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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What can cause sinus problems? What is it? How can we cure it? Make it better?

Sinusitis? Hum.: Are you certain it is sinusitis? Belly pain is not sinusitis.
If you nose remains plugged up, you can use humming, lots of green tea with lemon and honey, and warm compresses over your nose and below your eyes.
Ask your doctor about using the Grossan Hydro Pulse to clear your nose and sinuses. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinus problems cause extreme hoarseness?

Can chronic sinus problems cause extreme hoarseness?

No: Although chronic sinusitis can cause many symptoms in the airway, severe hoarseness is not usually one of them. When I have patients with severe hoarseness I am concerned about reflux and about vocal abuse and poor vocal technique far more than I'm concerned about sinus problems. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan cause sinus problems

No: Sinus problems are not a typical side effect of benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause swelling above eyebrow? Thank you very much

Can sinus problems cause swelling above eyebrow? Thank you very much

Decongestant: You do have a sinus cavity in that area that might cause the swelling. Try a decongestant to see if it gets better. If not, then see your physician to make sure you don't have an infection that would need antibiotics, or that the swelling is from another cause. ...Read more

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If my sinus problems where indeed caused by allergies, would anti-histamines definitely have some effect on it?

If my sinus problems where indeed caused by allergies, would anti-histamines definitely have some effect on it?

Sinus infection: It is common to get sinus infections if one has allergies that are not controlled. There are other causes of sinus infections as well.
If recurrent sinus infections are secondary to allergies than controlling allergies with antihistamines or other medications is needed. ...Read more