Your sinuses are very close neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the tooth roots from the sinus cavity. It’s no wonder that when there is pain in that area, the location can be hard to discover. The Lewisville Dentist treats such cases with care. It might be something simple, or something more serious requiring a root canal.
Allergies, infections, and the common cold can irritate sinus tissues. When sinus tissues become inflamed and infected, it can affect the teeth.
In extreme cases, swollen sinus tissues can actually move the teeth slightly, changing the bite. The reverse scenario can also transpire. The infection surrounding an abscessed tooth can easily travel to the sinus cavity.
An abscess is an infected pocket of pus in a tooth and/or the surrounding bone and tissue. The most frequent type of oral abscess originates in the pulp of the tooth and is ordinarily caused by cavities.
An abscess can cause complete tooth loss and the infection can also destroy jawbone. Before that happens, it is usually treated by a root canal. A root canal involves removing the infected area of the tooth, then cleaning out the empty canals, filling them, and sealing the tooth. After a period of healing, a crown is usually put in place.
If an abscess damages the tooth until it is beyond saving and requires extraction, a dental implant is one replacement option, but only if there is enough bone to anchor the implant.
You have several sinus cavities, and pain can emanate from any or all of them, so if you have an infection in more than one sinus cavity, you may have pain behind the nose and eyes. An abscessed tooth should never be ignored.
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