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Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues

Posted on 2/28/2019 by Ankur Johri
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health IssuesSinus infections are very common. Many people deal with them with the help of over the counter medications that manage the symptoms. Over time, the infections seem to go away, and a person goes on with their life. Then the sinus infection happens again.

Instead of trying to figure out the cause of the infections, people keep treating the symptoms. If they knew that oral health issues could cause sinus infections, they may change the way they treat them.

Connecting the Pieces
Many people look at the different parts of their body as isolated organs. They do not always realize how the different parts can connect to each other and can cause problems for other areas. The maxillary sinus sits on the base of the back teeth. That is the connection that the sinuses have to the teeth and thus to oral health.

The month is full of bacteria. When the bacteria are not removed from the mouth, it can lead to infections in the mouth. If the infections are left untreated, they can spread. Because of the proximity to the sinuses, that leaves a person susceptible to sinus infections.

Other Factors
There are other factors that could help oral health issues lead to sinus infections. Infections in the mouth can impact the immune system of the individual. When a person has a weakened immune system, they are more likely to develop other infections. Because sinus infections are already common, a person with a weakened immune system is more likely to get them.

It is important to realize the body is one whole piece. What happens in one area will impact other areas of the body. If you are dealing with constant sinus infections, it is a good idea to look at your oral health and your oral hygiene habits Improving these things may help your body feel better.

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