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Old 09-04-2003, 12:26 PM   #1
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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???

 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 09-09-2003, 05:16 PM   #3
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This is a very hard question to answer.
I had pain above my 6 upper front teeth. The dentist asked me if I had had or still had a sinus infection. I told him not to my knowledge. He xrayed the teeth and said there was no problem with them. He said I did have much bone loss above the teeth and food particles getting up there could be causing infection. As time went on I did develop sinus infections and was treated several times by my regular physician. As they kept returning and as the pain was still hurting those teeth, I went back to my dentist and asked him:Is the sinus infection causing the pain in the teeth or is the dental problem causing the sinus infections. He said he could not say definitely, but felt it was probably the dental problems causing the sinus infections. I finally had my teth removed and an upper denture plate. It is hard to find out, even with xrays. Maybe an Ear, nose and throat specialist might be able to decide. Myself, I was just fed up with it all, and knew my upper teeth days were numbered. Good Luck

 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:03 PM   #4
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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.


 
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