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Can a bad tooth cause sinus problems?

Can a bad tooth cause sinus problems?

Yes: If an upper molar has an infected nerve, it can drain into the sinus. Have a dentist xray the area you suspect the sinus is infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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 sinus problems, my teeth hurt. What should I do?

I have sinus problems, my teeth hurt. What should I do?

See a doc!: It sounds like you may have a sinus infection, if taking an allergy medication does not improve your symptoms. Sinus infections may be viral or bacterial. Over-treatment with antibiotics should be avoided, but are definitely helpful if symptoms have lasted over 5 days, or symptoms are severe. See a doc or try Healthtap Prime for immediate virtual medical consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are sinus problems related to teeth pain?

Are sinus problems related to teeth pain?

Maybe: Inflammation of the cheek sinuses (sinusitis of the "maxillary sinuses") can be perceived as pain in the teeth of the upper jaw; the term is referred pain. That pain will resolve with successful treatment of the sinusitis. ...Read more

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Will broken top teeth that's down to gum cause sinus problems?

Will broken top teeth that's down to gum cause sinus problems?

Possibly: If the teeth are broken down that much, they are probably non-vital. The root tips, if communicating with the sinus, can carry oral bacteria into the sinus causing inflammation and/or infection. The teeth sound as if they are hopeless.. You really need to see a dentist to have them extracted. ...Read more

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What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

Pseudo-Sinusitis: also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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Is Neti Pot effective at treating sinus problems that contribute to teeth pain?

Is Neti Pot effective at treating sinus problems that contribute to teeth pain?

Possibly: If inflammation and fluid in the sinuses are the cause of the tooth pain, then anything which relieves these will help with the tooth pain. If the netipot treatment seems to help, then, yes. If not, then see your md. ...Read more

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When i jump or go up and down the stairs my teeth hurt, what does this mean? I don't have any sinus problems.

Sinus: Spring and fall in the farming community i live your symptoms are not uncommon. Some of my patients also have no other sinus symptoms they are aware, yet allergy medication or decongestants relieve this symptom. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Possible? Yes.: Your complaints and symptoms are worrisome. Lest one speculate on all the issues at hand and causes for your symptoms, i would recommend you see your pcp and then have an appropriate work up, testing, referral to ent, neurology and others that may be appropriate and then see what comes out. I would not delay in getting your symptoms addressed. Best to you! ...Read more

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Can teeth extractions and new dentures create allergy or sinus problems?

Can teeth extractions and new dentures create allergy or sinus problems?

Definitely, yes: Having an allergic response to dental materials is a common cause of intractable pain, chronic fatigue, chronic sinusitis and headaches. Clear plastic partial dentures with plastic teeth are preferable to pink. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having an upper back tooth implant if there no need for a sinus lift and if 3d imaging is used to view area? Consult very soon.

What are the risks of having an upper back tooth implant if there no need for a sinus lift and if 3d imaging is used to view area? Consult very soon.

Few to consider: As with any invasive dental procedure, there are many risks of post treatment infection, as the mouth is a wonderful host to bacteria. Proper hygiene and home care are paramount to the long term stability of the implant. Failure rates have dropped considerably over the years, however, it can still happen. 3d imaging is great for evaluation, and it may be found that u need a graft for support. ...Read more

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What is sinus lifting and how often and why it is needed for implant on teeth #12 & #13.Thanks.

What is sinus lifting and how often and why it is needed for  implant on teeth  #12 & #13.Thanks.

Implant success: The sinus often dips down in this area. The length of an implant is longer than the roots of the teeth that were there. This would result in the implant perforating the sinus membrane and extending into the sinus, and infection and implant failure results. By lifting the sinus and adding bone(graft) , a stable environment is created for your implant! ...Read more

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Generally, which teeth implant most difficult and would need a sinus lift the most and which does not: teeth #11, 12, 13, 14, or 15 ? Thanks in advance.

Generally, which teeth implant most difficult and would need a sinus lift the most and which does not: teeth  #11, 12, 13, 14, or 15 ? Thanks in advance.

Upper back molars: Sinus grafting is performed to gain height in order to place dental implants to support a crown, fixed implant bridge, or denture prosthesis. Since the maxillary 1st and 2nd molars are most frequently associated with proximity to the sinus, these are the teeth (#14, #15) that i would are most difficult. However, your individual sinus may also affect #'s 12, 13, and sometimes even the canine ! ...Read more

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How difficult is 2 implants on # (12,13) with regard to sinus and bone crafting.Teeth missing for long time but dentist said I had enoguh bone lift?

How difficult is  2 implants on #  (12,13) with regard to sinus and bone crafting.Teeth missing for long time but dentist said I had enoguh bone lift?

Safe and predictable: Avoiding complications begins with careful treatment planning, based on accurate preoperative anatomic evaluations, CBCT scan and surgical stent fabrication. Safe and predictable outcome. ...Read more

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How do I know if implants is right for me. Dentist I have no top teeth at all had sinus surgeries. My ENT is concern they might go through the sinus cavity. I do have a top plate i hate. I would like a false plate with implants holding it. I am 50 years o

How do I know if implants is right for me. Dentist I have no top teeth at all had sinus surgeries. My ENT is concern they might go through the sinus cavity. I do have a top plate i hate. I would like a false plate with implants holding it. I am 50 years o

Implants 4 Everyone!: The patient in the photo is one of mine and she is 94 years old. She has upper and lower screw retained implant bridges. She can eat anything and looks great! with careful planning and possibly some additional procedures to create more upper bone for implant support, nearly everyone is an implant candidate! 3d x-ray scans allow precise placement of implants and will let youlive life again! go 4 it. ...Read more

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Would doing implant on teeth 12 & 13 require for a sinus lift or touch sinus floor. 12 &13 missing & under bridge for 15 y. Is bone graft is needed?

Would doing implant on teeth 12 & 13  require for a sinus lift or touch sinus floor.  12 &13 missing & under bridge for 15 y. Is bone graft is needed?

Possibly: If there is not enough bone below the sinus in this area in your particular case, this may be a necessity. In some individuals the siuns done not come that far forward especially in the #12 are. Every case is different. ...Read more

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How do I fight sinus problems?

Address cause: One reason may be allergies producing nasal congestion. If it is, try nasal steroids. You may also have progressed such that your anatomy encourages sinus infections such as swollen nasal lining or obstruction of your sinus openings. See an ENT who will try to treat it medically first and then resort to surgery, if needed. ...Read more

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How can I cure my sinus problems?

How can I cure my sinus problems?

Chronic sinusitis: Hello. Sinusitis can be chronic on nature or recurring acute infections that return to baseline between infections. This can be caused by abnormal anatomy, problems with your immune system, allergy, exposures, this list can go on and on. See your ENT doctor for guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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Please explain why I have sinus problems for years?

Chronic sinusitis: Hello. Sinusitis can be chronic on nature or recurring acute infections that return to baseline between infections. This can be caused by abnormal anatomy, problems with your immune system, allergy, exposures, this list can go on and on. See your ENT doctor for guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I have sinus problems for years?

Many reasons: Sinusitis is a favorite term that lay people use when they walk into a doctors office. First a diagnosis needs to be made with a cat scan. That is the gold standard. But to be more specific, here are some possibilities. 1.) allergic rhinitis, 2.) hypertrophy of the middle turbinates of the lateral wall of the nose, 3.) a severely deviated nasal septum, 4.) specific granulomas of the nose.See ent. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more