Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sinusitis And Tooth Pain

When you get the occasional cold or suffer from seasonal allergies its important to understand that your teeth have "neighbors", such as your sinuses, which can mimic a toothache or cause jaw pain. At this point there is no need to panic.

There are several sinuses that are located in the human head, but which one is causing you pain? Maxillary sinuses.

Maxillary sinuses are located near the nose, below the cheek, above the teeth on both sides of the nose. A sinus infection in this area can cause headaches, weakness, fevers, chills and upper tooth and jaw pain. This is due to the proximity of the nerve roots from your teeth to the maxillary sinus, which if infected can be inflamed. The inflammation can cause irritation to the nerve roots which can cause pain to the teeth. - Info here

Maxillary sinusitis can be treated many different ways:
  • Using a humidifier to moisten the air.
  • Using nasal sprays.
  • Taking oral medications such as sudafed.
  • Taking antibiotics provided by a doctor.
If you continue to have a toothache or jaw pain after your cold/allergies have went away contact your dentist immediately.

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