibiotics are sometimes effective with decongestants but surgical intervention is indicated in more severe cases. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause excessive salivation?

Can sinus problems cause excessive salivation?

Yes: Yes it can. If you take the right treatment you will end up with a dry mouth. ...Read more

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Being a person with chronic sinus problems, is la a bad place to move?

Being a person with chronic sinus problems, is la a bad place to move?

Triggers?: It depends on what your triggers are for your allergies/sinus problems. If they environmental things like smog, la may not be a good choice. If cold, dry weather is your nemesis, la would be a great choice. Not enough people find out what causes their symptoms and use avoidance. Talk with allergist or ENT about identifying what sets you off - if it's your dog and he is moving to la with you -oops! ...Read more

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Can sinus problems be caused by a deviated septum?

Can sinus problems be caused by a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Depends: Sinusitis can cause pain, which is a neurological symptom. In rare cases, advanced serious sinus infections can cause ocular symptoms like double vision, impaired eye motion; and intracranial problems like meningitis or a brain abscess. These are some of the neurological problems associated with sinusitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the mercury in fillings can cause sinus problems?

Is it possible that the mercury in fillings can cause sinus problems?

No: Sinus disease is the result of the impairment of normal drainage and airflow through the sinuses. The drainage openings can get obstructed by viral infection, allergy, septal deviation, nasal polyps, tumors, barotrauma among others. Mercury fillings play no role in acute or chronic sinus disease. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a nut allergy cause painful sinus problems that aren't instantaneous?

Could it happen such that a nut allergy cause painful sinus problems that aren't instantaneous?

Nut allergy: Usually they cause hives and difficulty breathing and the effects are immediate. Sinus problems can be from pollen and other environmental elements, see an allergist, get tested and know your triggers. ...Read more

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My nose has been broke and it is crooked and causes me sinus problems what is the procedure to correct this?

My nose has been broke and it is crooked and causes me sinus problems what is the procedure to correct this?

Septorhinoplasty: You need a thorough evaluation which may include a physical exam, nasal endoscopy and possibly even a ct scan of the sinuses. Should the problem seem to be from a structural issue (as opposed to allergies) surgery may help. It would involve making incisions inside and possibly outside (though well hidden) of the nose and possibly removing and re-breaking some nasal bones. ...Read more

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I have sinus problems and my breath smells really bad it's unbearable. What can I use to make the smell go away?

I have sinus problems and my breath smells really bad it's unbearable. What can I use to make the smell go away?

Resolve issues: Consult with your physician or an ENT as to what should be done to resolve your sinus issues and your halitosis should abate. ...Read more

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It is well documented that many migraines that feel like sinus headaches are not being caused by sinus problems. How do you differentiate?

It is well documented that many migraines that feel like sinus headaches are not being caused by sinus problems. How do you differentiate?

Headaches: Sinus headaches are often accompanied by stuffiness, postnasal drip and ear pressure. The two types of headaches are also relieved by different types of medications. ...Read more

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I have bad sinus problems daily. Is it ok to take allergy medicine every day? Or is that harmful? Is there anything else that could help? Thanks!

I have bad sinus problems daily. Is it ok to take allergy medicine every day? Or is that harmful? Is there anything else that could help? Thanks!

Chronic sinusitis: Is a common condition. This condition interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up and causes difficulty breathing. If you have had sinusitis a number of times, and the condition fails to respond to the allergy medicine it is time to see the ENT for possible surgical exploration. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause labored breathing?

Can sinus problems cause labored breathing?

Sinus prob: Not usually. You need to discuss labored breathing with your physician as this is not normal. ...Read more

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Can a fractured nose cause later sinus problems?

Can a fractured nose cause later sinus problems?

Yes: Yes, a fractured nose can result in a fractured septum which can obstruct sinus drainage resulting in a sinus problem. ...Read more