What is Sinusitis?

   Have you ever heard of Sinusitis? This condition is also known as a sinus infection. What causes Sinusitis and how does it affect you? Read on to find out!

What Causes Sinus Infections?

   In one word- bacteria. When bacteria accumulates in the sinus cavities, it can create pressure that may resemble a toothache. As a result, some mistake sinus pressure for tooth decay, pain from wisdom teeth, or other common dental issues. Usually, with Sinusitis, you will feel pressure behind the eyes, cheeks, or around the upper teeth. This can help you to determine whether it’s a toothache or a sinus infection.


   If you do have Sinusitis, you will likely notice one or more of these symptoms, according to Crest.com:

Symptoms Of Acute Maxillary Sinusitis Include:

  • Fever
  • Stuffy nose and nasal discharge
  • Bad breath
  • Pain that is worse when sitting up than when lying down
  • Tenderness, redness, or swelling in the cheekbones

Signs Of Chronic Maxillary Sinusitis Include:

  • Cough
  • Persistent sinus toothache
  • Pain that seems worse when you have a cold or allergic reaction


Prevention is Key

   These symptoms are your body trying to tell you that something is not right. Therefore, visit your dentist if you are experiencing these symptoms. Remember, it is important to catch problems early before they get worse. Dr. Perry will listen to your concerns and help you to come up with the best treatment plan.


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