Florida E.N.T. & Allergy Advises on Bad Breath and Upper Toothache - How to Tell if a Patient is Visiting the Wrong Doctor
When Bad Breath and Toothache Become a Concern, Visit the Right E.N.T.
Tampa, FL, January 24, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Bad breath could be embarrassing for an individual, and it could even negatively impact his or her personal, social, and business relationships. Suffering from bad breath or tooth pain may not be from something an individual ate nor could it be a result of gum disease. It could possibly stem from a common medical condition referred to as sinusitis.
More than 12 percent of adults in America have been diagnosed with upper tooth pain, which can lead to other problems including bad breath. Many think that the solution to this problem starts at a dentist when in fact it could start at an E.N.T specialist.
Sinusitis can be easily managed with the help of a simple procedure, designed to expand one’s nasal passageway and increase airflow. This, in turn, will reduce symptoms associated with bad breath and toothaches.
A sinus infection (sinusitis) affects about one in eight adults and commonly occurs when fungus or bacteria infect the sinuses. Allergies, nasal polyps, and deviated septum could also lead to sinusitis. Along with the symptoms mentioned above, symptoms of sinusitis could also include the feeling of fullness in the face, fever, runny nose, and postnasal drainage.
While many people are familiar with sinus infection symptoms including a headache, nasal congestion, and fever, many are not aware that upper tooth pain and bad breath are symptoms to look out for as well. If an individual finds himself or herself practicing good dental hygiene and are still suffering from bad breath or upper tooth pain, his or her dentist may not be able to provide a solution, but rather their E.N.T.
“Issues with sinuses may affect your day-to-day life, including missing work or school,” says Pamela B. Baines, M.D. a board certified E.N.T. with Florida E.N.T. & Allergy. “It’s important to know the difference between the issues that can affect your nasal passages to receive the proper treatment and get back to your life.”
Sinusitis can be treated with nasal sprays or medications to reduce swelling, but chronic sinusitis could require additional medication. A new in-office procedure designed to treat inflamed nasal passages called balloon sinuplasty might also be an effective treatment option. This procedure can be done by a local E.N.T specialist and is conveniently minimally invasive.
Over-the-counter treatments may help, but it’s important to seek medical treatment with an E.N.T. if symptoms persist.
For more information about Florida E.N.T. & Allergy, go to www.FloridaENTandAllergy.com or call (813) 879-8045.
About Florida E.N.T. & Allergy:
The physicians of Florida E.N.T. & Allergy have served the Tampa Bay community for over 40 years. From pediatric allergies to fitting hearing aids, our caring and experienced physicians specialize in ear, nose and throat care for the entire family using comprehensive, cutting-edge technologies.
Source: Florida E.N.T. & Allergy