dental care


Question by  amlaity (20)

Can a sinus infection lead to a gum infection?

I had a sinus infection and then got a gum infection very quickly.


Answer by  linsm (898)

Absolutely. Sinus infection can and ofen does cause pain and swelling around our cheeks and nose, but our gums as well. However, if there is severe swelling of the gums, along with severe pain, it is possible that the gums have become infected as well, but this should be determined by a physician.


Answer by  JuliaJolie (415)

Yes, it is possible for a sinus infection to cause a gum infection. This is because your teeth are connected to your sinus cavity, so secondary infections can circulate through the ear, nose and throat network. It can happen when your immune system is already compromised from dealing with another infection.


Answer by  Milette4 (900)

The sinus cavity is located directly above the roof of the mouth. When the sinus cavity becomes infected it can swell and apply pressure to the roots of the upper teeth and this may result in gum infection. This infection may then spread to the throat and 'poison' other areas of the body.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

Yes, because your teeth are connected to the sinus cavity. The original infection can lead to residual infections. This is because the immune system is already compromised. It is already dealing with an infection. It can cause an infection at the gum line. It can lead to inflammation and bleeding in the gums.


Answer by  marhut4381 (131)

Yes you can get a gum infection from a sinus infection because the teeth are connected to the sinus cavity.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

No it can not because your sinuses have nothing to do with your gums. You probably got both of them very quickly and that is why it seems one is causing the other.


Answer by  Stinkfist (10)

Gum infection is very possible when the person already has a sinus infection. A very usual sign that the gums are infected, is that they swell.


Answer by  y3636363 (1380)

Yes it can lead to a gum infection if you are not eating correctly and that is why it gets connected but otherwise there is no real link between those two things.

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