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Can chronic sinusitis cause severe upper molar pain?

Can chronic sinusitis cause severe upper molar pain?

Yes: The last three or four teeth in the upper jaw have roots that are in close relationship to the floor of the maxillary sinuses. It is not uncommon for patients with chronic sinusitis to have pain radiate into the maxillary teeth. Likewise, patients with dental problems in the maxillary teeth that lie in close contact with the floor of the sinus can refer pain to the sinuses. ...Read more

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Molar Tooth (Definition)

The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more


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Can chronic sinusitis cause cancer?

Can chronic sinusitis cause cancer?

Possible, but : Cancer of sinuses usually not attributed due to chronic sinusitis, however highter incidence is seen in wood workers ( japan) and metal worker who develops sinusitis due to dust inhalation, higher incidence of cancer especially sqamous cell cancer is seen more often. ...Read more

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Why does chronic sinusitis cause a stiff neck?

Why does chronic sinusitis cause a stiff neck?

Not sure: No direct correlation i can think of. Maybe the sinus condition is forcing you to sleep in an awkward position? ...Read more

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Is there an effective/permanent way to dissipate bad breath caused by chronic sinusitis?

Nasal wash: Try a nasal wash product. It is a bottle that you fill with purified water and a salt/baking soda packet. You then stand over the sink, place the bottle in your nose, and gently spray the bottle. It will clear out bacteria , mucus, and debris from the nasal and lower sinuses. Have you been tested for allergies? Sometimes allergies can mask as chronic sinusitis. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic sinusitis to cause chronic conjunctivitis?

Is it possible for chronic sinusitis to cause chronic conjunctivitis?

It's possible: The sinuses are connected to the eyes and ears, so it's not uncommon for them to be affected in chronic sinusitis. An eye md (ophthalmologist) can tell you exactly what the issues are causing the redness and rx appropriate therapy, but it's important to get your sinusitis under control as well. Nasal saline irrigation as well as nasal sprays can help. ...Read more

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Does chronic sinusitis cause polyps?

Does chronic sinusitis cause polyps?

It can: This is a chicken/egg question. Not everyone who has chronic sinusitis develops polyps. Most everyone who has polyps has chronic sinusitis. They are very closely associated with each other. ...Read more

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Does untreated chronic sinusitis cause sinus cancer?

No: But untreated chronic sinusitis can make you feel miserable. It can give you chronic runny nose,reduced smell and pressure like pain. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

Terrific question: In general, auto-immune diseases are not commonly associated with sinusitis. On the other hand, it is possible that sinusitis itself can be an autoimmune disease. If an auto-immune disease is associated with some immunological deficiency, then any cavity in the body may be susceptible to infection. ...Read more

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If I have chronic sinusitis should I just treat it with meds from dr. or should I get allergy test first to find the cause? My Dr wants meds first.

If I have chronic sinusitis should I just treat it with meds from dr. or should I get allergy test first to find the cause? My Dr wants meds first.

Both: 26 year old female diagnosed with chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis can occur for multiple different reasons - allergies being one of them. If your physician believes you need antibiotics, follow that recommendation and finish the abx. However, an allergy evaluation should be completed in anyone with chronic or recurrent sinusitis as environmental allergies can contribute to this disease. ...Read more

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Chronic Sinusitis (Definition)

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