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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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Dr. James Lin
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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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Is it possible that a gum infection can cause headache and a minor cold?

Is it possible that a gum infection can cause headache and a minor cold?

Not directly: Don't know what you mean by a minor cold. If you rephase the question with all your symptoms there might be a better way to answer, but the best thing you could do is to see a doctor and have this diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to develop chronic sinusitis problems after a root canal?

Is it uncommon to develop chronic sinusitis problems after a root canal?

RCT/sinusitis?: Yes it is uncommon but can and does happen. Should be evaluated by both an Endodontist and ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a sinus infection?

Is it possible to die from a sinus infection?

Unlikely, but not no: It would be very rare. Certain bacterial sinus infections can spread to the eye (and then to the brain) or from the sinus to the brain itself, which would be potentially life threatening. Some invasive fungal infections (typically only affecting people with severe immune compromise) can also be fatal. Most sinus infections are just hassles and not a risk to your life. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection or an ear infection cause neck pain, more specifically, the lymph nodes? Is this a normal occurrence?

Can a sinus infection or an ear infection cause neck pain, more specifically, the lymph nodes? Is this a normal occurrence?

Yes: Infections in the head, including ear infections, sinus infections, and tooth infections, can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes and pain from the inflammation. They usually take a few days to a few weeks to fully resolve. Please see your doctor if they are especially large and painful - or if your neck hurts when you bend it toward your chest. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a common cold causess a bladder infection?

Not usually: Common colds are not usually associated with bladder infection, but the two may occur simlutaneously and independetly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have GERD as a result of a heart problem or it is something completelly unrelated?

Is  it possible for someone to have GERD as a result of a heart problem or it is something completelly unrelated?

Unrelated: Heart problems usually do not lead to GERD. The two are separate entities. The only thing they share is the fact that their clinical symptoms (discomfort, pain) may be similar and hard to tell apart without additional testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a throat infection can cause a toothache?

Is it possible that a throat infection can cause a toothache?

Extremely unlikely: Personally, I have never seen this happen. If you have a toothache, you should see your dentist as soon as possible and not take the chance of attributing this to another non-dental cause. ...Read more

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Which is more likely to cause a delay in teeth growth: health problem or is it a symptom of a psychological issue?

Which is more likely to cause a delay in teeth growth: health problem or is it a symptom of a psychological issue?

Genetics: Genetics play a very large part in the eruption pattern and timing of the transition between primary and secondary teeth. Since there is a wide range in this timing, what you might consider delayed may well be within normal limits. Discuss this with your dentist or the child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it common to have an abscess after a splenectomy?

Is it common to have an abscess after a splenectomy?

Splenectomy complic.: Postop complications following splenectomy can occur. Most common complications include wound infections. Abscesses may form in the site of the splenectomy. Injury to the tail of the pancreas may also occur resulting in pancreatitis or pancreatic fistula. Postoperative abscess is much less common following laparoscopic splenectomy than an open procedure. ...Read more

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What commonly causes a sinus infection, and is it preventable?

Cause of sinus inf: For most people who get acute sinusitis it is caused by inflammation and thickening of the mucous membranes which block the very small openings of the sinuses and causes back of fluid, which is a great place for germs to grow. By far the most common causes are the ordinary cold and allergies. Regular sinus rinsing is probably the best preventive treatment. ...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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Can a tooth infection cause a cataract?

Can a tooth infection cause a cataract?

No: Infections on the face are common (for instance pimples and styes) with no effect on the interior of the eyes which are well protected from such things. Hopefully your dentist can help with your tooth infection but you needn't rush to the ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How common is it for a viral ear infection to cause hearing loss that becomes permident?

How common is it for a viral ear infection to cause hearing loss that becomes permident?

Depends: Viral infections are known primarily as problems for the inner ear or the middle ear. Viruses attack the middle ear more often than the inner ear . Most viral infections of this space do not have any long term effect on hearing. Inner ear viral infections are rare, but can occur at any age, including prenatally. These can and do result in permanent hearing loss. ...Read more

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Could an otoplasty cause complications like ear infections? Is it possible for an otoplasty to cause ear infections of any sort or is this strictly an external procedure? .

Could an otoplasty cause complications like ear infections? Is it possible for an otoplasty to cause ear infections of any sort or is this strictly an external procedure?

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The : The theoretic risk of an ear infection should only relate to the skin on the outside of the ear (cellulitis/abscess) or potentially the cartilage ( chondritis) from excessive cautery. Having said this , I have never seen this, and would be exceedingly rare owing to the rich blood supply around the ear and the aseptic conditions during the procedure. The surgery doesn't directly involve the external ear canal, middle ear, or inner ear. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a sinus infection without a fever?

Is it possible to have a sinus infection without a fever?

Sure: Most sinus infections don't cause fever. However, without fever, and if you aren't having severe pain, this may not be urgent; most likely it's just a cold probably you can safely wait until Monday and see a doctor or clinic then if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more