In most cases, anything that comes within an ear, nose, and mouth area is linked, which includes headaches and sinus. In some cases, you may experience sinus as the only symptom, and if so, you may need to go to an endodontist to get the situation treated.
How Does A Tooth Infection Begin?
Particles from the foods you eat all day long are in your mouth, which sticks to your teeth. If you do not brush and floss well, these particles turn into tartar and damage your tooth’s enamel, causing a hole in the teeth. And if you do not visit, get the cavities treated. This may lead to a tooth infection because bacteria can enter from the hole in the enamel into the pulp at the bottom of the teeth and affect the roots. This then turns into an infection and begins to spread around.
What Happens When an Infection Spreads?
You may always not experience pain in your gums or the affected tooth; hence, do not wait for the pain. When infections begin in the back teeth and then spread to sinuses; you may not have a clear picture of the reason for the pain. An incorrect diagnosis and treatment can lead to the development of a sinus disease called maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin.
What Is Maxillary Sinusitis of Endodontic Origin
SEO is when you will experience nasal congestion, running nose, pain in areas of the face, or a weird smell that you don’t usually get. You will not feel any pain or have any chewing troubles because the tooth has died. That is because the infection is at the root level and is moving into the maxillary sinuses.
How To Treat This Problem?
In most cases, if you are experiencing any sinus-related issues, you will always go to an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a diagnosis and treatment. That is because we’ve always believed that a sinus issue is a nasal or throat-related issue, but as a matter of fact, that is not always the case. In many cases, the problem is because of an infected tooth that you did not even know about. Your ENT specialist may give you antibiotics which will give you temporary relief from the pain but will not be effective in killing the infection at the bottom of the tooth. And eventually, that infection will turn into a major dental problem for you.
What To Do Next?
If you have been suffering from a long-time sinus problem that your doctor has not been able to treat; it would be better to visit an endodontist. It could be because of an infected tooth which only an endodontic treatment be able to solve. At SAIR Dental Group, we have the best specialists who can help solve your problem. Call us at (832)924-2666 to book your appointment now.