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Old 04-20-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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Sinus problems causing front tooth pain?!? Possible?!?

Okay, this sounds mad but is it possible?

I've had a pain in my two front upper teeth for two years now and have seen many specialists including dentists, neurologists, orofacial specialists etc all of which have been unable to fix my pain. Nobody can find the real source of the pain although something is obviously causing it to happen. I've even had two root canals done on the front teeth and tried to fix the pain but that didn't work either. My dentist asked me if I'd had any problems and my sinuses to which I said no, and I never get colds etc so this can't be the cause of the pain either.

However, my pain has been feeling a little better over the last couple of days and then this evening I went out for pizza with a friend. Because I was eating cheese it sometimes causes some congestion in my lower nasal passages and I started to feel the front tooth pain come back. So this has now got me wondering although it might be a long shot, but can sinus problems be the cause of front tooth pain. I don't really get much pain in my back teeth but sometimes the pain does radiate down to my ear. Often nothing will help to fix the pain except antibiotics, which would confuse everybody as no infections could be seen on dental x-rays. My front teeth are always extremely tender to touch and often react to hot and cold although I have they have both been root canaled already. However, when the dentist puts cold on them to see if they react, I feel nothing, so the sensitivity to the hot and cold is coming from somewhere else. Hmmm?!?

In addition, I have a mild skin condition on my nose and cheeks. I have often tried different creams etc to try to clear this up but when using these creams they always cause the tooth pain to be aggravated. Is it possible that creams used on the face for certain skin conditions could have active ingredients in them that could irritate the sinuses therefore making a giving possible toothache. Not one doctor I've ever spoken to has had an explanation for this event.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 04-21-2006, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Sinus problems causing front tooth pain?!? Possible?!?

Yes sinus pain can make you think you have a tooth ache.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:26 AM   #3
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Re: Sinus problems causing front tooth pain?!? Possible?!?

Absolutely! I've had a full upper denture for 20 years so I have no teeth to cause dental pain. But, when I get sinus problems, I'd swear I have an infected tooth. It really feels that way.

And, yes, I think anything you put on or near your face can affect your sinuses -- especially the scent. The lining of your sinuses can swell up in irritation as a response to the scent or some ingedient in the cream.

Old 04-25-2006, 11:21 PM   #4
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Re: Sinus problems causing front tooth pain?!? Possible?!?

Thank you... That's very helpful....

Old 03-08-2008, 11:32 PM   #5
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Re: Sinus problems causing front tooth pain?!? Possible?!?

Yes sinuses can cause tooth pain. I too had this problem, but when I found out how to clean out my sinuses with salt and water the pain would go away.

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