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Why I am experiencing severe pain while chewing even after taking treatment for my sinus problem ?

I have been experiencing severe teeth pain when chewing on left side. I went to my dentist and he said my teeth were fine, but suggested sinus problems. He recommended a neti pot and Mucinex D. After 1 week and still having extreme pain when chewing, I saw my medical doctor and he x-rayed my sinuses. The left maxillary sinus cavity shows to be filled. I have now taken two rounds of antibiotics and Mucinex D. I also have tried steam. I still experience severe pain at times especially when chewing.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Apr 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Welcome to Healthcaremagic Forum,
This seems to be sinusitis. You need to take a course of good antibiotics, pain killers, decongestants, saline nasal drops and do steam inhaltion 3-4 times/day. You also need to get CT Scan of the paranasal sinuses done to see the blockage of the sinus opening and the rest can be managed accordingly.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Wed, 20 Apr 2011
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
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you should consult e n t specialist and take treatment of maxillary sinus
it may require drainage operation to evacuate the collection in sinus

Answered: Mon, 11 Apr 2011
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