Originally posted by emmab: |
my dentist told me that sinus problems can cause tooth pain - I had seen her because of a nerve that is dying in a back tooth. What I am wondering is...how can you tell the difference between
1) sinus infection that leads to tooth pain
2) tooth infection that leads to sinus pain???
ie how do you know what to treat???
If you are experiencing symptoms such as; sneezing, watery/red/burning/itchy eyes, nasal congestion, some ear pressure/discomfort, hives, itchyness, sniffling, wheezing, pain over your teeth, by mastoid, over eyebrows it could be sinus.
I would think both could lead to bad breath...
Fever, malaise, swollen glands, funny/funky taste in mouth-sinus. That is only my opinion but that is what cross my mind.
Your best bet is to pose this question to your doctor. Both are important.
I would gargle with warm salt water until I get to the doctor.