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Is it common to have tooth pain after sinus infection?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sinus infections often cause pain in the teeth, especially the upper teeth on the side of the innfection.

In brief: Yes

Sinus infections often cause pain in the teeth, especially the upper teeth on the side of the innfection.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Martin Raff
In addition, dental infection, usually in the bicuspid and first molars, which involves apical disease, can produce sinusitis.
Dr. James Underberg
However once the sinus infection resolves would expect the tooth pain tongonaway also ,
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dentistry - Cosmetic
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes a sinus infection can refer discomfort to some teeth but most times is the opposite, a tooth infection where one of the roots is located inside the sinus cavity can create an infection in your sinuses, your dentist will be able to diagnose it.

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes a sinus infection can refer discomfort to some teeth but most times is the opposite, a tooth infection where one of the roots is located inside the sinus cavity can create an infection in your sinuses, your dentist will be able to diagnose it.
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Upper molars and bicuspids sometimes cuspids w long roots, whose roots are near or adjacent to the maxillary sinuses will be tender to biting pressure and or throb when the sinuses are inflamed.
Antibiotics and decongestants will mitigate these symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Upper molars and bicuspids sometimes cuspids w long roots, whose roots are near or adjacent to the maxillary sinuses will be tender to biting pressure and or throb when the sinuses are inflamed.
Antibiotics and decongestants will mitigate these symptoms.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: During or after

Yes, upper posterior teeth.
However, it tooth pain persists after resolution of sinus infection, it may be primarily a dental problem. If so, see dentist.

In brief: During or after

Yes, upper posterior teeth.
However, it tooth pain persists after resolution of sinus infection, it may be primarily a dental problem. If so, see dentist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

This is common. You usually have pain in the back upper left and right side teeth.
The roots of these teeth are close to your sinuses.

In brief: Yes

This is common. You usually have pain in the back upper left and right side teeth.
The roots of these teeth are close to your sinuses.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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