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My left upper back molar and gum around it hurts... today they found left maxillary sinus chronically inflamed... is it normal to have pain there?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

also called a dental sinus.
Very common when the roots of the upper molar teeth are in close proximity with the sinus area. Removing the dental infection is the only successful treatment for a dental sinus. See your dentist for consultation and treatment.

In brief: Very common

also called a dental sinus.
Very common when the roots of the upper molar teeth are in close proximity with the sinus area. Removing the dental infection is the only successful treatment for a dental sinus. See your dentist for consultation and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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3 doctors agree

In brief: DDS/ENT check

See your dentist, usually sinusitis can result in pain upon biting for maxillary molars.
Just to make sure that everything is ok dentally, go get it checked out.

In brief: DDS/ENT check

See your dentist, usually sinusitis can result in pain upon biting for maxillary molars.
Just to make sure that everything is ok dentally, go get it checked out.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sinusitis can definitely cause maxillary tooth pain.
When the sinusitis clears up, the tooth pain should as well. If not, see your dentist.

In brief: Yes

Sinusitis can definitely cause maxillary tooth pain.
When the sinusitis clears up, the tooth pain should as well. If not, see your dentist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes. Treat sinus problem.
If dental pain does not improve, see DDS.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Treat sinus problem.
If dental pain does not improve, see DDS.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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