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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 Chapman
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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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How can I get a correct the diagnosis of sinus infection or dental problem and what specialists do I need to talk to?

How can I get a correct the diagnosis of sinus infection or dental problem and what specialists do I need to talk to?

See a dentist : A "dental sinus" usually results from a chronic infection in long-lasting necrotic dental pulp (a dead tooth). Dental treatment (e.g. root canal) is the only successful treatment for a "dental sinus". Call a dentist today. ...Read more

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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 was prescribed cleocin 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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Could wisdom teeth surgery have damaged my sinus? I had a sinus infection for six months afterwards and reoccurring problems ever since.

Could wisdom teeth surgery have damaged my sinus? I had a sinus infection for six months afterwards and reoccurring problems ever since.

Sinus infection: A sinus infection follow a tooth extraction is certainly possible but not as likely with a third molar extraction due to the location of the tooth and proximity to the maxillary sinus. A ct scan could help determine is this is the case but the treatment for the infection would probably follow the same course either way. A ct scan and referral to an ENT would be recommended. ...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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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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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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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

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Dr. Ki-Hon 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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more