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Sinus Infections & Your Teeth

Are you prone to sinus infections?  Have you ever considered seeing your dentist? Tooth infections, known as dental abscesses, can cause sinus pain and conversely, a sinus infection can lead to toothache.

Here’s how;  your sinuses are hollow chambers within your skull that are connected to each other.  If bacteria enter and settle, they can cause sinusitis or sinus pain.  This causes the passages to become swollen and inflamed causing pain and mucus build up.  Whilst you have several sinuses within your skull, only one set is linked to tooth related problems.  They are the maxillary sinuses which are located below your eyes, on either side of your nose.

The roots of your upper teeth lie very close to the floor of the maxillary sinus and therefore any build up of pressure within them can lead to toothache.  Conversely, if you have an abscess related to any of your upper teeth, this infection can travel up into your sinus causing pain.

So the next time you are suffering from any degree of sinus pain, please consult the dentists here at Dental Care Dundonald to rule out any tooth problems.




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