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The Unexpected Teeth and Sinus Connection

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Uncategorized

When you feel pain in your tooth, you usually expect something to be wrong with it. However, tooth pain can quite often be a result of pressure from the sinuses.

If you are having a bad cold or a sinus infection, or even if you just have narrow nasal passages in general, it may be the source of your tooth pain. The buildup of mucous in the nasal passages presses on all of the muscle and tissue surrounding it resulting in pressure and pain on your upper teeth, the teeth closest to the sinuses.

It’s always best to consult with a dentist if you are experiencing any tooth pain. If you have a cold or sinus infection, it’s best to let the dentist know this relevant piece of information so that they can help you make the best choices for your care.

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What You Need to Know About Grillz

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Xerostomia: What is it, and how do I fix it?

It’s a feeling we’ve all experienced at some point or another: a parched, gritty, can’t-get-water-fast-enough sensation that’s unpleasant at best and dangerous at worst. Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a medical condition that we tend to write off as mere dehydration. While taking a big gulp of water can help in the short-term, if your […]

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Dentistry: Not Just for Humans!

If you have a pet at home, you may have taken them for a dental checkup. That’s right, animals—especially pets and zoo animals—often need dental care. Periodontal disease is one of the biggest reasons animals lose teeth. This is particularly true for pets and zoo animals in captive who decidedly live longer than they would […]

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What Other Surgeries Can an Endodontist Perform?

While endodontists are known as specialists in root canal therapy, they actually specialize in saving teeth by working with the inside of the tooth. Endodontists can do a variety of surgeries to save your natural tooth. One of these surgeries is called an apicoectomy. An apicoectomy is needed when conventional root canal treatment cannot treat […]

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The Impact of Pacifier Use on Your Baby’s Teeth

There are a few benefits as to why pacifiers should be given to babies. Research has shown that pacifiers can actually help reduce incidences of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Babies who suck on pacifiers during sleep don’t fall into as deep a sleep as those who don’t suck on pacifiers. This means that if […]

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