Maxillary Sinusitis Tooth Pain
Maxillary sinusitis is a common non dental cause of tooth pain. The maxillary sinus extends from the molar to premolar region and occasionally can extend up to the canine tooth. Further, the maxillary sinus has several nerves passing through it which include the trigeminal nerve, the anterior palatine nerve and the infra-orbital nerve.
Infection of the maxillary sinus may result in pressure on these nerves which is the primary cause for the pain.
Sinusitis Toothache Causes
Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses which may be caused due to bacterial infection.Inflammation results in pain and swelling in the affected sinus. Often in cases of tooth pain due to sinusitis, patients present with a dull aching pain which can’t be pin- pointed. Further the pain is aggravated on lying down and reduces when the patient is standing erect. Often the pain is aggravated at night.
Treatment of Sinusitis Tooth Pain
The cause of sinusitis toothache is often bacterial infection. This results in inflammation and swelling of the sinus and can be treated effectively with the use of antibiotics.
Alternative home treatment for sinusitis toothache include the following,
- Steam inhalation has been found to be highly effective in alleviating pain associated with sinusitis. Steam inhalation with aroma oils has been found to be more effective.
- Hot herbal tea aids in enhancing the immunity levels and reduces susceptibility to bacterial infections of the sinus, which is often caused due to common cold.
- Nasal irrigation on weekly basis has been found to be highly effective treatment to prevent the condition.