What Might A Toothache Have To Do With A Stuffy Nose?Dr. Abraham Hoellrich | May 14, 2013
IF YOU’RE PRONE TO SINUS INFECTIONS you may not think to visit with your friendly Columbus dentist. Well, perhaps you should! Tooth infections, also known as abscesses, can cause sinus infections. And, vice versa, a sinus infection can make you feel like you have a toothache!
What Are Sinuses And How Can They Become Infected?
Your sinuses are a connected system of hollow chambers in your skull. Air passes through them to get warm and moist before moving to your lungs. Usually your body is able to keep your sinuses clean but sometimes bacteria can grow at a rapid pace and cause an infection.
Only The Maxillary Sinuses Can Be Infected By A Tooth
While you have several sinuses, only one set is affected by tooth-related causes. The maxillary sinuses are on either side of your nose and come in close contact with the roots of your upper teeth. Because the two are so close, abscesses from the upper back teeth can make their way into your maxillary sinus and cause an infection.
Contact Us At The First Sign Of Pain
In most situations, tooth abscesses are painful. However, once in a while there’s no discomfort at all—it depends on the location of the infection. If you are experiencing pain let us know, even if the pain goes away. We can help catch problems—and infections—before they spread.
If you are at all worried that your sinus infections are causing toothaches, or a tooth-related problem is causing sinus infections, don’t hesitate to call us at 614-486-7378. We’d be happy to answer your questions or get you in to see Dr. Thompson or Dr. Hoellrich.
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