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How do I know if i'm having sinus pain or teeth pain?

How do I know if i'm having sinus pain or teeth pain?

Tooth tenderness: Upper teeth pain can sometimes be caused by a problem in the maxillary sinus - but if the tooth hurts when you tap it, or if there is pain in the mouth with hot or cold liquids, it's probably a tooth problem. Your dentist can help you determine if it's your teeth. Sometimes an xray of your sinuses is needed to identify if it is a sinus problem. ...Read more

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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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Taking estradiol post hysterectomy x1 month. Could a side affect be jaw/teeth/ sinus pain? No teeth or sinus issues, per doctor and dentist.

Taking estradiol post hysterectomy x1 month. Could a side affect be jaw/teeth/ sinus pain? No teeth or sinus issues, per doctor and dentist.

Referred pain: Difficult to be sure to blame it on Estradiol may or may not be true, It may be referred pain from another source that needs investigations to exclude any other problem ...Read more

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Sinus pain & upper teeth. Have been on 2 rounds of antibiotics. Doc wants CT scan, he thinks Nasal Polyp? Never suffered from this. How NP treated?

Sinus pain & upper teeth. Have been on 2 rounds of antibiotics. Doc wants CT scan, he thinks Nasal Polyp? Never suffered from this.  How NP treated?

See dentist: I suspect that you may be grinding or clenching your teeth especially during your sleep. Consult a dentist first before a CT scan. ...Read more

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Sinus pain, senitivity in teeth. right side of month(teeth and jaw pain) and nausea only lasting one day? I feel fine now a day later What could it be

Sinusitis: If you have sinusitis, the mucosal lining of the sinus gets inflammed, & swollen.The nerves to the upper teeth, run close to the lining of the sinus.The pressure of swollen lining on the nerves, can give you pain in the upper teeth.Sort of a dull annoying pain. Once the sinusitis is resolved, the lining of the sinus returns to normal & release of pressure leads to relief of pain in the teeth. ...Read more

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Cold became sinus infect. Teeth pain&hdache;mucinex&antib.5 days; but each nite joint pain (like flu) but no temp. Flu symp recur often for me. Why?

Cold became sinus infect. Teeth pain&hdache;mucinex&antib.5 days; but each nite joint pain (like flu) but no temp. Flu symp recur often for me. Why?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons why you could have had more illness this past year. Some may be related to pure chance, while other reasons may be related to an increase to exposure to certain infections. If you are concerned that there could be an underlying deficiency in your immune system, consulting with your doctor would be beneficial for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be done for sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

What can be done for sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Upper teeth?: Might be related. If your upper molars are sensitive and you have sinus pain, you could have a sinus infection. Antibiotics. You could also have a "heavy bite" on these upper molars radiating to your sinus. Have a dentist equilibrate your bite. If it doesn't get better, see an ENT md (sinus) or a dentist (teeth). ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between cavity, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

How can you tell the difference between cavity, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Pain-tooth/sinus: Inital symptoms for cavities, sensitive teeth and sinus pain can be similar. Sensitivity to drinking cold or hot beverages, or eating certain solids can isolate the problem to the mouth. Discoloration of a tooth with pain/numbness and sensitivity not responding to soft brushing and toothpase for sensitive teeth leans toward a cavity. Cold/congestion over 1 week with fever may suggest sinus issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sinus pain and pressure that it also affects the back teeth?

Is it possible to have sinus pain and pressure that it also affects the back teeth?

Yes: If you have a sinus infection it can make your teeth fell as if they need root canals. You need to have teeth checked to make sure there is no problem though. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause teeth pain while flying?

Can sinus infection cause teeth pain while flying?

Yes: If you know you have a sinus infection and are planning to fly, both an antibiotic and decongestant would be advisible. Due to pressure changes, even with those medications, the is still a possibility of pain in upper teeth, especially the molars. ...Read more

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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more


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