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Can a multiple tooth infection cause sinus infection?

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Posted on Sat, 14 May 2016
Question: can a multiple tooth infection/abscess also infect the sinus & ear also? what type of antibiotic wold need to be prescribed? can a penicillin prescription cure the infection? what dose would be needful? also, is there a pain reliever that can adders my pain? ive been taking 3 ibuprofen every 4 - 6 hours: it barely helps, what would you prescribe? im double checking for my symptoms: i have a consultationin about an hour.. with a doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, tooth infection can easily get to the sinuses

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this tooth infection. The sinuses are very close to the teeth and allow for easy infection spread especially not well managed. The preferred antibiotics are those against anaerobes such as metronidazole/rovamycine. Penicillins are not the primary drugs for tooth infection. There are powerful pain medications but you will need to get a script from your doctor for this. I will suggest you add 1000mg of Tylenol every six hours for better and more effective pain control before you get to see a doctor.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
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Can a multiple tooth infection cause sinus infection?

Brief Answer: Yes, tooth infection can easily get to the sinuses Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this tooth infection. The sinuses are very close to the teeth and allow for easy infection spread especially not well managed. The preferred antibiotics are those against anaerobes such as metronidazole/rovamycine. Penicillins are not the primary drugs for tooth infection. There are powerful pain medications but you will need to get a script from your doctor for this. I will suggest you add 1000mg of Tylenol every six hours for better and more effective pain control before you get to see a doctor. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.