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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?

Xray: It is very difficult to tell which issue is causing the pain without an x-ray of the area. Your dentist will be able to tell you which is causing the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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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8 months of tinnitus, post nasal drip, sinus pain, grinding of teeth, anxiety and stress. Help!

8 months of tinnitus, post nasal drip, sinus pain, grinding of teeth, anxiety and stress. Help!

Numerous: Numerous possibilities including, but not limited to, infected sinus, infected upper back teeth, malocclusion, anxiety/depression, TMJ, etc. Possibly need both medical and dental services concurrently. See BOTH your Dentist and your Physician. Ask them to consult with each other. Specialty referrals may be in order. ...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.

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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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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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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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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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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How can you tell if pain is caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

How can you tell if pain is caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Pain : My first answer is get an exam and x-rays to determine if there is decay present causing the pain. Sinus pain will generally increase if you bend over while standing to pick something up off the floor. ...Read more

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Please describe to me the difference between tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Please describe to me the difference between tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Pain is pain: Tooth decay creates tooth sensitivity, sinus pain can simulate tooth pain because of the pressure placed on the main nerve that runs in the floor of the sinus cavity. Sinus pressure, creates sinus pain, which can often be mistaken for tooth pain. Tooth pain, in the upper arch, can be from sinus pressure, or from tooth decay. Your dentist can be a big help in trying to identify the source of pain. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between the pain caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Is there a difference between the pain caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

A bit tricky: These 3 causes of pain can be a bit tricky to sort out sometimes. If tapping on the suspected tooth increases pain, then it is probably the tooth. Sometimes a troubled tooth causes sinus problems. Sometimes the maxillary sinus (one under your cheek bone) problem causes enough pain to feel like it's in the upper teeth. So, it is best to see your doctor and/or dentist to help sort it out. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the pain caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

What is the difference between the pain caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Go see your dentist: You need to note whether it is sensitive to cold or hot and if it lingers for more than ten seconds. A small tooth decay usually is sensitive to cold but as the decay gets deeper the tooth can also be sensitive to hot and lingers for a while. Sinusitis can also cause toothache but usually it is hard to pinpoint to a tooth. Sometimes the whole back teeth are sensitive when you have sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause teeth pain in both upper & bottom of right side if face?

Can a sinus infection cause teeth pain in both upper & bottom of right side if face?

It's possible: There's only 2 layers of cells between your upper root tips and the inside of your maxillary sinus. If sinus inflamed, can feel like toothache. Can have referred pain to lower teeth, although less common. Sit dow, bend over and put you head between your knees. If pain increases it's sinus, see an ent. If pain doesn't change it's dental, see a dentist. ...Read more

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God does sinus pain ever get any better cuz my cheeks teeth neck and pretty much my whole face kills i'm on amox clav but not to better help?

God does sinus pain ever get any better cuz my cheeks teeth neck and pretty much my whole face kills i'm on amox  clav but not to better help?

MY be something else: If your only symptom is pain then it may not be an infection. I see many people with "sinus pain" who have headaches or migraines or jaw and teeth problems. If you can breathe easily through your nose and you have no yellow or greenish mucus it is possible you do not have a sinus infection and therefore antibiotics will not help you. You should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause pain in teeth, ears, and jaw?

Can sinus pressure cause pain in teeth, ears, and jaw?

Of course: A sinus infection can sometimes cause you to feel pain in your teeth, ears, and jaw. An upper toothache can often be the major symptom of sinus infection. See your PCP for evaluation, treatment or referral to an ENT. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article ...Read more