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Can A Bad Tooth Cause Sinus Problems
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have sinus problems and now my 4 front teeth are numb. Some of the teeth are possibly abscessed. What should I do?
Treatment: Get treatment asap from your dentist. This can even be very dangerous. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
As above: Could be, if it is bothersome see u md for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
It is well documented that many migraines that feel like sinus headaches are not being caused by sinus problems. How do you differentiate?
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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