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Is it normal to have a lot jaw pain with sinus infection?

Is it normal to have a lot jaw pain with sinus infection?

No: No. Could be dental related pain or TMJ. Start with DDS for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 have a sinus infection (viral, I think) and I am on antibotics. I have shooting teeth and jaw pain at random times. What can I do to relieve this pain?

I have a sinus infection (viral, I think) and I am on antibotics. I have shooting teeth and jaw pain at random times. What can I do to relieve this pain?

MD first, then DDS: Viral sinus infections will not be helped with antibiotics. But it might help reduce some swelling associated with the infection. I'd recommend considering consulting with your physician about some sinus drying agents like pseudophed which can also help reduce some of the inflammation which can send pain signals to the teeth. If that doesn't work, then time to see the dentist. ...Read more

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Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have maxillary sinusitis without any other symptoms other than horrible jaw pain and not have a tooth infection?

Is it possible to have maxillary sinusitis without any other symptoms other than horrible jaw pain and not have a tooth infection?

Very much so.: The scenario can be just as you describe. If you are a smoker it is more likely to happen. The most common is not to have a tooth infection. Antibiotics are usually required. See your doctor to be treated immediately. ...Read more

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I'm taking 500 mg of Levaquin once a day for 10 days to treat acute maxillary sinus infection. Is this a strong dosage and will it be effective?

Probably OK, but...: See my reply to your other infection. If this was prescribed by your doctor, take it as directed. But don't expect miracles: as I said before, most sinusitis doesn't need antibiotics and often they don't help very much. A nasal decongestant probably is equally or more important. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Levaquin 500 mg taken once a day for 10 days enough to treat my acute maxillary sinus infection? How many days will it take for me to feel better?

Is Levaquin 500 mg taken once a day for 10 days enough to treat my acute maxillary sinus infection? How many days will it take for me to feel better?

Sinus infection: Levaquin is a very potent antibiotic and should be able to treat a BACTERIAL sinusitis. However, most sinus infections are viral and will get better on their own. If you have a bacterial one it should work with a 10 day course. Have you been using a decongestant?? I might suggest pseudoephedrine 30 or 60 mg up to 4 times a day ...Read more

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I was wondering if a sinus infection can affect someone jaw tht has TMJ because the left side of my face has been really painful even when I touch it?

Where on Face?: It depends on where on your face the pain is located. It could be TMJ or sinus or a tooth infection. You should get your dentist to take a look. ...Read more

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I have a marble sized, somewhat hard lump under my left jaw line the side I have a sinus infection on it is painful only when touched. Not visible.?

I have a marble sized, somewhat hard lump under my left jaw line the side I have a sinus infection on it is painful only when touched. Not visible.?

Get checked: A submandibular lump is usually an infection from an unhealthy tooth. A sinus infection is typically the result of a toxin, pathogen, or allergen. Get checked and detoxified. ...Read more

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Had right side maxillary cyst removed 2013 all was fine until I started getting a constant runny/blocked nose and sinus infection after another?

Had right side maxillary cyst removed 2013 all was fine until I started getting a constant runny/blocked nose and sinus infection after another?

Sinusitis: Unfortunately, just because you had a maxillary sinus cyst removed does not stop you from having issues with allergies and/or recurrent sinusitis. You need to have a thorough allergy evaluation and should be sure that you are being given appropriate antibiotic and adjunctive therapy to help reduce or eliminate sinus infections. You should see an ENT/allergy doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Could jaw muscle pain be a sinus infection?

Could jaw muscle pain be a sinus infection?

Grinding: Jaw muscle pain is typically caused by clenching or grinding your teeth. Many of us do this and are not aware of it. The pain would be in the temples, back of your jaw, and in front of your ear.
The sinuses are located in the forehead, behind your cheekbones, between and around your eyes and sinus infection pain would be in these areas. ...Read more

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I had a maxillary cyst removed in August 2013 ever since then I've had blocked runny nose and sinus infection only on right side what do you think?

I had a maxillary cyst removed in August 2013 ever since then I've had blocked runny nose and sinus infection only on right side what do you think?

Where was cyst?: If the cyst was on the right side and you are still symptomatic, I would return to your surgeon and discuss the problem. Without seeing your nose and or a CAT scan of your sinuses, I can only suggest that your symptoms are consistent with chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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I had jaw surgery 7 wk ago. Postop complete dislocation of jaw, and chest & sinus infection. Now jaw very painful, swollen, 5cm opening & fatigued.

I had jaw surgery 7 wk ago. Postop complete dislocation of jaw, and chest & sinus infection. Now jaw very painful, swollen, 5cm opening & fatigued.

Joint placement: It sounds to me as though a splint was used to register the teeth for surgery. It may have made it such that the joints were not in the proper place (glenoid fossa), and when it was removed, the joint jumped into the fossa and created the open bite. Infection likely coincidental. I was not there, so this is only conjecture based on 30 year experience. ...Read more

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I have been on medication for a sinus infection (augmentin) finished 10 days but now I'm in severe pain in my jaw, simple and cheek bone area. Help!

I have been on medication for a sinus infection (augmentin) finished 10 days but now I'm in severe pain in my jaw, simple and cheek bone area. Help!

Toothache: Is the most common cause for orofacial pain. Sinus infection can cause a toothache — especially in the upper rear teeth, which are close to the sinuses. If you have a persistent jaw pain, first consult your dentist for an exam. The dentist needs to rule out dental causes for the pain, such as periodontal disease or dental abscesses/pulpitis. ...Read more

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I have a lump between my jaw and ear. I have been dealing with a sinus infection. Now I have pain behind my ear in the bone. Is this sinus related?

Lymph node: It is quite possible you have a swollen mandibular lymph node as the infection resolves so should its size and return to normal. If it doesn't see your physician. ...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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I currently have a sinus infection, I have noticed a hard lump between my jaw and ear. It is making the bone behind my ear hurt is this sinus related?

I currently have a sinus infection, I have noticed a hard lump between my jaw and ear. It is making the bone behind my ear hurt is this sinus related?

Very Likely: Painful bumps under the skin are commonly swollen lymph nodes. They become swollen when infection is nearby and in your case it is likely from the sinus infection. Give it time and the pain should calm down. You might consider taking some over the counter pain medications if it becomes too uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I've had sore glands, jaw pain, and ear pain for almost 2 weeks. Dr diagnosed as sinus/middle ear infection but z pack didn't help. What should I do?

I've had sore glands, jaw pain, and ear pain for almost 2 weeks. Dr diagnosed as sinus/middle ear infection but z pack didn't help. What should I do?

Try again: A middle ear infection should include decreased hearing. Pus in the nose running over the opening to the eustachian tube could cause ear pain. If it's mainly jaw pain it may be TMJ and not infection at all. See an ENT and get a good nasal exam. You may want to call your doctor first and see if he wants to try a second antibiotic. A z pak could miss some important bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?

Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?

Could Be: Actual swelling (that is look in the mirror and your face is puffy) from a sinusitis is not very common, but can occur in severe cases. Dental pain due to sinusitis is quite common and is usually focused in the upper back teeth. A bad tooth can mimic a sinusitis as well...or even cause sinusitis on rare occasions. Your dentist should be able to determine the source and treat/refer as needed. ...Read more

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Pain on left-side of face; cheeks, around the teeth down to lower jaw, head, ear. Had teeth checked. Could it be a sinus infection?

Pain on left-side of face; cheeks, around the teeth down to lower jaw, head, ear. Had teeth checked. Could it be a sinus infection?

Sinus vs. Teeth: If your dentist has ruled out dental causes for your symptoms, a sinus infection is quite possible. Of course, you need to have your physician examine you to be sure. ...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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My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw

My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw

Since: Since this is only a couple of days old, it be a viral infection. If symptoms get worse over the next few days, or if they do not improve by a week, then you may want to go to the doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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. Daniel Saurborn
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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