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How can I relieve a sinus toothache?

How can I relieve a sinus toothache?

Sudafed: Assuming you are not on blood pressure medicine, sudafed will often provide sinus relief without affecting any teeth directly. If this resolves the issue, it may be sinus in origin. Most pain meds and antibiotics will work on symptoms of dental and sinus etiology providing relief without determining the origin of the problem. Best to see a dentist with that information to determine appropriate tx. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Can a sinus toothache still have sensitivity when tapped?

Can a sinus toothache still have sensitivity when tapped?

Yes and no: Toothaches of sinus origin can be tapping tender and cold sensitive. Often times on multiple teeth in the affected area (upper back teeth). Don't forget, however, that an equal possibility is a tooth-centered problem that has nothing to do with the sinus. A skilled general dentist or endodontist can be helpful in determining your case. ...Read more

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How to stop the pain from a sinus toothache if it's not your tooth that's the problem? Prescriptions and other tablets aren't working at all

Facial pain doc: I assumed that you have visited an ENT doctor and a dentist. Even so, you should really follow up with your doctors and let them refer you to different specialists as needed. You need to rule out the common diagnosis first. They may refer you to a facial pain specialist that deal with cases that's hard to diagnose. You may need a thorough work up as well. Talk to your doctors. ...Read more

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Severe facial pain for 4 mos, diagnosis of sinus probs & toothache. Currently have severe facial swelling. Could this be trigeminal neuralgia?

Dangerous condition: Severe facial swelling is not found with trigeminal neuralgia. This is likely caused by an infected (abcessed) tooth. Infection in the head and neck region is a serious condition. You should seek medical/dental care immediately. ...Read more

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Does panadol (acetaminophen) sinus work for toothache?

Does panadol (acetaminophen) sinus work for toothache?

Toothache: Panadol/ Acetaminophen is a mild pain killer. It is possible you might get some relief from the medication, however its also possible it will not help your toothache! in any event a visit to the denist would be in order to treat your toothache. ...Read more

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What is the relation between the sinus pain and the toothache ? And there is any effect with pain in an ear on tooth ?

Sinus/tooth pain: The upper back teeth and the maxillary sinus are often linked when one or the other are inflamed for infected. Additionally, dental pain often radiates (or is referred) to neighboring anatomical structures and can be perceived as ear pain. Also, the jaw joint is directly in front of the ear, which can refer pain to the teeth. Accurate diagnosis can prevent unnecessary dental procedures. ...Read more

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My 6 year old says the left side of his face hurts. He doesn't have a toothache or sinus infection or any swelling. Should we take him to the ER?

My 6 year old says the left side of his face hurts. He doesn't have a toothache or sinus infection or any swelling. Should we take him to the ER?

He is teething: The facial pain is from the growing first adult molar ( calked the six year old molar) ,they usually make a bulge in the gums behind the last baby molar on each side,there are lots of OTC meds for that purpose,that alleviate the pain associated with eruption pressure on the gums. ...Read more

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Toothache or allergy/sinus flare up, what's the difference?

Toothache or allergy/sinus flare up, what's the difference?

Either: Toothache is not expected in allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. On very rarely occasions, the tooth may be infected if the infection in the maxillary sinus erodes the bony floor of the sinus and gets into the root of the tooth. Toothache will not get better if the tooth is decaying and may often throb. Throbbing is also not expected with any ache associated with nasal or sinus issues. ...Read more

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I have a toothache but the dentist said nothing wrong with my teeth but my sinus look abnormal and i don't have any sinus problem.How come?

Sinuses: The roots of the upper back teeth commonly protrude into the sinuses of the upper jaw. You may have sinus congestion, even though you have no symptoms. Moving the head or going up and down stairs can cause toothache-like pain. Take a decongestant and the symptoms should subside. ...Read more

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Can my sinus infection be the cause of my toothache? Is yes, why? I have a dentist appt in a few days...Should i mention the toothache if b/c sinus?

Yes: Sinuses are so intimately involved with your teeth so often soreness with biting and cold sensitivity accompany a sinus infection. Your dentist should do some vitality tests and surmise whether your pain is from sinusitis, fracture, cavity, or some other source. I hope you feel awesome soon. Toothaches are no fun. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more