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Can a sinus infection cause a toothache?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, especially upper posterior teeth.
See DDS for pain unrelated to sinusitis.

In brief: Yes

Yes, especially upper posterior teeth.
See DDS for pain unrelated to sinusitis.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Alan Carr
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes, a sinus infection (sinusitis) or inflammation can cause a toothache — specifically in the upper rear teeth, which are close to the sinuses

In fact, pain in the upper teeth is a fairly common symptom with sinus conditions.
If you have a persistent toothache, first consult your dentist for an exam. He or she will consider possible dental causes for the toothache, such as periodontal disease, tooth grinding, cavities or dental abscesses. If your dentist rules out a dental cause for the toothache, consult your doctor. He or she will consider whether a sinus condition or other underlying medical problem is contributing to the toothache.

In brief: Yes, a sinus infection (sinusitis) or inflammation can cause a toothache — specifically in the upper rear teeth, which are close to the sinuses

In fact, pain in the upper teeth is a fairly common symptom with sinus conditions.
If you have a persistent toothache, first consult your dentist for an exam. He or she will consider possible dental causes for the toothache, such as periodontal disease, tooth grinding, cavities or dental abscesses. If your dentist rules out a dental cause for the toothache, consult your doctor. He or she will consider whether a sinus condition or other underlying medical problem is contributing to the toothache.
Dr. Alan Carr
Dr. Alan Carr
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes

But so can an infected or fractured tooth.
Why don't you call your Dentist and have him/her check it out for you.

In brief: Yes

But so can an infected or fractured tooth.
Why don't you call your Dentist and have him/her check it out for you.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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