Chronic Sinus Pain Is Something We Can Often Help Treat
Posted on 2/20/2019 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
Your sinuses and your teeth are all connected. Because of that, pain in one can lead to pain in the other. That means that you can feel tooth pain in your sinuses and sinus pain in your teeth. Here is why you should see us, even if you have chronic sinus pain.
A sinus infection can cause sinus pain, but that is not the only reason why you might have the pain. Often sinus pain and pressure is caused because of an underlying dental problem. If you want to relieve that pressure, we need to take care of the underlying cause.
One of the most common dental issues that leads to sinus pain is an impacted tooth. This is a condition where a tooth did not come in all the way. It could be because there is not enough room in the jaw, or maybe it is because of the spacing of the other teeth. No matter what causes the impacted tooth, you will have pain. That pain very often will spread to the jaw.
Cavities are another pain source that can eventually lead to pain in the sinus. The raw nerve from the cavity can cause severe pain, which will feel like it is stemming from the sinuses. Broken teeth and chipped teeth can lead to sinus pain as well, especially if a nerve is exposed. The good news is that broken and chipped teeth can be repaired.
If you have sinus pain, make an appointment to see someone. If you see your doctor, do not be surprised if he or she sends you to us to take care of a dental issue. There are many different things that can be done to treat chronic sinus pain, but we cannot help you if you do not see us.
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