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Could the recurring tooth infection and sore inside nose be connected?

Hello, My name is Wanda I am a 40year old female with type one diabetes (have had it for 7 years ) I have had a tooth infection in my gums for honestly on and off for about 2 years it swells up then bursts with yellowish clear pus above a tooth which needs to be pulled. I have felt like I've had a sinus cold for the past few weeks and then discovered a sore on the inside of my left nostil.. could they be connected
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
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Hello wanda and welcome.
Thanks for sharing your concern.

The roots of upper molars are in very close proximity with the maxillary sinus above.
Therefore some times it becomes difficult to diagnose whether the patient presents pain due to tooth infection or sinusitis.

But clinical evaluation with supporting x rays makes it clear whether the origin of infection is teeth or sinus.

Therefore in my view please meet your dentist/ENT specialist for a sinus view x ray.
This will make things pretty clear.Meanwhile do take good care of yourself.et us know for further doubts.

Thanks.
Take care.
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Could the recurring tooth infection and sore inside nose be connected?

Hello wanda and welcome. Thanks for sharing your concern. The roots of upper molars are in very close proximity with the maxillary sinus above. Therefore some times it becomes difficult to diagnose whether the patient presents pain due to tooth infection or sinusitis. But clinical evaluation with supporting x rays makes it clear whether the origin of infection is teeth or sinus. Therefore in my view please meet your dentist/ENT specialist for a sinus view x ray. This will make things pretty clear.Meanwhile do take good care of yourself.et us know for further doubts. Thanks. Take care.