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

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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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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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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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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I have pain around my left lower wisdom tooth for a week now I have frequent sinus issues and wonder if safe to use Neti Pot in case of tooth infection?

I have pain around my left lower wisdom tooth for a week now I have frequent sinus issues and wonder if safe to use Neti Pot in case of tooth infection?

Two different areas: Sinuses have nothing to do with what sounds like a problem with a lower wisdom tooth. So use your neti pot if you find it helpful, but see your dentist or an oral surgeon for evaluation of your wisdom teeth. ...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'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 noticed frequent sinus infections and headaches since wisdom tooth removal. Is that related?

I have noticed frequent sinus infections and headaches since wisdom tooth removal. Is that related?

Check with the Dr.: Some wisdom teeth extractions involve the sinuses so there could be some connection. Depending on how hard the teeth were to remove, you might be having some TMJ soreness from the pulling and pressure on the joint between the lower jaw and upper jaw. I would talk to whoever took out the tooth. Nsaids like Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen may relieve most of the pain and headaches. ...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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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?

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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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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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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Would I know if I had a brain infection from tooth infec I took augmentin for teeth n now jaw hurts again worried brain infec or sinus infex?

Would I know if I had a brain infection from tooth infec I took augmentin for teeth n now jaw hurts again worried brain infec or sinus infex?

Brain Infection: Brain infections from rotten teeth are extremely rare and I doubt you would have the wherewithal to be on the internet asking questions if you had a systemic infection that made it to your brain. So no, you don't appear to have a brain infection. But please see a dentist before your tooth infection spreads resulting in a major health risk and possible hospitalization. ...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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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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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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Frequent sinus infections/headaches since wisdom tooth removal. Could that be related?

Frequent sinus infections/headaches since wisdom tooth removal. Could that be related?

Could be: If you never had these issues before, if the upper wisdom teeth were removed, there may be a relationship...Ask your dentist and then see an ear/nose/throat specialist. ...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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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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What are the chances of a 28 year old getting tooth discoloration from doxycycline? Taking it for 10 days for sinus and throat infection. 100mg bid

What are the chances of a 28 year old getting tooth discoloration from doxycycline? Taking it for 10 days for sinus and throat infection. 100mg bid

You're safe: Any of the tetracyclines, which includes doxycycline need to be taken when the teeth are developing in order to discolor the teeth. Don't worry, your teeth will not discolor. ...Read more

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On/off head ear and neck pain for about a week. Pain in face and down back. No fever. Does this sound like sinus, wisdom tooth, ear/brain infection?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care.
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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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Pain in ear and right side of jaw, tooth sensitivity after sinus infection. Went to doctor and they prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). It is not helping.?

Return to doctor: Possible referred pain from a tooth in lower arch, the lower arch has a branch of the trigeminal nerve that goes up the side of the jaw in front of the ear. Return to dentist to be revaluated. ...Read more

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Could a sinus infection be the cause of teeth pain?

Could a sinus infection be the cause of teeth pain?

Yes, but: Infected sinus could cause top back teeth to become symptomatic. Put your head between your legs, if pain gets worse may be sinus problem. Could be both at same time. Go to your dentist for exam with x-rays and also see your physician to evaluate sinuses. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause pain in your teeth?

Yes: Your upper molars and sometimes the bicuspids stick up into the sinus. If there is a sinus infection those teeth can hurt. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause teeth pain while flying?

Can sinus infection cause teeth pain while flying?

Yes: Yes. Make sure that you have the sinus condition under control before flying. Take along antibiotics, decongestants and pain medication just in case. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause mouth and teeth pains?

Yes: Due to the proximity of your sinus to your top back teeth, you may experience some tooth pain with a sinus infection. If your pain does not resolve with your infection you should see a dentist to be sure. Best of luck ...Read more

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I currently have a sinus infection and my upper teeth really hurt more so on my left than right- is this all sinus related?

Most Likely: The roots of upper back teeth are very close to the sinus floor, which often shapes itself around them. So when the sinus floor is irritated, as in a sinus infection, the teeth become sore and sensitive, too. They may even be achy, like yours. The difference in pain left vs. Right could be due to many reasons. Ultimately, you need to cure the sinus infection to stop the tooth pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if sensitivity in multiple teeth on upper left side is due to my currrent sinus infection or something else?

How can I tell if sensitivity in multiple teeth on upper left side is due to my currrent sinus infection or something else?

See ENT: Did you go to the ENT or dentist, or is this self diagnosed? Have the ENT rule out sinus involvement, which is usually bilateral for all maxillary teeth, but it can be unilateral. Have the dentist examine your recent FMS to rule out any dental involvement. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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