I certainly think seeing an ENT is a good idea. Infected tooth roots from the upper teeth can go inside the maxillary sinus and cause sinusitis. The extra tissue you are experiencing might be a polyp from chronically inflamed sinuses. You might need a CT of the sinuses for more information. However, if you do have an infected tooth, you will still need to have this addressed as dental infections can be potentially life-threatening.
Hello and hope you are doing well.
All sinuses drain into the nose. It's unlikely to have any connection to the mouth, unless any invasive surgeries have been performed. I would advise you to consult your dentist and have your tooth infection resolved. As, this will help to stop the drainage and will help reduce the infection and pain.
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It's not unusual for an infection of an upper tooth to leak into the maxillary sinuses, so put your first money on the dentist. Antibiotics work on tooth infections, but not sinus infections, so I'd recommend a Neilmed Sinus Rinse, which is effective for maxillary sinuses, and only costs $13
Thank you so much! I will definitely get it checked out as soon as I can. Thanks again!
That makes sense! Thanks for helping! :)
my son woke up with a very swollen upper lip this morning, we put ice on it and it is still swollen, he didn't tell me till now that he has a tooth bothering him, do you think these could be related? i know you said about the swelling on inside of his lip,but his is on the outside as well ?
Just spent the last year dealIng with the exact same thing I went the ent route because I had med ins and no dental big mistake ent misdiagnosed lump after biopsy and many test later he scares me and my family with undetected rare deseases that led to acute granulosus desease finally paid to see endodontist and fixed me right up pay the money and go to endodontist!!!
I have had both upper and lower teeth problems. May have a couple broken teeth at the moment but cannot afford to see a dentist. Over the past year I have experienced a post nasal drip. It gets so bad at times I need to grab an inhaler and get really short of breath. I have been to an ENT and he only saw a tiny polyp that didn't seem to be a big problem Over this time period I have had two really bad sinus infections which required a series of antibiotics. The post nasal drip happens in the middle of the night when sleeping, it happens when I am working and bend over (clear fluid pours out). I am seeing an allergist tomorrow to see if its just adult onset of allergies.
I am so tired of ingesting these inhalers, coughing and losing my sense of smell. The one thing I am starting to think is my teeth are in need of root canals and maybe that is the real problem.
If anyone has any suggestion please let me know.
in relation to spending money at the dentist. a dentist can reffer you to an ent. and potentially both sinus or teeth could be the result to your problem. I work in dental and have been doing the studies between teeth and sinus as I myself have no infection lesion on my root tips but do have pain in a tooth. with a retention cyst sitting above the tooth. if when they take the X-ray there is an infection I would go ahead with root canal. if the root tip is sitting in the floor of the sinus I would then ask to see a ent before commencing with a rct. asking the dentist to first get an opg will be a good indercation on if you may have. cyst as it will show in this X-ray. infections in teeth can cause many problems, not just a sore tooth or swollen face. the infection like anyone is siting there if you we're to get a big infected wound on your leg you would have it treated or it could spread or cause other infectious condition and can cause great illness. if you are having other symptoms aswell as sinus pain. migraines etc then get dentist to reffer you to ent. hope this helps
I am a healthy 43 year old male who started experiencing sinus problem over a year ago out of nowhere. Pressure in my sinuses, nausea, and strong fatigue were the main symptoms. Very little to no discharge occurring. I have spent time and money over the last year trying to figure out what is going on. These symptoms were strong and changed my state of being in a dramatic way. I also experienced sinus infections during this time. It basically felt like one long sinus infection. Antibiotics did not work. Went to ENT and over the course of many catscans and visits, had sinus surgery done after about 7 months of intencse symptoms. My right sinus was completely backed up and became the focus of pressure. I had a hard time recovering from surgery, it took like 3 months to get back to feeling halfway normal, I was weak, got a couple sinus infections, and felt like I had upper respitory issues the whole time. I finally recovered and my sinus' began to drain better, but still was not normal. Luckily, I began to have some pain when drinking hot beverages so I went to see a dentist and I needed a root canal to an upper molar, right below the impacted sinus. In addition, It turned out a had a cyst in the root of the tooth next to the dead tooth that apparently was the cause of the sinus issues. I had a procedure done that got rid of the cyst after the root canal about 5 weeks ago now and have been feeling way better. Although I am not sure I am completely out of the woods, it certainly appears the cyst was the culprit, although I still seem to have some lingering issues based possibly on diet. Hope this has helped any one that reads this
Hi my name is carol and i have sinus in i went to the ER and they said i had a URI which is a upper respiratory infection they gave me cetirizine tab 10mg once a day before a meal for 14 days and methylprednisolone 4mg tabs dosepak for 6 days my lips was swollen,red and purple and my eyes was itching to before i went to the ER the medicines helped for a little while but my top lip still bother me i been going back and forward to my doc.so i got tied in went to ER do i need to see a sinus specialist i thought it was fever and it was at one time and i used the medicine i think i am spellin it right abravo for fever it work a little then when i think its going to heal it come back i no i have a infection in the upper because i feel it and my ear pop alot i just dont no what to do they did blood work on me and my white blood count was a little high can some one please help me i want it to go away it make me feel bad and i dont have no energy feel tied all the time lips are purple and red and swollen please let me no what i need to do